Why Use a Scribe?
The use of a medical scribe in hospitals and physician practices is rapidly growing. With the recent ICD-10 transition and new mandates to use EMR, today’s medical professionals are weighed down by technology and documentation. An Avery Scribe accompanies the physician throughout his or her daily routine while documenting and recording notes into the EMR in real-time. This relieves the physician of over 70% of the clerical burden he or she previously had to deal with and this allows:
Increased Patient Care time– Instead of walking into the room with a clipboard or a laptop and jotting notes into the medical record, the physician can now provide the patient with his or her full and undivided attention. The physician can take the time to educate their patients and build a deeper rapport which only enhances the trust in the physician-patient relationship.
Increased Productivity– Scribes allow providers to see more patients per day while decreasing the wait times for patients. Instead of sitting behind a computer entering information, physicians have more flexibility with their time to take care of other pressing matters such as answering questions from nursing staff about patient care. On average, a physician can see about 3-4 more patients per shift when working with a scribe.
Improved Accuracy- Avery Scribes are taught from the beginning to “Focus on the Chart.” While the doctor is concentrating on the patient, the scribe’s main responsibility is to capture all relevant information into the EHR. This immensely improves the quality of the medical record.
Less Burnout- Imagine being able to see more patients each shift and still able to leave work on time. Avery Scribes removes that dreaded task from the end of the day. Those extra hours of charting at the end of the day are gone! Many providers agree that using scribes relieves their “burnout.”Benefits of using an Avery Scribe