Why the Affordable Care Act Made Medical Scribes a Sudden Commodity

Medical Scribes are professionals in the healthcare industry that specialize in different physician and patient encounters.  Medical Scribes also manage and sort medical documents and assist with e-prescribing.  They work in close collaboration with doctors to provide an extra level of support to deliver the best patient care possible.

To become a Medical Scribe you don’t necessarily have to have much experience or knowledge in the way of medical expertise, but if you are on track to a career in the healthcare industry you can gain hands-on experience, added training, and advancement opportunities within the medical field.

To keep the physician’s sole job and focus on patients, we employ medical scribes to assist them and take some of the pressure regarding documentation through the Electronic Health Record and other clerical responsibilities off of their already heavy shoulders. 

Medical schools all across the country have begun recommending medical scribing as a good starting off point when deciding to enter the medical industry.  The demand for this field of work has exponentially grown since it was first implemented and it is quickly becoming an important standard for the pre-medical experience.

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, thirty million previously uninsured Americans were granted access to affordable healthcare options.  The ACA has significantly increased the amount of visitors each physician sees per year.  This estimated increase also applies to outpatient clinics, emergency rooms, and inpatient stays.  The increases also subsequently cause the nurses and other medical staff a substantially larger workload, including the tedious conversion to the new EHR system.

As you can see, doctors and other medical personnel are in high demand so making the decision to go to medical school is the right move.  We know that medical school is extremely challenging in and of itself, as well as time-consuming and that is why at Proscribe we offer full time or part time positions as well as flexible scheduling and networking opportunities.  All of our Medical Scribes fall into the following skill sets:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Professional and ethical standards
  • Understands the importance of Patient Confidentiality
  • Dedicated to improving patient care in the healthcare industry