EVERY DAY THE DEMANDS UPON CLINICIANS CONTINUE TO INCREASE.
Every day the demands upon clinicians continue to increase. A 2017 report from the Annals of Internal Medicine found that for every hour of face to face patient time two hours of desk/paperwork was created for the clinician. EMR’s promised to make life “easier” and more efficient, but have done the exact opposite. These increasing burdens and pressures have taken the joy out of practicing medicine for a frightening number of providers leading to burnout and decreased quality of patient care.
Fortunately, there is a low-cost solution which not only gives back time to the providers but can increase the quality of patient care and in most cases can increase revenue for the practice and the provider.
MEDICAL SCRIBES TO THE RESCUE — OR SO WE HOPED .
Medical Scribes have been around for decades, used almost exclusively in Emergency Departments. Over the past decade, Medical Scribes have begun to migrate to clinics and outpatient facilities for practically every specialty. While this assists in completing the required documentation, adding an extra body to an exam room often creates its own cadre of challenges.
Hiring a Medical Scribe requires a practice to find, train, manage and retain a unique skill set that has a high rate of turnover as most of the individuals working in this position are college students or those waiting to get into medical school. The tenure of a medical scribe is usually less than a year.
FORTUNATELY, VIRTUAL MEDICAL SCRIBES PROVIDE THE SAME SERVICES AS AN “IN-HOUSE” SCRIBE AT A FRACTION OF THE COST.
A Virtual Medical Scribe from Physicians Angels is connected via a HIPAA Secure VOIP and remotely accesses your chosen EMR with the same type of credentials as that of an MA or a Nurse and completes the charts in REAL-TIME, ensuring the clinician gets back to the joy of seeing patients and caring for them instead of caring for the EMR.
Stay on top of all of the administrative tasks your practice requires of you
Scribes can pay for themselves by seeing an additional two patients per day
Scribes can increase revenue for a practice through better coding, hitting quality Initiatives, adherence, and reporting of MACRA or MIPS
Spend more valuable time with your patients
Find (on average) 10 hours per week to enjoy life outside the office
Decrease burnout – While EMR’s alone do not cause burnout they sure don’t help make life easier
Increase patient satisfaction and your standard of care
Close notes daily to expedite payments from insurance companies
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The question now is not why should I hire a Virtual Scribe, instead the question is why wouldn’t you hire a Virtual Medical Scribe from Physicians Angels?
If you would like more detailed information or find out how our service could individually and uniquely benefit your practice and your life contact us today, and we can help you get back to your life!