Healthcare professionals spend a substantial amount of time on paperwork and other administrative tasks. The average doctor in the US spends 16.6% of his or her time on non-patient-related paperwork. This equates to nearly 9 hours each week that could be spent with patients instead. Heavy reliance on paper products are estimated to cost the healthcare industry as much as $300 billion annually. While many have already moved to electronic health records (EHR) that doesn’t mean the practice is now paperless. Here are 5 simple steps to make going paperless more manageable.