The WSMA provides resources on a host of topics—from
and more—so that you can spend more of your time delivering quality care.
In the Resources section you will find:
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Guidance and resources for the physician community to support their
response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What physicians, physician assistants, and medical practices need to know about
the end of pandemic flexibilities.
Unwinding the Public Health Emergency
COVID-19 vaccines, testing locations, what to do if you have COVID-19, and
Vaccines and Patient Resources
Resources and tools to help patients, physicians, and advance practitioners have and document
conversations about wishes regarding future medical care.
Advance Care Planning
Inspiring adults of all ages to create their personal end-of-life care
plans, with tools they need to get started and guidance for sharing those
plans with their loved ones and health care teams.
Honoring Choices® Pacific Northwest
Helping ensure your wishes for future medical care are known, valued, and
POLST, or Portable Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, helps give
seriously ill patients more control over their care.
A broad-based group of individuals and organizations dedicated to helping
patients, clinicians, and caregivers improve the way we prepare for and
treat serious illness.
Washington Serious Illness Care Coalition
Programs and resources to help strengthen resilience and help you thrive
professionally in today’s health care environment.
Physicians are leading efforts in Washington state to reduce prescription
opioid-related overdose and death.
A physician-led, peer-to-peer, non-punitive initiative aimed at
encouraging safe opioid prescribing.
Better Prescribing, Better Treatment
WSMA’s new podcast to support safe prescribing of opioids and controlled
Better Prescribing, Better Treatment Podcast
Information on new state opioid prescribing requirements and state and
federal opioid prescribing guidelines.
Prescribing Rules and Guidelines
Get started prescribing buprenorphine with these resources.
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
A key priority for the WSMA is to address everyday practice burdens and
their impact on physicians, clinical teams, and patients.
New state rules to streamline the process for medical services and
prescription drugs are in effect. Find out what you need to know.
Starting June 2018, new state rules go into effect that will standardize
and streamline physician credentialing. Make sure you make the most of
And initiative to improve physician satisfaction and decrease burnout by
reducing administrative burdens and promoting wellness.
Healthy Doctors, Healthier Patients
Turn to the WSMA's online knowledge bank for legal resources. You help
your patients, and we'll help you understand the law.
An easy-to-use online guide of the many laws commonly encountered in a
Washington Physicians’ Guide to Health Law
Designed to help you review and understand the terms of contractual
agreements you are considering entering into, whether it be for employment
or with a payer or network sponsor.
Helping you build an understanding of important concepts such as peer
review, just culture, and the role of the medical staff.
Peer Review and Medical Staff
WSMA-led initiatives designed to improve the quality of care for both
patients and physicians in Washington state.
Featuring specialty-specific, evidence-based recommendations for
physicians, advance practitioners, and patients on the risks and benefits of various medical
tests, treatments, and procedures.
Redirecting care to the most appropriate setting and reducing preventable
emergency room visits through targeted education and best practices.
ER is for Emergencies
Winner of the 2013 AAMSE Profiles of Excellence Award, WSMA's Know Your
Choices, Ask Your Doctor initiative focuses on getting patients the right
care, at the right place, at the right time.
Know Your Choices, Ask Your Doctor
Caring for others means providing equitable care for all.
Providing a framework for recognizing and examining our own biases.
Health Equity M&M Webinar Series
Guidance for those positioned to facilitate change in their organizations.
Leadership Development and Action Collective
Resources for medical professionals to learn about building trust with
Inclusive Language and Health Equity Resources
An endowment to build a more diverse physician population.
Scholarship and Diversity Advancement Fund
Catch up on our health equity webinars to date.
Providing comprehensive and culturally competent care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.
Caring for Your LGBT Patients
Caring for, and advocating for, Asian American and Pacific Islander
Caring for Your AAPI Patients
Foster conversations among your peers within your practice or
Holding Your Own Health Equity M&M
Incorporating a diversity, inclusion, and equity lens to everything we do.
What you need to know to ensure your practice or organization is in full
compliance with new state rules.
Assisting medical students, physicians, physician assistants, and others
living with disabilities in Washington state.
Medical Professionals Living with Disabilities
Assisting medical students in Washington.
Medical School Disability Resources
Working to meet the needs of Washingtonians.
Additional Disability Resources
Employment opportunities for clinicians and administrators; services
available; practices for sale or lease; and more.