Medical scribe is an assistant to the physician who is responsible for documenting patients’ family and medical histories, treatments, allergies, lab results and any information dictated to them or relevant to the patient’s visit.
A medical scribe keeps a track of patient’s visit, performing documentation directly into Electronic Health Chart (EHR) in real time at the discretion of a physician and using the EHR to manage the patient’s progress. A medical scribe is usually employed by healthcare organization, a physician or works as contracted service.
Medical Scribes act like a data care managers for the healthcare organizations. By handling these complex data management tasks, they ensure that the doctors get more time with the patient to provide them with highest quality of care.