Primary care physicians who used "physician partners" – colleagues who performed administrative duties such as EHR data entry during a patient visit – saved significant time during a typical four-hour stretch, according to a new study by UCLA researchers.

The physician partner was a new position created at UCLA. The partners worked alongside the physicians during patient visits and participated in team huddles, transcribed physician comments into patients' records, pulled patient information from computer records, completed lab and referral requests, processed new prescriptions or medication refills, updated patient medication lists, scheduled follow-up appointments and provided patients with their visit summaries.

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