Often when talking about how a professional medical scribe can help in a medical setting, the obvious benefits are that a scribe will listen to a doctor or nurse practitioner, taking down the notes a clinician would otherwise have to make for him or herself, and then go on to enter that documentation into the EHR, saving the actual medical staff a lot of time and allowing them to concentrate on the patient, not the patient’s required forms.
However, that’s just taking note of what a scribe does with relation to what is heard. There’s also the matter of what is seen.
Scribes See The Situation
Another thing that someone like one of our ProScribes can do is provide that invaluable information that adds to the narrative of a patient’s case. It’s not just a matter of what the doctor recites to be taken down, things that can matter just as much are what play out during the course of the examination. Scribes can note the state of an illness or injury and write that down. Scribes can hear a patient describing his or her own thoughts and feelings on a particular ailment, noting the ability to move a hand despite injury or not.
All of these little telltale pieces of information are necessary part of the entire puzzle that is a patient’s case. A doctor’s diagnosis is important, but just as important is what the patient relates, and what can be seen in the examination room as a patient communicates the extent of the problem. A medical case isn’t just about a doctor’s judgement, although that is important. It is all the details surrounding a patient’s problem.
A diligent and observant ProScribe can take account of all this and add it to a medical record, helping to fill in the details and make a fuller, more comprehensive report that will help everyone in the future. Contact us today, to see how one of our ProScribes can start doing this for you and your medical facility.