Category “Life as a Scribe”

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Since the advent of the EHR, medical scribes have been the helping hand to the overworked physician, fed-up with clerical duties that take away precious time from interacting with patients. The perks of using medical scribes in the healthcare setting have been mentioned time and time again. Studies have shown…

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Posted In: Compliance, General, Life as a Scribe On: Tuesday, 4 July, 2017

Scribe Training Programs – One size does not fit all

Necessity is very often the mother of invention, hence this past decade’s dramatic rise in the use of medical scribes. Medical transcriptionists have traditionally filled the role of documenting physician-patient encounters by passively listening to recorded dictations which were, in turn, transcribed into a “free text” patient record. However, the…

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Posted In: General, Life as a Scribe, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Wednesday, 18 June, 2014

It’s Vital That All Medical Scribes Certify with ACMSS

What exactly makes a medical scribe a medical scribe? The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) knows, and they’re working hard to get all scribes certified with them, through the Medical Scribe Certification and Aptitude Test (MSCAT). ACMSS was founded back in 2010 in response to increasing numbers of…

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Posted In: Life as a Scribe On: Tuesday, 31 December, 2013

The Ultimate Preparatory Vocation Towards Becoming A Physician Assistant: Medical Scribe

As a new Physician Assistant student this year, I continually am thankful for the incomparable experiences medical scribing that have brought me here. I graduated from UCLA in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science in Anthropology and found myself immediately struggling with obtaining patient care experience and letters of recommendation….

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Posted In: Life as a Scribe On: Friday, 6 December, 2013

A Day in the Life of a Project Leader

Everyday more hospitals and doctor’s offices are beginning to see the value of having medical scribes on their teams. As the demand for scribes picks up so to does the demand for quality project leaders who can successfully manage the infancy of new scribe contracts and set them up for…

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Posted In: Life as a Scribe On: Tuesday, 3 December, 2013

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