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Transforming the experience of health care

Using physician assistive solutions to reduce the administrative burden on clinicians

  • The challenge: Battling physician burnout

    Physician burnout is an ongoing epidemic throughout health care. Clinicians are battling widespread burnout and dissatisfaction in a complex health care environment with competing priorities.

  • The cause: Overwhelming administrative burden

    The clinical documentation burden weighs heavily on physicians and clinicians. Often, physicians spend more time on administrative tasks than they do with their patients.

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    78% of physicians sometimes, often or always experience feelings of burnout.¹

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    44% of physicians say burnout has a ‘severe impact’ on their lives.²

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    37% of physicians feel too much paperwork and regulations contribute to their feelings of burnout.³

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    55% of physicians report administrative tasks as the main cause of burnout.²

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    Physicians spend nearly 50% of their workday on the electronic health record (EHR) and desk work while spending only 27% of their total time on direct clinical face time with patients.

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    About half of physicians report not having enough time to complete clinical documentation.⁵

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    More than one-third of physicians reported moderately high or excessive time spent on the EHR at home.⁵


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How 3M speech understanding helps clinicians

More than 300,000 clinicians use proven 3M speech understanding solutions that improve physician satisfaction, user experience and efficiency. 3M clients:

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    • Complete patient notes quicker with 52% faster clinical documentation
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    • Report communicating notes three to four times quicker than typing⁷
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    • Close encounters more quickly with a 30% faster closure rate⁷
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    • Create time to care through a 30% increase in physician productivity⁸

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