Increasing Efficiencies to Improve Patient Care and Eliminate Work After Hours
Everyone talks about the barriers caused by the EHR, about hours spent entering data, about time after clinic which could be spent with family. Using what’s she’s learned in her practice, Karen Muchowski will share tips and tools for increasing efficiency and eliminating WAC!
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This activity is designed for family medicine physicians and other primary care team members.
By the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Describe a new communication tool you can use to improve patient interviews
- Outline one change to make during your day to stay on time
- Incorporate one new skill to decrease documentation time during patient care hours
KAREN MUCHOWSKI, MD
Graybill Medical Group
Karen E. Muchowski, MD is a board certified family physician with a special interest in women’s health, pediatrics, and chronic pain issues.
Dr. Muchowski attended medical school at University of California at Davis and finished her Family Medicine Residency at Oregon Health Sciences University. She has divided her career equally between full time clinical medicine and residency teaching and is currently in full time practice with Graybill Medical Group in Temecula, California. She is interested in pediatrics, women’s health and takes a collaborative approach to managing patients with chronic pain. She is a member of the Committee for Continuing Professional Development for the California Academy of Family Physicians and a master faculty member of the Collaborative for REMS education (CO*RE).
Karen Muchowski, MD declares that in the past 12 months neither she nor herpartner/spouse have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education activity.
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0.50 AAFP PRESCRIBED
This Enduring Material activity, Increasing Efficiencies to Improve Patient Care and Eliminate Work After Hours, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins November 23, 2020. Term of approval is for one year from this date.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
- 0.50 AAFP Prescribed