Jmiller

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Name: Joyce Miller
Date registered: April 3, 2012
URL: http://www.aahs.org

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The rise of the medical scribe industry: implications for the advancement of electronic health record

by jmiller on January 16, 2015

Use of medical scribes – unlicensed individuals hired to enter information into the EHR under clinician supervision – has increased substantially.  This article addresses the risks engendered by the rise of a medical scribe industry and its potential for becoming integral to US health care delivery.  Despite scribes’ reported value, this industry should be viewed as what it is: a workaround or adaptation to the suboptimal state of today’s EHRs.  The use of scribes can pose potential risks to patients if they are allowed to enter orders into the EHR.  Further, it should not be a substitute for much-needed EHR innovation and transition to more highly effective and more functionally efficient EHR systems.  Click here to read full text.