3 Reasons To Employ EMR Scribes In Your Medical Facility

Medical practitioners experience challenges keeping and accessing patients' records because they deal with many people over time. That results in delays in the provision of services. Moreover, physical documents take up a lot of space, and it's costly to keep buying the stationery to record. Luckily, employing remote electronic medical records (EMR) scribes saves you from dealing with large physical documents. It also saves you from the cost of using physical scribes to sit in the office to record all conversations. This piece is an overview of EMR scribes and reasons to employ their service in your medical practice. 

What is an EMR Scribe?

EMR creates a digital version of patients' paper charts where you can instantly and securely access patients' medical records. EMR scribes record information in real-time during patient visits from a remote location using a computer. The EMR system stores more details beyond the normal doctor-patient conversation. They keep medical history, treatment plans, immunization dates, prescribed medications, laboratory test results, etc. Below are some of the reasons to employ EMR scribes in your practice.

1. Better Access to Information

As stated earlier, EMR scribes enable better access to information, allowing you to understand a patient's problems clearly. For instance, easy access to medication history can guide you on its effectiveness and whether to change treatment. If you have a new patient, you can instantly get complete and accurate information from different departments or former doctors. In other words, EMR scribes facilitate more accessible communication between health providers to enhance service provision.

2. More Focus on Patients

Multi-tasking between attending to patients and keeping their records limits doctor-patient interactions. Patients may feel they're not getting adequate attention, whereas a doctor may fail to note a patient's specific symptoms, resulting in inefficient services. EMR scribes enable you to focus on the patients, record more accurate information, and treat them better. That also improves productivity as you can attend to more patients. Furthermore, patients feel they're getting proper care and value for their money. 

3. Streamlined Billing Cycle

Accurate documentation of medical history also results in an efficient billing system in the hospital. EMR scribes have direct communication with billers and coders, and they can sort out any billing issues and mistakes instantly rather than taking lengthy periods. For example, if a patient disputes a bill, you can quickly refresh their minds by reviewing various consultation notes during their appointments. EMR scribes improve revenue collection without comprising healthcare quality in your facility. 


Are you having clerical problems and delays in providing healthcare in your facility? Employ the services of EMR scribes to increase efficiency, increase doctor-patient relations, and streamline the billing system in your medical practice. For more information, contact a remote EMR scribe.