What is a Medical Scribe?

The role of the medical scribe originated more than a decade ago in the United States as a response to the advent of electronic medical records and their subsequent mandated use. This order resulted in a tremendous decline in physician workflow efficiency, costing doctors substantial losses in income and job satisfaction, and costing patients focused and timely care. The trials and tribulations of EMR use added to the already immense burdens of documentation and other ancillary duties for which doctors are responsible in their delivery of care. ┬áIn the face of these ever-increasing clerical and administrative demands in the increasingly regulated field of healthcare, medical scribes offer doctors respite. Medical Scribes are trained to provide concurrent documentation of the physician-patient encounter and to help manage the physician's workflow in order…
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