Medical Scribe Solutions: The Next Piece in the Healthcare Puzzle

A scribe is a medical documentation expert who works under the direct supervision of the licensed medical provider. The scribe shadows the physician into the patient room and enters patient medical data into the medical record, whether it be paper or electronic. The scribe’s medical data capture is done in real-time at the point-of-service. The medical provider is most accurate, productive and efficient when assisted documentation occurs with a scribe, as noted through Corporate Sponsor, ScribeAmerica. In contrast, the medical data capture models of medical transcription, or voice recognition software are impossible to perform contemporaneously with the physician’s H&P, and therefore, will inherently never be able to match the accuracy, productivity and efficiency of a scribe. Ask any physician who has waited on a UA, CT, or blood result, and you’ll be told that the waiting game to get data results back can drain productivity. This is another area where scribes shine, for unlike MT and voice recognition software, a scribe behaves more as a clinical information manager who actively locates patient studies, bird dogs medical tests and make calls to other departments like the lab or radiology, prepares MDM by researching PMH, can call patient’s families on your behalf, can prompt the provider for additional information or relay messages between provider, clinical staff , ancillary personnel, patients and their families. Certified medical scribes are a key facet in solving today’s healthcare challenges, and employment dilemmas, utilizing effective model and solutions through real-time partnership with clinical documentation encounters.

ACMSS is a non-profit organization representing and certifying medical scribes for gainful employment with prospective academic partners. ACMSS certifies scribes as Clinical Information Managers (CMSSs), and enables certification pathway to Certifying Academic Partners (CAPs) to academic institutions nationwide.

Contact ACMSS for more information on this growing field in high demand. Email: info@theacmss.org. Phone: 832.224.6911 or 83.ACMSS.911

Scribes, Scribes, Scribes: New Career Board Launched into the Industry – “All Things Scribe!”

ACMSS releases exclusive Job Board into the industry for Medical Scribes/Clinical Information Managers and Clinicians/Hospitals/Facilities alike to find the best candidate of choice they are seeking.  Browse through ACMSS’s Career Center, Register as a User, track listings and apply, or simply list with ACMSS to fill HR needs across the healthcare spectrum.  Become a certified Scribe today – stand apart from the rest!  ACMSS – the only professional association “all things Scribe!”  Contact:  1.832.224.6911; info@theacmss.org

http://careercenter.theacmss.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=14338

New Changes in Store for MCAT in 2015. Be Informed and Prepared!

New changes in store for MCAT for 2015. Be informed and prepared!

Healthcare requirements and education continue to evolve to meet the needs of medical schools selecting the best applicants into medical school. In addition to restructure of the MCAT, Medical College Admissions Test, a well-prepared student will gain benefit through first-hand experience as a medical scribe. Specifically those who have certified as a Clinical Information Manager (CMSS), will also present credentials, enabling minimal standards of education to the US Healthcare System to ensure data integrity. CMSSs also meet minimal training requirements, work performance , and maintain a commitment to continuing education. (www.theacmss.org). Certified Medical Scribes often receive a letter of recommendation from the rapport built in close-working relationship with physicians. Distinguishing and balancing oneself through education, experience, growth and connecting to national initiatives through designated professional associations are key attributes that open doors to enable oneself to “stand out from among their peers in candidacy!”

The Association. of American Medical Colleges announced in February the first revisions to the Medical College Admission Test in 21 years. Starting in 2015, the exam will include:

■ A new “Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section to test what is typically taught in introductory psychology, sociology and biology courses.
■ A new “Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills” section to reasoning ability by having students analyze, evaluate and apply information provided in passages from a range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.
■ Two natural sciences sections to test concepts typically taught in introductory biology, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry and physics.
■ No writing sample.

Additional information linked below:

AMA

US News

 

Medical Scribing: Convergence of Roles Straight Ahead!

Medical Scribing, coding, real-time documentation? Utilizing medical scribes increases efficiencies and capture’s the patient’s story to make an impact on medical decision making. Multi-faceted certified scribes enable standards to elevate continuum of care in the US healthcare system. Having the right people at the right time with the right documentation enables advanced healthcare practice, system and solutions.

Read “Documenting the Patient’s Story: Consider a Scribe” here!

ACMSS creates DYNAMIC solutions for ALL specialties, corporations, and educational entities from the local to national level! Contact ACMSS for program details and certification: 1.832.224.6911 – info@theacmss.org.

“Advancing Clinical Information Management Together!”

What are the requirements of Medical Scribes?

Enclosed are FAQ’s from The Joint Commission (TJC) regarding proper use and standardization of Medical Scribe compliance within hospitals.  Is your organization compliant?

Contact ACMSS today for questions regarding Membership, MSCAT certification and credentialing,  certifying Emergency Departments with ED Certification, or beginning a career pathway through Medical Scribe education.  Protect our nation’s greatest asset of patient safety through quality, collaborative standardization with Medical Scribe/Emergency Department Certification today.  Recognize the benefits in time, cost savings, and efficiencies in an era where electronic record integration and health information exchange are accelerating day by day.  Contact, or become a Member of ACMSS today, for Best Practice management of your organization and facility, staying connected together!

Medical Scribes: Looking to Stand Apart from Peers for Medical School Entrance?

Sign up for the MSCAT (Clinical Information Manager Certification and Apptitude Test) and receive your Certified Scribe status as a CMSS on preclinical and clinical training!  Open the doors for medical school application process, certify your knowledge base amongst peers, and be a part of the allied healthcare team that collaborates in unity to ensure patient safety and hospital compliance in the growing demands of patient care.

 

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