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Physician Leadership Forum

The American Hospital Association's Physician Leadership Forum (PLF) is a new way for physicians and hospitals to advance excellence in patient care. Through the Forum, the AHA will work more closely with the medical community to identify best practices and deliver value-based care. Participating physicians and hospitals will commit to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of care delivery. The American Hospital Association's Physician Leadership Forum also offers physicians a unique opportunity to participate in AHA policy and advocacy development process while preparing to collaboratively lead the hospitals of the future.

What's New

  • Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Toolkit

    To support hospitals’ efforts in the appropriate use of medical resources, the PLF is releasing toolkits on each of the recommended areas. The latest toolkit addresses reducing preventable inpatient admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) such as asthma, low back pain and pneumonia. Previous toolkits focused on patient blood management and antimicrobial stewardship. To download the toolkit, click here »

  • Creating Exceptional Physician-Nurse Dyads: Using Collaborative Partnerships to Raise the Standard of Care and Improve the Overall Patient Experience - Recording and slides available 

    Presenters Alan J. Conrad, MD and Tracy Duberman, PhD, share the story of one health system's journey to creating collaborative partnerships through a dyad activation process that raised the standard of care and improved the overall patient experience. To download the slides or view the recording, click here »

  • AHA Report Examines Value of CME

    A new report from the AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum recommends ways to improve the value of continuing medical education to hospitals. Hospitals provided 35% of the accredited CME in 2013, investing close to $1 billion. The report, "Continuing Medical Education as a Strategic Resource" provides an assessment of the value of CME, recommends ways to improve value, and identifies case examples of hospitals that are using CME to improve performance and align the delivery system. To download the report, click here »