ACMSS Launches Innovative Website for Medical Scribe Specialists, Focused in Wellness in Healthcare

 The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) understands the importance of America’s paradigm shift in its healthcare system and is offering innovative, customized and flexible solutions in membership and certifications for valued Corporations, Practices, Academic institutions, and Individuals.

Kristin Hagen, President and CEO of ACMSS, believes strongly that “we enable wellness, prevention, disease reversal, and a 21st century healthcare system here in the United States, growing steadily across the nation. Together we are achieving and innovating our nation’s goals. creating a robust healthcare for the people!”

ACMSS provides an easy-to-use storefront that offers programs to certify all staff for Eligible Providers in: Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Primary Care, Urgent Care, and Vascular Care. ACMSS offers innovative and customized packages to meet client needs, tailored and customized to Corporate levels (Platinum+ to Bronze), Physician Practices, Academic, or Individual level.

Certified Medical Scribes are bringing back the doctor-patient-client relationship by enabling our healthcare providers to spend more quality time with their patients through real-time medical records. This allows physicians to see more patients and give them better service. Hospitals also benefit by having lower employee turnover, higher productivity, fewer errors, and happier healthier patients.

In addition to real-time documentation, medical scribes increase practice efficiencies in several areas, including billing, patient record organization, workflow efficiencies, insurance, and improved clinical and patient care – both inside and outside of the exam room.

A Certified Medical Scribe Specialist (CMSS) counts toward Meaningful Use requirement. Those who don’t use the program will continue to face penalties in 2016. The payment reduction started at 1% in 2015 and will continue to increase each year that an eligible professional does not demonstrate Meaningful Use, to a maximum of 9%,” according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Eligible Professionals include: Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy, Doctor of Oral Surgery, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Optometry, and Chiropractors.

ACMSS works closely with healthcare providers to innovate and offer solutions to some of the nation’s most challenging problems – most notably workflows, efficiency and safety to enable high level clinical care.  ACMSS encourages all to become a valued Member today: Corporate levels (Platinum+ to Bronze), Practice, Individual, Vendor Sponsorship, Contributors, and Non-Profit Partners across healthcare and wellness welcome.

ACMSS fully embraces a healthy nation striving together, building our wellness models throughout the United States today.  Wellness systems are already prevalent through Integrative Health/Integrative Medicine modalities, alongside evolving care models creating disease reversal and disease prevention.  Together, we meet our nation’s diverse population health needs, caring for our people and country, enabling effective research and outcomes today into tomorrow.

Accredited universities and colleges may begin the application process as early as January to enable their Medical Scribe Specialist program toward training Certified Scribes.

About ACMSS

The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists is the nation’s only nonprofit professional society representing more than 15,000 Medical Scribes in over 1,500 medical institutions. ACMSS partners with academic institutions and medical scribe corporations to offer both education-to-certification and employment-to-certification pathways. ACMSS advances the needs of the medical scribe industry through certification, public advocacy, and continuing education. ACMSS is also available for speaking engagements. To learn more about ACMSS, please visit: www.theacmss.org.

Becker’s Hospital Review Survey Results: Are Medical Scribes Worth the Investment? You betcha!

…”The landmark project, which actually was titled “Are Scribes Worth It?,” concluded that scribe programs can greatly assist higher acuity emergency departments that are struggling with long patient stays, a high percent of patients leaving without treatment and challenging electronic medical record systems. Some medical scribe programs, according to the study, actually more than pay for themselves.”

Unleash experience and innovation today ~ Contact ACMSS to become a Certified Academic Partner educating medical scribes, a Certified Medical Scribe Specialist, or Corporate Sponsor.  Together synergy happens here!  www.theacmss.org.  Phone: 832-224-6911.  Email:  theacmss@gmail.com

http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/capacity-management/are-medical-scribes-worth-the-investment.html

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

Medical Transcription Lawsuit Exposes Inherent Dangers to “Care-then-Document” Model

 Article Publication:  Baldwin County jury hands down $140M settlement

This case exposes the liability of documenting after the physician patient encounter, which is the historical practice of medical transcription companies. The case also underscores the federal government’s assertion that widespread EHR use will result in a decrease in medical errors by virtue of the inherent safety measures within the EHR workflow that would have prevented this patient’s death. For example, orders do not get seen by nursing staff, let alone executed, unless they are signed by the doctor. Unfortunately, it is well known that EHRs slow doctors down, thus impeding the doctor’s ability to document in real time, which as this lawsuit implies, was a significant mistake with the hospital’s process.

