The Benefits

While originally and chiefly used by Emergency Physicians in the Emergency Department setting, medical scribes have proven to be of significant benefit to doctors practicing in wards and outpatient clinics as well. The benefits of medical scribes in high-volume areas are felt in all fields.“ Thorough and accurate documentation reduces medicolegal risk Greater adherence to CPSO charting standards Charts are completed ahead of shift-end, allowing physician to leave on time Minimizes physician’s clerical and administrative duties Increased profitability through more precise capture of relevant billings Fewer patient LWBS Improved patient satisfaction Increased physician job satisfaction Increased efficiency and productivity offsets cost of scribes
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