A look at how WSMA's initiatives created real change in the lives of physicians and patients in 2019.
Better Prescribing, Better Treatment
Protecting patients from highly addictive medications.
45 health systems enrolled, representing over 20,000 prescribers.
Achieved a 70% reduction in non-compliant acute prescriptions.
Healthy Doctors, Healthier Patients
Strengthening physician wellness and restoring the joy of medicine.
Conducted first-ever statewide burnout and fulfillment study, which found physicians in Washington state are more burned out and less fulfilled than the national average.
Convened 8 health care organizations, in partnership with the AMA and Physicians Foundation, to research the effectiveness of wellness interventions.
Continuing Medical Education
Ensuring CME presented by our accredited providers meets the highest standards.
WSMA-accredited providers and the WSMA provided 1,289 CME activities, 58% of all CME activities in Washington state.
Honoring Choices® Pacific Northwest
Leading the region on advance care planning conversations.
Over 50 teams from 30 health care and community organizations held more than 12,000 advance care planning conversations.