The American Medical Association (AMA) recently published a new resource that helps clinical professionals and consumers adopt digital health solutions. That tool—the Digital Health Implementation Playbook (the Playbook)—includes 12 steps, best practices, and other resources that guide through the process of adopting and scaling such solutions.
The 12 steps included in the Playbook include:
- Identifying a need
- Forming teams
- Defining success
- Evaluating the vendor
- Making the case
- Designing the workflow
- Preparing the staff
- Patient partnership
- Evaluating success
The steps range from best practices relating to any digital health solution, to best practices that relate to specific categories of digital health technology. According to statements from AMA leadership, the Playbook’s aim is to make technology an asset—instead of a burden—by providing the medical community widespread access to proven techniques for implementing such. To ensure its accuracy, more than 80 clinical professionals, administrators, consumers, and others contributed to the Playbook, and will continue to update and add to it over time.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is the largest association of physicians—both MDs and DOs—and medical students in the United States. The AMA’s mission is “to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
This was reported by Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report on October 17, 2018.
Contact Information: American Medical Association, AMA Plaza, 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 39300, Chicago, Illinois 60611; (800) 621-8335; Website: www.ama-assn.org