Join tomorrow’s live webinar, 2/5 at 4 PST/7 EST, to learn about exciting educational and career opportunities for medical scribes as MDS hosts. ACMSS Executive Director, Kristin Hagen, will discuss the industry certification pathway for medical scribes and schools alike. Medical Scribes are in HOT demand! Register to attend today! Contact MDS of Kansas at (866) 777-7264.
Date: February 5, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST
Location: 205 South Hillside
Wichita, Kansas 67211
MDS of Kansas
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.
Considering a career in healthcare? Looking to combine education with transformed clinical solutions?
Medical Scribes are the entry point of clinical documentation and seeing through the professional lens of healthcare workflow efficiencies, cost-saving measures, enabling real-time clinical documentation solutions, and most importantly, working hand-in-hand with physicians for quality patient-centric care. Many medical scribes enter this competitive position to distinguish themselves, building education, towards their clinical career goals – albeit physician, nursing, mid-level providers, therapists, emergency services to name a few.
Medical scribes experience opens up a multitude of opportunities within a competitive career landscape, clinical documentation management, leadership, and operational scribing in a multitude of healthcare settings, rural or urban. Contact ACMSS for more information on certified medical scribe, including educational opportunities, pre-clinical/clinical training, Certification/Credentialing, history of scribes, benefits of certified scribes, and becoming a Member/Corporate Sponsor. Email: Info@theacmss.org. Phone: 1.832.224.6911 (1.83.ACMSS.911).
November 19, 2012
Medical Scribes Make Their Presence Felt , By Mary Anne Gates
For The Record Magazine
Vol. 24 No. 21 P. 14
For The Record Online Article: http://www.fortherecordmag.com/archives/111912p14.shtml
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%).”
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
Healthcare is moving at a rampant rate and it is more important than ever to stay connected to American College of Clinical Information Manager’s communication. Blog with us, share insightful posts, and connect with us on social media sites. ACMSS works at all levels in healthcare to interface with creating efficiencies in the healthcare system.
As pre-health, pre-medical students, those interested in gaining clinical experience in healthcare, become a medical scribe and JOIN in Membership at ACMSS, medical scribe’s premier association, voice, and network with others like you.
As a current medical scribe, become Scribe certified today by registering for the MSCAT (Clinical Information Manager Certification and Aptitude Test). Distinguish yourself from your peers, and those seeking entrance to medical schools, as a certified Clinical Information Manager credentialed.
As a scribe organization, become connected and unified together as a voice, crafting medical scribe’s future trajectory and pathway. Healthcare is changing daily and together we are strong and reaching all levels of our profession – from education to hospital workflow to medical school ready graduates.
As an industry partner, ACMSS works with EMR vendors, educational institutions, medical scribe organizations, medical scribes, and local-state-national levels advocating and creating best practices through standards implementation. It is up to all of us to be the best we can be and network together to truly make a difference for what matters most – “our nation’s healthcare system and the patient’s we serve.”
ACMSS looks forward to providing insightful posts of industry information, communicating with you, and being your resource for all things “Scribe!” ACMSS is a hallmark centerpiece to healthcare reform and efficiencies. Working with standard-setting bodies of TJC, CMS, Regional Extension Centers, Hospitals, Facilities, Universities, EMR groups, and advocacy governance, you will find ACMSS connected at all levels to help shape and mold healthcare connected to meaningful use health information exchange.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION Today! What is it you would like to discuss, write us! Comment, share, and become informed of an ever-changing healthcare arena around you. ACMSS looks forward to diverse partnerships and making a difference with YOU!
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Advancing Clinical Information Management Together!”
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.
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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!