Commitment to Action

Ten Steps to Hotspotting

Commitment by

Association of American Medical Colleges

In 2013, the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) committed to develop a guide that can be shared with medical students, residents and other providers to help them replicate the 'hot spotting' approach in order to identify super utilizers of health care and develop new care strategies, including details on the workforce necessary to support care transformation, for this high cost population that will improve health outcomes and reduce avoidable hospitalizations and emergency room visits. Additionally, AAMC will develop a recognition program that will feature a 'pay it forward' approach where early pioneers will receive funding to support their own hot spotting program as well as travel funds to support training others who want to follow in their footsteps. Also, the AAMC will convene a learning collaborative with periodic webinars to encourage sharing of information across organizations. AAMC will also post case studies on our iCollaborative website which is available to the general public at no charge.





Ten Steps to Hotspotting



Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

Association of American Medical Colleges

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers