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Soothe the burn:

Ease physician burnout with speech recognition

Clinicians battle widespread burnout and dissatisfaction in a complex health care environment with competing priorities, administrative burden and lack of time. On top of that, documentation and compliance requirements never stop.

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The physician burnout crisis:
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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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Clinical documentation burden is causing burnout:
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    55% of physicians report administrative tasks are the main cause of burnout.²

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    Physicians report spending nearly 50% of their work day on EHR and desk work while spending only 27% of their total time on direct clinical face time with patients.⁴

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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

More than 300,000 clinicians use 3M M*Modal speech understanding solutions that are proven to 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 typing⁶

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    Close encounters more quickly with a 30% faster closure rate⁶

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    Create time to care through a 30% increase in physician productivity⁷

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3M creates time to care for physicians by reducing administrative burden and empowering them to document in their natural workflow. Our cloud-based, EHR-compatible solutions bring conversational artificial intelligence (AI) directly into clinical workflows to help improve the well-being of both patients and physicians.

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¹ “2018 Survey of America’s Physicians Practice Patterns & Perspectives An Examination of the Professional Morale, Practice Patterns, Career Plans, and Perspectives of Today’s Physicians, Aggregated by Age, Gender, Primary Care/Specialists and Practice Owners/Employees,” The Physicians Foundation, 2018, 7,

² National Physician Burnout and Suicide Report 2020, Medscape, accessed December 15, 2020,

³ Todd Shyrock, ed., “2019 Physician Burnout Survey.” Medical Economics, Volume 95, Number 16, August 29, 2019,

⁴ Christine Sinsky, Lacey Colligan, Ling Li, Mirela Prgomet, Sam Reynolds, Lindsey Goeders, Johanna Westbrook, Michael Tutty, George Blike, Allocation of Physician Time in Ambulatory Practice: A Time and Motion Study in 4 Specialties, Annals of internal medicine Volume 165, Issue 11, 2016, Pages 753-760,

⁵ Rebekah L Gardner, Emily Cooper, Jacqueline Haskell, Daniel A Harris, Sara Poplau, Philip J Kroth, Mark Linzer, Physician stress and burnout: the impact of health information technology, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Volume 26, Issue 2, February 2019, Pages 106–114,

⁶ 3M Health Information Systems, Case study: Children’s Medical Group, 2020,

⁷ 3M Health Information Systems, Case study: Driving cost savings and physician efficiency with improved clinical documentation, 2020,