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VIDEO: ACP discusses efforts to reduce paperwork burden

SAN DIEGO – Recognizing the burdens that excessive administrative tasks put on clinicians, and how this stress can contribute to physician burnout, the ACP earlier this week released a paper offering guidance on strategies to lessen or eliminate some onerous tasks.

The ACP is also planning to work with external stakeholders, including public and private payers, to identify other means to ease some of the requirements on clinicians and allow them to spend more time on patient care, Shari M. Erickson, MPH, vice president of governmental affairs and medical practice for ACP, said in an interview with Healio Internal Medicine.

“We are implementing an action plan following on from this paper, and the intent of that is to identify the stakeholders who are involved and work with them collaboratively to improve the practice environment,” she said.

SAN DIEGO – Recognizing the burdens that excessive administrative tasks put on clinicians, and how this stress can contribute to physician burnout, the ACP earlier this week released a paper offering guidance on strategies to lessen or eliminate some onerous tasks.

The ACP is also planning to work with external stakeholders, including public and private payers, to identify other means to ease some of the requirements on clinicians and allow them to spend more time on patient care, Shari M. Erickson, MPH, vice president of governmental affairs and medical practice for ACP, said in an interview with Healio Internal Medicine.

“We are implementing an action plan following on from this paper, and the intent of that is to identify the stakeholders who are involved and work with them collaboratively to improve the practice environment,” she said.

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