Physicians Angels Calls for New Healthcare Workforce in Wake of Supreme Court’s Ruling

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Physicians Angels, Inc. – the sole provider of virtual medical scribes to doctors worldwide – welcomes the Supreme Court’s ruling on “Obamacare” and believes now is the time for major investments in a new workforce to help manage growing amounts of clinical documentation data in Electronic Health Records. Medical scribes, or clinical information data managers, are one solution.

Physicians Angels, Inc. welcomes the Supreme Court’s upholding of the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This law will extend health benefits to millions of uninsured Americans, bringing new patients through clinic and hospital doors over the next decade. While aimed at improving the well-being of all Americans, the Affordable Care Act will prove challenging to an already overburdened healthcare system.

While Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and other software platforms have promised efficiencies to make healthcare more accessible and patient data more manageable for doctors, this had not been borne out by doctors’ experiences. Reports from large and small healthcare organizations throughout the United States demonstrate that less patients are seen per doctor with EHRs, because of the increased demands for time-consuming data entry.

As the demand for healthcare services grows in the coming decade, the demand on doctors’ time to use EHRs efficiently will increase. Clinical information data managers, also known as medical scribes, help physicians better make use of their time with EHRs, ensuring profitability, compliance, and quality of life.

“Without a doubt, as documentation requirements increase and become more necessary to prove medical care is delivered in accordance with federal law, medical scribes will become necessary,” stated Physicians Angels’ President Kevin Brady. “Scribes and data managers ensure all the right boxes are checked for doctors using an EHR.”

Physicians Angels believes strongly the investments in EHRs and healthcare mobile applications now need to be matched by investment in a workforce to help doctors manage these new tools and the mounds of clinical documentation they generate. With millions of more American soon able to see a doctor under the Affordable Care Act, medical documentation requirements will be at an all-time high. Doctors should not be asked to manage all of this data on their own.

About Physicians Angels:
Physicians Angels, Inc. provides high-end business solutions for doctors worldwide. Physicians Angels’ core service is the virtual medical scribe. Physicians Angels also provides medical document management through its EZ Scandocs service, and offers an array of EHR and mobile applications for physicians and patients.

Founded in 2007 and based in Ohio and Texas, Physicians Angels currently provides services to over one hundred medical offices throughout the United States in the following specialties: otolaryngology, urology, orthopedics, primary care, internal medicine, pain management, dermatology, and endocrinology.

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