Scribes may save time, but at what cost?
1/16/2014 1:35 PM
A recent edition of Orthopreneur reported that a growing number of orthopedic care providers are using scribes to ease their documentation burden. See
Hiring of Scribes Rises as Practices Seek to Maintain Productivity Levels.
Practices may see an increase clinician productivity and support patient-focused care when using an EHR. But shifting the documentation burden just shifts documentation costs. Why not decrease costs instead? Emdat allows physicians to dictate on a mobile app where clinicians can easily create and complete documentation that is automatically populated to the EHR. This approach delivers a low cost model that maximizes efficiency. Clinician productivity increases while workflow and revenue capacity is retained without compromising attention to patients.