EHR security rights (role-based access) for a scribe and clinical assistant are different.
Scribes have nearly the same security rights as a provider, while a clinical assistant enters information independently and only within the individual’s scope of practice.
With the push to develop and deploy electronic health records (EHRs) and the need for more detailed documentation, there is a growing concern in the medical community regarding the time expended to capture information-electronic or otherwise.
The time providers spend during a patient visit capturing and entering data rather than focusing on the patient can be a hindrance to the quality of care.
Key components for implementation of a successful scribe program will also be discussed.
They can be employed by a healthcare organization, physician, licensed independent practitioner, or work as a contracted service.
This practice brief will explore some of the benefits and challenges of scribes within the physician practice setting.
As the use of scribes becomes more prevalent, the potential for expanded legal guidance and direction grows.
Practices must monitor federal, state, and regulatory changes to ensure their practices consistently meet compliance with standards.