Additional patient protection is afforded by the proper use of scribes since the typical scribe workflow is to document contemporaneously with the physician-patient encounter. Thus, the medical record is completed and signed by the doctor, prior to patient discharge. Proper scribe use adds another patient safety feature that, unlike doctors whose dictation may sound muffled or unintelligible by the medical transcriptionist who is listening on the other side,  doctors who work with medical scribes can be immediately queried by the scribe at the point-of-service. This dynamic dialogue is a compelling safety feature of the physician-scribe model that physicians using medical transcription, do not have.  Real time, onsite medical scribe documentation, alongside the physician, adds to increased operational productivity and patient safety protocols within the EHR environment.

Medical Scribe Study Finds Scribe Use May Extend Physician Careers 85%

Newly released study discusses physician perception of scribe impact on metrics and physician quality of life.
“I can now just focus on being a physician”

Read full study here.

Scribe utilization has positive impact on workflow productivity, wellness, and job satisfaction for physicians, as well as their opinions of scribes’ technical skills and professionalism.

According to study, “some (85%) said that working with a scribe may extend their career. With respect to productivity (agree or strongly agree), 64.2% felt that they had higher relative value units and 79.4% were able to treat more patients per hour with scribe utilization. The majority of respondents (74.8%) felt that scribes were very or extremely beneficial when transitioning to use of an EMR. Respondents who were previously using an EMR without scribes indicated that there was a large positive impact of scribe utilization on EMR experience with respect to relieving the stress of documentation (87.4%), being able to “focus on being a physician” (78.8%), quality of life (77.9%) and patient care (77.3%).”

 

ACMSS Presents: “What’s in a Name? The Future of Medical Scribes” Webinar (11/15/12 @ 3 EST)

AHDI’s 2012 Managers/Supervisors webinar series hosts Kristin Hagen, Executive Director of American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACMSS), to present an insightful look at the accelerating career path of medical scribes – many of our nation’s future clinicians and allied healthcare workers.

The informative webinar will describe the dynamics of a medical scribe, educational requirements, certification process, the future of healthcare documentation professionals, and the industry as a whole. Make plans today to attend and register below.

Presenter: Kristin Hagen, CPEHR, CPHIE, CPHIT
Time: 12:00 PM Pacific / 1:00 PM Mountain / 2:00 PM Central / 3:00 PM Eastern
Duration: 1 Hour
Registration Close: November 14, 2012
CEC Given: 1 PD

Registration: http://www.ahdionline.org/OnlineStore/ProductDetail/tabid/55/Default.aspx?ProductId=2062

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!”

Just Announced: The 5 National Accrediting Bodies to Certify EHR’s are Underway. Scribe Certify today!

The 5 national accrediting bodies to “certify” Electronic Health Record systems (hospitals/facilities) to achieve “Meaningful Use” for Health Information Exchange are underway! Healthcare is rocking…stay abreast of “key” industry drivers and standards. Join ACMSS as an Individual or Corporate Member, Scribe Certify or ED Program Certify via MSCAT utilizing credentialed Clinical Information Manager’s (CMSS’s). Together we ensure patient safety, protecting our nation’s healthcare system. Contact ACMSS.

Read more information “here!”

Scribes Improve Communication and Efficiencies for Physicians

The value of a Medial Scribe in both documentation encounters and the Medical Scribe’s insight into the inner workings of hospitals workflow design is an invaluable resource in our nation’s healthcare system. At James Madison University, Medical Scribes are “Improving Communication and Efficiencies,” to their hospital Emergency Department.

ACMSS is excited for Medical Scribes, Pre-Meds, Emergency Departments, Hospitals, and Facilities to earn “distinction” within their healthcare system, adding value, and protecting the efficacy and integrity of documenting patient encounters into EMR systems. Scribe MSCAT Certify or ED-level Certify today!

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