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AMA Steps Forward Modules
  • STEPS ForwardTM is a practice-based initiative brought to you by the American Medical Association. Our goal is to provide you with proven strategies that can improve practice efficiency and help you reach the Quadruple Aim - better patient experience, better population health and lower overall costs with improved professional satisfaction. 
  • Health care is changing rapidly. Physicians are transforming their practices into organizations that can achieve the Quadruple Aim - better patient experience, better population health and lower overall costs with improved professional satisfaction. To navigate this environment, we leveraged the findings from the AMA-RAND study, "Factors affecting physician professional satisfaction and their implications for patient care, health systems, and health policy," to develop the STEPS ForwardTM practice transformation series.  STEPS ForwardTM offers innovative strategies that will allow physicians and their staff to thrive in the new healthcare environment. Topic areas include:

    • Patient Care (16 modules)
    • Work Flow and Process (14 modules)
    • Leading Change (7 modules)
    • Professionalism and Well-Being (5 modules)
    • Technology and Finance (8 modules)
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DEI Resources in Chattanooga
Erlanger Resources
  • Erlanger Employee Assistance Program for Erlanger paid UT Faculty (Aetna Anytime Support)
  • Erlanger Fitness Room (2nd Floor Medical Mall, near the glass A Elevator above First Tennessee Bank) Code is given to residents during orientation; 24/7 access for all Erlanger employees, residents, and medical students, no fees; fitness equipment and free weights.
  • Erlanger Pastoral Care Program
  • Erlanger Chapel (non-denominational sacred, quiet space) located on Erlanger first floor between Starbucks and the Gift Shop. 
Fitness Centers and Gyms
UT Employee Discounts available to UT Residents, Fellows, Paid Faculty, and Staff 

Partnerships with several national companies allow UT to offer an employee discount program. Listed below are some of the statewide discounts offered to UT employees. Be sure to check with each campus/institute for any additional entity-specific discounts.

Lodging and camping discounts at Tennessee state parks

UT employees receive discounts of up to 50 percent on lodging and camping fees at more than 50 state parks in Tennessee. View a list of state park discounts here.

Discounts with major wireless phone providers

UT employees may receive discounts on monthly recurring charges and accessories. Please contact your carrier regarding discounts.

Rental car discounts

UT employees are eligible for discounts with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental by accessing the Concur booking tool at  Please note:  If you are traveling officially as a UT employee (e.g., to an approved educational conference), you cannot be reimbursed for rental cars unless it is approved ahead of time by the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Director of Administration and Finance, Jane Clay.

Discounts on floral arrangements

UT employees can save 20 percent on all regular-priced floral and gift items with From You Flowers. To receive the discount, use code 36B at checkout.

Discounts on office supplies

UT employees can register personal credit cards with Staples to automatically receive discounts in retail stores across the county for personal purchases. Additional questions can be directed to UT's contact, Debbie Spurgeon, at 865.932.7940.

Discounts on tickets to Biltmore Estate in Asheville

Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, offers UT employees discounts on admission tickets. Discounts vary depending on dates and ticket types.

Deals on admission to Orlando theme parks

Affordable Travel of Orlando offers UT employees discounts on tickets and travel packages at Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Discovery Bay and Aquatica. Employees should use registration code TENNESSEE to receive discounts. Additional questions can be directed to 888.632.1103.

Computer and software discounts

All UT employees receive discounts on computers, software, and accessories ordered through the VolTech Shop, UT Knoxville's official campus store.

Feb 14, 2023