Michael Murphy, M.D. is the CEO of ScribeAmerica and believes that scribes will be an essential part of your future healthcare team.
With college graduations in just a few weeks, how many of these graduates will go on to medical school? Statistically we are seeing more and more doctors dropping out of the medical field due to the overwhelming administrative duties which are overloading their day and taking away from their patient care, and ultimately the reason they wanted to be doctors. Unfortunately, we are losing many good doctors and potential doctors. One solution that many have not heard of are medical scribes. A medical scribe is where a person actually takes over the data entry and recording for the doctor to free up time for their patient care and allowing the doctor to focus more on their patients. ScribeAmerica employs thousands of medical scribes across 42 states and is the nation’s most widely recognized professional medical scribe education, training, and management company. It is the preferred vendor for over 520 practice locations and has documented over 21 million patient visits in 2014 alone.
Our History and Business Model:
ScribeAmerica was established in 2003, while the concept of medical scribe utilization in the industry has been anecdotally reported since the 1970’s, ScribeAmerica transformed this cottage operation into a national industry. In 2006, we were the first company to demonstrate that the synergy of the Scribe/MD/EMR model could overcome productivity losses experienced by unassisted physicians using EMR. In 2008, we were the first scribe company providing services on both coasts and the only scribe company present at ACEP, AAOS, and SHM. We credit our success to our generous profit-sharing business model whereby the actual Project Leaders who manage our client’s programs are rewarded. By enfranchising our employee base, we ensure limited attrition among management and attract the best talent in the industry to run your program.
Our Current Position in the Scribe Market:
We are the nation’s most frequently used medical scribe company with more than 7300 employees in 46 states providing professional services for over 820 clients. We invest heavily in the professional development of our scribes by providing them with unique resources such as the industry’s only academic textbook, paid attendance to our national scribe leadership conference, online education, networking opportunities through social media, and development of the ScribeAmerica Mobile Scribe App™. We are ranked on the INC 500 list two years in a row for fastest growing private companies. In addition Modern Healthcare named us one of the Hottest Healthcare Companies in 2013. In turn, we’ve been rewarded through successful development of the nation’s first “career scribes”, that is, individuals with advanced degrees who have chosen to make a career with ScribeAmerica. Our clients have benefitted too, having received the prestigious Press Ganey Summit and Stuart Fleming Patient Safety awards.
What the Future Holds:
Our clients believe in the productive synergy of the scribe/MD/EMR paradigm over the conventional approach of a stand-alone unassisted physician. As the EMR, federal, and insurance regulations continue to impact physician productivity, the need for assisted documentation will grow. We ask that you consider the enduring value of a partnership with ScribeAmerica.
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