A medical scribe is a personal assistant of the doctor, who is specialized in documenting doctor-patient encounter during a medical examination. A medical scribe keeps a track of patient’s visit, performing documentation directly into Electronic Health Chart (EHR) in real time at the discretion of a physician and using the EHR to manage the patient’s progress. A medical scribe is usually employed by healthcare organization, a physician or works as contracted service.
Medical Scribes act like a data care managers for the healthcare organizations. By handling these complex data management tasks, it ensures that the doctors gets more time with the patient to provide them with highest quality of care.
A medical scribe helps to maximize the doctor’s workflow efficiency.
Some of the core responsibility of scribe are:
By handling these adjunct tasks, the scribe frees doctor to further increase the patient contact time giving more thought to complex cases and increase productivity to see more patients.
Without the help of scribes, the doctor has to document all the information which could be sometimes missed or inaccurately recorded. This could lead to misunderstanding in medical records and inadequate patient care.