Better workflow may bolster clinician capacity, ease shortage, study finds

11/25/2013 | HealthLeaders Media

Adopting easily implemented, systemwide changes designed to improve patient flow and cut minutes spent on certain tasks during the day may help boost health care, bolster physician capacity and reduce burnout, according to a study in Health Affairs. Changes in clinician workflow may also help ease the looming shortage in the medical field, researchers said. "Very little attention is paid to opportunities to get more out of our current workforce, not by working harder, but by working more efficiently," said Dr. Scott Shipman, study co-author.

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