The healthcare industry is booming, with populations around the world growing — and living — longer and, thus, experiencing more care needs than at any other time in history. Unfortunately, providers are being stretched thin and Covid-19 is only exacerbating what has become a serious issue for most healthcare systems: workforce burnout that leads to staff shortages and even medical errors. Fortunately, there is a solution; remote scribe jobs can help ease the clerical burden of overworked care providers, allowing them to return their attention to building patient relationships and administering care. Take a look at how the responsibilities of remote scribe jobs are transforming modern therapeutic care:
Remote Scribes Improve the Patient/Provider Experience
Remote scribes work distantly via a virtual platform, listening to and documenting patient/provider encounters in real-time so that providers don’t have to worry about both treating patients and chronicling their care. For example, in many practices, those in remote scribe jobs take over those types of administrative tasks on which doctors and other care professionals would otherwise spend countless hours; these often include (but by no means are limited to) the documentation of patient histories and exams; the uploading of lab and imaging results; research; and correspondence. This not only frequently improves the productivity of health care providers, lowering their stress and enabling them to focus their attention on their patients’ diagnoses, treatments and plans for follow-up care, but it also improves the patient experience and raises a patient’s level of satisfaction since patients feel better acknowledged when their care providers look at and fully engage with them (rather than take notes).
Remote Scribes Increase the Speed at Which EHRs are Updated
The purpose of the electronic health record (EHR) is to consolidate a patient’s information so that his or her care can be more quickly accessed and more easily managed. The time to input all necessary information into the record, however, takes time. Part of a remote scribe’s job is to ensure that notes are uploaded and updated as quickly as possible. Despite their efforts, providers can’t ever enter notes as fast as someone in a remote scribe job simply because they also have to treat the patient at the same time! It’s much quicker to do one thing instead of two!
Remote Scribes are Uniquely Trained to be Highly Efficient
Physicians and other care providers aren’t necessarily proficient in all the nuances of medical documentation and EHRs. Scribes are; they are specifically trained to know and understand all aspects regarding the maintenance of a productive electronic health record system. As a result, practices that hire out remote scribe jobs regularly experience more robust and accurate records; reduced wait times; fewer coding and billing problems; and higher revenue.
Want to Learn More?
These are just a few of the ways that remote scribe jobs are transforming patient care and easing some of the burdens of modern medicine. To learn more about the benefits of using remote scribe jobs to improve your efficiency, enhance the patient experience and boost your practice’s bottom line, please contact Provider’s Choice Scribe Services.