For someone interested in a career within Healthcare to become a physician, physician assistant, or RN the opportunity which being a Medical Scribe is unlike any other experience available. Being a Medical Scribe allows an encompassing exposure to the practice of medicine while working with a physician as they treat patients.
Medical Scribing has become the standard for pre-medical clinical experience, as requested by medical and physician assistant school acceptance committees. The level of demand for professionalism, intelligence and precision in a medical scribe is elite, and only the best of the best will ever become a medical scribe.
A Medical Scribe is essential to the physician’s daily duties. A Medical Scribe relieves the practitioner of documentation and information gathering and insuring meaningful use is achieved. The medical scribe ensures accurate charting, efficient patient visits and quality patient care.
Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EMR’s are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. While an EMR does contain the medical and treatment histories of patients, an EMR system is built to go beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider’s office.
EMRs contain a patient’s medical history, diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, immunization dates, allergies, radiology images, and laboratory and test results.
EMRs allow access to lab and radiology reports that providers can use to make decisions about a patient’s care.
The set of standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Programs that governs the use of electronic medical records and allows providers and hospitals to earn incentive payments by meeting specific criteria.
Complete and accurate information
With electronic medical records, providers have the information they need to provide the best possible care. Providers will know more about their patients and their health history before they walk into the examination room.
Better access to information
Electronic medical records facilitate greater access to the information providers need to diagnose health problems earlier and improve the health outcomes of their patients.