Monday Night Medicine: Practicing Wisely - Save 2 Hours Each Day



Everyone wants to have the time to provide quality care for our patients, yet we are often distracted by performing unnecessary administrative tasks.  Professional satisfaction is a powerful driver of the Triple Aim.  Yet nearly half of all US physicians exhibit some sign of burnout, increasing the likelihood of mistakes, patient dissatisfaction and physician intent to leave practice.  Improvements in clinical workflow, teamwork and communication are among the most potent anecdotes to burnout.

This session will describe the new AMA practice transformation toolkits (StepsForward™).  Practical solutions will be discussed including pre-visit planning, streamlined prescription management, expanded rooming and discharge protocols, team documentation, inbox management and team meetings.  Simple changes can save hours each day.  A de-implementation checklis will be provided that guides you to 'get rid of stupid stuff' and decrease thousands of meaningless EHR clicks.

The overarching goal of practice design is to create a well-organized office system that fosters sound medical decision making, minimizes error, increases provider quality time with patients and creates an atmosphere that patients, staff and physicians can enjoy.  After this presentation you will be able to:

  1. Discuss StepsForward™ toolkits and the solutions it brings to practicing physicians
  2. Bring home at least one simple change to improve access and efficiency in your own practice and save time
  3. Use teamwork and planning to ease the physician burden and provide better, more efficient patient care
  4. Become inspired about the possibility of reconnecting with the purpose and pleasure of practicing medicine

Earns: 1.5 CME Credits

Marie Brown, MD, FACP, does not have relevant financial relationships
Beth Elliott, does not have relevant financial relationshipe
Stacey Hettiger, does not have relevant financial relationships
Brenda Marenich, does not have relevant financial relationships

Statement of Accreditation
The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The MSMS designates this live activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Marie Brown, MD, FACP, Director of Practice Redesigh, American Medical Association 

1 hour 32 minutes

Release Date: May 3, 2021

Expiration Date: May 31, 2024