The medical profession is all about finding ways to improve efficiency. More effective drugs and antibiotics that take less time to work, or require shorter courses of treatment, new technologies that help improve the detection of illnesses, and entirely new advances in medicine to help combat diseases both old and new are always welcome in the field.
The same should hold true not just for the way doctors and nurse practitioners work, but the infrastructure that allows them to work.
A trained, professional scribe like the staff we have at ProScribe is one more way to bring efficiency into the ER or clinic. On the surface, it may seem like an added expense for a staff member that isn’t actually treating patients. In reality, what a medical scribe is, is a means for everyone to do their jobs better and faster, meaning more patients treated professionally, and, from a business perspective, more revenue generated by a clinic or other facility.
Better Work At Every Stage
One of the biggest advantages to using a medical scribe is how much it allows caregivers to simply get down to the fundamentals of actually dealing with a patient. Even before the consultation begins, a medical scribe can access a patient’s EHR and check it, ensure that it is up to date, and then, during the course of a consultation, take down all the relevant information that the doctor—and future doctors for later treatments—will need, then update all this in the EHR, and make sure that additional documentation for archival, compliance and insurance purposes are all correctly filled out.
Ordinarily, all this clerical and financial record keeping could occupy up to 50% of a doctor’s time with a patient, considerably stretching out the duration of a visit. Now, with a ProScribe professional assisting, the efficiency that medicine strives to achieve is now also coming to the methods in which that medical work is actually conducted. And that efficiency benefits everyone.