Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks
4:30pm - 5:30pmWednesday, March 7
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Sands Show Room
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.