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Medical Scribes May Ease EHR, ICD-10 Aches
HealthLeaders Media

With the advent of electronic health records in patient care, healthcare organizations have been looking for a way to help physicians combat the deluge of mandates, while still maintaining a high level of efficiency.

One fast-growing position designed to remedy this situation is the medical scribe. A medical scribe’s primary duty is to document a physician’s encounter with a patient in the electronic health record system. Scribes enter information about a patient’s history, the physical exam, the physician’s assessment, notes on decision making and discharge and after care instructions.

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