Extensive new guidance from the American Medical Association aims to reduce physician burnout rates by offering a range of ways to redesign a practice that can ease day-to-day burdens, including improved use and satisfaction of health information technologies.

The guidance supports a new AMA initiative called STEPS Forward. It starts with 16 modules, each of them addressing specific practice challenges with implementation tips, case studies, videos, and other tools and resources. Core health IT guidance covers five steps to improved electronic health records software selection and purchase, 10 steps to better EHR implementation and tips on identifying hardware needs, among other issues.

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