Virtual Scribe Service Increases Physicians’ Daily Productivity by 15 to 20 Percent

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SharpScribe frees physicians to focus on patient care and expand visits per day

This is a win-win-win service because physicians get to focus on doctoring, patients get more attentive care, and the accuracy and timeliness of documentation is improved. ~ Bilal Basrai

Naperville, Ill. - On average, busy physicians see 25 patients per day and spend about six minutes per patient entering notes from treatment sessions in an electronic medical records (EMR) system. That adds up to two and one-half hours per day spent charting that could be devoted to patient care. SharpScribe, a virtual medical scribe service, enables physicians to significantly reduce the amount of time they spend recording patient data by transferring that charting responsibility to highly-trained medical scribes.

Entering data in an EMR requires physicians to devote much of their time to looking at a computer screen instead of interacting face-to-face with patients. With the SharpScribe service, medical scribes working remotely take over the task of medical documentation in a manner that is specific to the needs of the practitioner or practice.

"This is a win-win-win service because physicians get to focus on doctoring, patients get more attentive care, and the accuracy and timeliness of documentation is improved," said Bilal Basrai, business development executive for SharpScribe. "We are seeing tremendous demand for our service because of the immediate ROI and the ability for the physician to generate additional revenue with more patient visits per day."

SharpScribe is a safe and secure HIPPA-compliant service. All medical scribes are based in the United States and work in one-on-one relationships with physicians for a better understanding of each practitioner's habits and preferences.

"Our medical scribes are best in class," said Dayna Pierzchala, head of operations for SharpScribe. "We only employ scribes with formal medical documentation education and experience, and then re-train them in-house to follow our differentiated processes and methods."

Physicians using the SharpScribe service report productivity gains of 15 to 20 percent while gaining back more time to see up to four additional patients per day. Other benefits include:

  • Improved patient satisfaction - focused patient care with no computer interference
  • Improved documentation - more accurate recording of patient information and exam findings
  • Improved physician satisfaction - timely record completion, recaptured time/productivity
  • Improved regulatory compliance - meaningful use documentation compliance
  • Improved financial performance - enhanced documentation for billing, increased profitability of practice

About SharpScribe

SharpScribe is an Illinois-based medical documentation provider. We connect physicians (clients) with our medical scribes (employees), with the goal of easing the electronic medical records (EMR) documentation demands for physicians. SharpScribe services provide for more satisfied physicians and happier patients, but also generate an immediate ROI for the physician's practice in the process. Our virtual medical scribes document/chart for the physician directly into their EMR, allowing the physician to focus solely on patient care.

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