Medical Professionals’ Administrative Burdens- A Less Talked About Issue
The modern-day clinical practice extends a step furtherthan traditional patient care that focuses primarily on clinical issues. It requires additional administrative responsibilities, and documentation. Physicians often get overwhelmed with the non-clinical tasks expected of them, adding to their existing burden of providing clinical care to a high volume of patients.
Viable solutions to alleviate the burdens discussed in this article include equipping physicians with necessary administrative skills by providing them adequate software training, making virtual scribe services more uniform and easily accessible, and developing artificial intelligence and advanced voice-gesture-based interfaces. In addition, insurance companies and regulators should consider implementing changes that are physician friendly.
The extensive administrative tasks that physicians handle on a day-to-day basis lead to an increased risk of burnout and a sense of dissatisfaction among health providers as they struggle to divide time between patient care and office work.