The American College of Clinical Information Managers Celebrates National Medical Scribe Week, June 3-7, 2013

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Annually, the first full week of June, medical scribes are recognized and celebrated for the outstanding work they perform for the healthcare profession.

Medical scribes are essential in the workplace design of emergency departments...

Today’s Medical Scribes represent tomorrow’s physicians, mid-level practitioners, nurses and ancillary personnel. The American College of Clinical Information Managers recognizes these ambitious lifelong learners and celebrates with them during Medical Scribe Week.

Medical Scribes are essential in the workflow design of emergency departments, hospitals, facilities, IT departments, and to clinicians nationwide every day. Through the advent and adoption of electronic health records, medical scribes have surged to the forefront in creating efficiencies for utilizers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Traditional demographics of medical scribes have encompassed pre-med students going on to higher-level learning of medical professions. The constraints of the electronic health record and federal requirements for increasing the amount of documentation in the medical record have exposed the traditional model of the medical provider who is trying to document without scribe assistance as uneconomical, inefficient, and potentially detrimental for patient care.

The emergence of medical scribes in the market continues to accelerate. We continue to meet industry needs and recently launched a pathway with Certified Academic Partners (CAPs). These dynamic training organizations are blending clinical-non-clinical course curriculum into their program delivery model and meeting minimum performance benchmark standards to help ensure gainful employment and deploy certified medical scribes.

This partnership continues to evolve with new areas of education required for successful students to adapt using electronic health records management systems. CAPs offer training at an affordable cost, either remotely or onsite, “Our collaboration with CAPs bridges educational gaps, ensures minimal standards, and develops “work-ready” graduates. We are continually reassessing the changing dynamics of healthcare and working to meet the needs of this evolutionary process,” says Kristin Hagen, Executive Director of American College of Clinical Information Managers. Certified Academic Partners continue to join at the table, and to date include: MDS of Kansas, Trident Technical College, and American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG).

“Employment of medical scribes has grown exponentially throughout the industry, nearly doubling in size each year. Current market estimates average an annual increase of nearly 45%, raising the total from 3500 scribes last year to over 5000 scribes nationally to date. There are approximately 15 million medically scribed charts in over 500 hospitals across the country,” says Dr. Luis Moreno of ScribeAmerica, a Corporate Sponsor.

In celebration and honor of Medical Scribe Week, we are offering discounts through the week to all medical scribe personnel and affiliates in the medical scribe industry. Visit the American College of Clinical Information Manager’s Bookstore,, and enter Promo: “Certified2013”. To learn more about our organization, visit the website and make plans to join us at the collaborative industry webinar, “Celebrating National Medical Scribe Week” this Thursday, June 6 (9 PST/12 EST). Registration:

About The American College of Clinical Information Managers
The American College of Clinical Information Managers is the nation’s preeminent professional society representing 5000+ Medical Scribes and 500 hospitals nationwide. We are committed to advancing the profession through certifying Medical Scribes, our Certified Academic Partners, and Corporate Sponsors.

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