To Scribe or Not to Scribe

Pros and Cons of Using a Scribe The practice of using a scribe is as ancient as the practice of medicine itself. Priests, politicians, physicians, and scholars have long taken advantage of using another person to write down their thoughts and actions. This guide outlines ideology, guidelines, and other considerations for using a clinical scribe....
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Know the Role of the Scribe

Guidelines For Scribes Medical practices using Electronic health records (EHRs) have increased their use of scribes. Medical and nursing students make good scribes because of their knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology, but there are no training or certification requirements to become a scribe. The Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies healthcare organizations and programs,...
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Proper Use of Scribes in Documentation

Using a Scribe in Your Office Chiropractic practices have increasingly turned to scribe assistants as they search for ways to streamline the documentation process and improve overall productivity. Scribes are not medical providers (although some may have medical backgrounds) and they don’t treat patients. A scribe’s main task is to document in the patient’s medical...
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