Medical Scribe Study finds that Scribe Use may Extend 85% of Physicians Careers

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Study discusses Physician Perception of Scribe Impact on Metrics and Quality of Life

I can now just focus on being a physician

ScribeAmerica, LLC the nation’s most frequently used professional training and management of certified medical scribes, today announces results of a study that describes physicians’ experiences with scribe utilization, impact on productivity, wellness, and job satisfaction, as well as their opinions of scribes’ technical skills and professionalism.

We utilized survey methodology. The sample pool comes from 644 Emergency Medicine eligible healthcare providers utilizing a single scribe company, which at the time of study serviced 72 hospitals in 23 states with over 800 employees.

Some (85%) said that working with a scribe may extend their career. With respect to productivity (agree or strongly agree), 64.2% felt that they had higher relative value units and 79.4% were able to treat more patients per hour with scribe utilization. The majority of respondents (74.8%) felt that scribes were very or extremely beneficial when transitioning to use of an EMR. Respondents who were previously using an EMR without scribes indicated that there was a large positive impact of scribe utilization on EMR experience with respect to relieving the stress of documentation (87.4%), being able to “focus on being a physician” (78.8%), quality of life (77.9%) and patient care (77.3%).    

"This study reiterates that ScribeAmerica provides a cost effective solution to the heavy burden of data entry that EMR's mandate from providers across the country" Dr. Michael Murphy, CEO stated.

About ScribeAmerica
Since 2004, ScribeAmerica has essentially created the Scribe industry; we are the nation's most frequently used professional scribe training and management company, present in over 200 healthcare facilities, in 31 states and employing more than 1900 scribes. Our scribes and programs stay current with all ACCIM guidelines and testing. We feel it is necessary to be certified in order to distinguish ourselves from less closely regulated scribe programs.
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