Physician productivity is essential to every medical practice. Doctors need to take a leadership role in their position and focus their time and attention on improving patient and doctor relationships and personalized healthcare services. Medical scribes take some of the EHR workload away from providers by taking over the responsibility of the electronic paperwork, making it possible for providers to spend more time with their patients during each appointment.
The majority of providers have reported that the EHR system has hindered their workflow, made their offices run less efficiently, and consumed too much of their time. Medical scribes help assist providers and take much of the workload off of them so they won’t have to rush to finish documentation between patients or at the end of the day.
To help determine the value of hiring a medical scribe, you should evaluate how many patients you see per day, the number of charts completed each day, how long the length of stay is for each patient, and door-to-doctor times. In most studies that measure the impact a scribe has on a practice, there was a marked improvement in these aspects which showed that hiring a scribe is worth the investment. The increase in the number of patients seen each day essentially pays for the hourly rate of the medical scribe, but practices also experience intangible benefits such as an increase in provider and patient satisfaction.
At Proscribe we understand the need for your patients to have the highest quality of care during office visits and consultations. We provide customized training so our medical scribes are fully prepared to work in every specialty. Our scribes also go through our extensive training on proper medical terminology and the documentation process to ensure they are prepared from day one.