What's the role of a medical scribe?

A Physician’s Personal Assistant: the TRUE role of a medical scribe

Did you know that Scrivas Medical Scribes do more than just transcribe the patient encounter for the physician? The role of a Medical Scribe from Scrivas is much more than a transcriptionist or an AI that only transcribes a patient encounter!

Scrivas Medical Scribes are similar to a personal assistant for a physician. To fulfill the role of a medical scribe, all Scrivas Medical Scribes must pass a rigorous interview and selection process, then excel in our own Scrivas University Medical Scribe certification program. The program includes a comprehensive didactic curriculum, extensive on-site observation and training, and multiple benchmarks by our Quality Assurance Team during and after training is completed.

Scrivas Medical Scribes are typically scheduled 15-30 minutes before a shift to begin pre-charting for the day which includes ensuring that all labs and imaging results are pulled and ready to be viewed by the physician. Throughout a shift, they can continue to look out for results, guide patients to the rooms, and depending on the type of specialty, can alert them of new patients as they come in.

The Scrivas Medical Scribe benefits not only the physician but the workflow of all the office/department and the patient’s satisfaction. As the Scrivas Scribe removes the burden of the time spent on the computer, it allows for more quality time with the patients, more time to see new patients in a day, and allows for increased physician morale.

“With Scrivas at our side, we have increased physician productivity, morale, and reimbursement. Beyond the standard improvements, it has allowed our physicians to spend quality time with the patients instead of the computer. In our opinion, this has been the greatest impact considering the current competitive healthcare landscape.”
– Scrivas’s current ER partner