$10 million available to solve admin burden on doctors
October 24, 2023
OTTAWA – The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), MD Financial Management Inc. and Scotiabank are working with not-for-profit organizations to make measurable reductions in the administrative burden facing physicians.
The $10 million Health Care Unburdened Grant will provide between $500,000 to $1 million in grants to up to 15 organizations that are creating innovative solutions to enhance patient care by reducing administrative work and improving processes and practices.
System-wide changes that improve inefficient processes and reduce the time physicians spend completing administrative tasks will enable better patient care and physician wellbeing across Canada.
According to the CMA’s latest National Physician Health Survey, nearly 60% of physicians say the administrative burden they face every day directly contributes to their worsening mental health.
In addition, 75% of physicians say their administrative workload is an impediment to caring for their patients. The Health Care Unburdened Grant aims to fuel ideas and advance solutions that lessen the administrative workload to help physicians be better supported in caring for their patients.
The Health Care Unburdened Grant will accept applications until December 12, 2023. To find out more, please visit cma.ca/healthcareunburdened.
About Affinity Contributions
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), MD Financial Management (MD) and Scotiabank together are firmly committed to supporting the medical profession and advancing health in Canada. As proof of this commitment, and in collaboration with the CMA and MD, Scotiabank will invest $115 million over the next 10 years to support physicians and the communities they serve across Canada. Additional announcements for the physician community are forthcoming, recognizing that such collaborations are essential to support the profession and effect meaningful change.