Technology has erased the personal touch in medical care as doctors spend time staring at a screen and entering data. One company is removing these tablets from medical providers and physicians are grateful to get back to one-on-one patient care like the old days. With nearly 87% of physicians moderately to severely stressed and 46% of them experiencing burnout, enter the new career of the medical scribe.
Enter the new career of the medical scribe – they take data entry and the computer out of the doctors hands – literally. The medical scribe takes all the notes on a computer while the physician is treating the patient thus allowing him/her to focus only on the patient. Dr. Michael Murphy, co-founder and CEO of ScribeAmerica, who employs thousands of medical scribes across 42 states and is the nation’s most widely recognized professional medical scribe company, has found that the use of medical scribes can help lessen or alleviate physician burnout allowing them to continue in their career that they have spent numerous years achieving. He can also offer advice on this hot topic.
ScribeAmerica is the nation's most frequently used medical scribe company with more than 7300 employees in 47 states providing professional services for over 950 clients. They invest heavily in the professional development of their scribes by providing them with unique resources such as the industry's only academic textbook, paid attendance to our national scribe leadership conference, online education, networking opportunities through social media, and development of the ScribeAmerica Mobile Scribe App. They are ranked on the Inc. 5000 list five years in a row for fastest growing private companies. In addition Modern Healthcare named us one of the Hottest Healthcare Companies in 2013. In turn, they've been rewarded through successful development of the nation's first "career scribes", that is, individuals with advanced degrees who have chosen to make a career with ScribeAmerica.
Their clients have benefitted too, having received the prestigious Press Ganey Summit and Stuart Fleming Patient Safety awards. Their clients believe in the productive synergy of the scribe/MD/EMR paradigm over the conventional approach of a stand-alone unassisted physician. As the EMR, federal, and insurance regulations continue to impact physician productivity, the need for assisted documentation will grow.
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