Reducing the Administrative Burden of EHR
Improving Efficiency without Overwhelming Physicians and Staff
For years one of the primary complaints from physicians and administrative staff alike is the overwhelming burden of “administrative” tasks that both small and independent clinics and medium to large physician groups have to tackle. These tasks—which range from entering notes into the EHR to managing insurance claims and bill payment—take time away from patient care.
In a Medical Economics Physician Report, 79% of doctors said paperwork and administrative burdens are their top challenge. The term “burnout” is not a specific medical diagnosis, but in general it refers to work-related stress that includes a high level of emotional exhaustion and can manifest in physical symptoms as well. There are several work-related factors that can make someone more likely to experience burnout in medicine.
We created this 12-page master guide (PDF eBook) to provide four key areas that have historically given people emotional distress and anxiety related to “burnout.” Our goal is to help you improve efficiency without overwhelming physicians and staff. We share seven tips to help reduce the administrative burden of EHR (and all technologies) in your practice. We hope you will download a free copy and share tips and insights with your staff. Inside you’ll learn:
- Leveraging technology as a benefit, not burden
- Selecting software specifically built with clinical relevance in mind (for your specialty and provider mix)
- Leveraging automation to your advantage (you, staff, and patients)
- Tips to creating workflows that support ideal patient care