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Washington, March 28, 2017 -- Excessive administrative tasks in health care have serious adverse consequences for physicians and their patients, said the American College of Physicians (ACP) today in a paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Healthcare” presents a framework to analyze administrative tasks and determine whether tasks may need to be challenged, revised or eliminated entirely.
“There are growing number of administrative responsibilities that physicians are subject to, due to regulations, insurer requirements and other factors,” said Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, MACP, president of ACP. “These tasks are a diversion of physicians’ and their staff’s time and focus away from more clinically important activities, such as providing actual care to patients and improving quality.”
The paper presents a framework to guide the consideration of any administrative tasks imposed on a physician. The framework categorizes tasks according to four different lenses to best identify a set of solutions. The four lenses include:
Once tasks are examined using the framework, ACP has put forth a series of recommendations that should be taken into consideration on administrative tasks, including:
“Stakeholders must work together to address the administrative burdens that fail to put patients first,” concluded Dr. Damle. “While there are necessary administrative tasks that need to be completed, it is important to make sure that those tasks happen in a way that improves, rather than interferes, with patient-care or the patient-physician relationship.”
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