The use of pediatric medical scribes to assist pediatricians in clinical documentation is becoming increasingly popular for a variety of reasons, including increased pressure on physicians, the need to improve patient flow and the challenges of EHRs which in most cases reduced physician productivity. Pediatric medical scribes are trained specifically for pediatric practices, including pediatric terminology and can provide high-quality clinical documentation that not only facilitates accurate reimbursements but also improves the quality of care.
Pediatric EHRs facilitate quick access and organization of data but edge out face-to face time with pediatric patients. Communicating with pediatric patient is quite challenging as they don't clearly speak up their medical issues. The physician has to infer the problem by communicating with both the patient and the parent. This necessitates a lot of focus on the part of the physician during pediatric visits. They must pay full attention and closely communicate with these little ones, observing their body language and identifying non-verbal cues, while also listening to the parents' reports on symptom clarification. In the middle of all this, trying to look at their laptops and inputting data could hinder their focus on these little ones. Hence, hiring the services of a pediatric medical scribe is the best thing they can do to avoid this problem.
The impact of medical scribes in a pediatric setting
Dr. Katrina Skinner has been using medical scribes in her practice for over a decade now. She says that using scribes in a pediatric practice is considered to be superior to anything else as the pediatrician does only the work a physician does while delegating the onerous documentation tasks to the scribes. She says that the practice of using scribes is not specific to pediatrics, but in terms of the high volume of patients and the impediments to success, scribes can assist physicians with documentation, improve clinic efficiency, and increase profitability. Dr. Katrina Skinner is such a big fan of medical scribes that she's written an online guide for physicians who want to learn more about it.
Dr. Jeanne Marconi, Vice President of Clinical Integration for PM Pediatrics shares some of the good reasons to use a medical scribe.
The benefits of hiring a pediatric medical scribe include improved quality documentation as scribes get to learn the physicians' documentation style and preferences, over time. This is due to the fact that scribes are highly trained personnel who capture accurate and detailed documentation of clinical encounters. Improved documentation quality not only maximizes their claim reimbursements and increases their revenue, but also improves quality of care.
If you are a pediatrician looking to be more efficient and provide higher quality care, take help from pediatric scribes. Scribe4Me has a team of medical scribes specifically trained for pediatric practices with extensive knowledge of medical terminology, procedures, treatments, and pediatric ailments to ensure complete and accurate charts. Why wait? Call us today at (908)760-8935 to learn more.
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