Session ID: 
163

Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks

4:30pm - 5:30pm Wednesday, March 7
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Sands Show Room

Description

The growing number of administrative tasks imposed on physicians, their practices, and their patients adds unnecessary costs to the U.S. healthcare system, individual physician practices, and the patients themselves. Excessive administrative tasks also divert time and focus from more clinically important activities of physicians and their staffs, such as providing actual care to patients and improving quality, and may prevent patients from receiving timely and appropriate care or treatment. The increase in these tasks also has been linked to greater stress and burnout among physicians. This session will assess the effects on administrative tasks on physician time, practice and system cost, and patient care due to the increase in administrative tasks, and then to identify recommendations to modify, mitigate, reduce, or eliminate these tasks as appropriate.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define administrative burdens through a framework used for analyzing administrative tasks in a comprehensive, cross-cutting, and holistic manner
  • Identify the intents and impacts of administrative tasks
  • Assess the effects on administrative tasks on physician time, practice, system cost, and patient care
  • Evaluate comprehensive solutions to modify, mitigate, reduce, and even eliminate administrative tasks

Speaker(s): 

Vice President, Governmental Affairs and Medical Practice,
American College of Physicians
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
ACHE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience: 

Government or Public Policy Professional
Management Engineer and Process Improvement Prof.
Payers

Level: 

Introductory

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