Kristin Hagen, CMSS, CPHIMS, is Executive Director of the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS). She is as a specialist in clinical informatics, and integrative medicine. She has been involved in both regional and national efforts as a technical expert to define and develop electronic health record specifications.
Kristin provides a wide range of perspectives on health information technology, including those of a national healthcare advocate, a hands-on care provider, clinical informatics professional, and person with deep knowledge of evolving patient/client models of the U.S. healthcare system. Her work with ACMSS includes improving curricula, credentialing and certification standards for medical scribes across the country.
ACMSS represents more than 19,000 medical scribes in over 1,900 medical institutions. ACMSS partners with physicians, practices, academic institutions, non-profit partners, and medical scribe corporations to offer both academic-to-certification and employment-to-certification pathways. ACMSS advances the needs of the medical scribe industry through certification and credentialing, public advocacy, secure innovative systems design, individualized and customized consulting, tailored webinars, and continuing scribe education for improved care coordination toward wellness.
At ACMSS Kristin advocates for meaningful use of health information technology throughout the healthcare system She is committed to helping create a patient-safe, patient-centric healthcare system nationwide that is based on wellness and prevention. She also advocates nationally for a smooth transition to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and its Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) for eligible clinicians.