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Scribes in the ED By nature, the Emergency Department is a fast-paced, high-volume environment. Emergency Physicians have long had to manage the cognitive burden of diagnosing and treating the ever varied cases that walk through their doors while simultaneously tracking these patients through the department, conferring with other staff-members, gathering pertinent labs and imaging results, reviewing previous medical records and all the while logging this into an EMR system. Because of the sheer volume and variety of tasks at hand, the ED is the ideal venue for medical scribe support. Key metrics tracked in the Emergency Department are positively impacted by the implementation of scribes. Physicians will find that by offloading numerous time-consuming tasks to scribes, including charting, communicating with support staff, and tracking down ancillary medical data, their efficiency…
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