Orthopedic surgeons are significantly more likely to experience some of the highest rates of burnout when compared to other specialties. According to a 2017 Medscape survey, nearly half of orthopedic surgeons (49 %) are burnt out. The top reasons cited were too many administrative tasks, computerization of practice and extended working hours. Well, if you are an orthopedist looking to cut down on the time spent on administrative paperwork and electronic data entry as well as restore the quality of your work life, then it's time you consider hiring orthopedic medical scribes.
A study was conducted in an orthopedic sports medicine clinic to assess the impact of medical scribes. For this purpose a survey was carried out for eight months among orthopedic surgeons working in the clinic. The average time spent per half-day of clinic was 104 minutes without scribes and 25 minutes with scribes. Moreover, the average time spent documenting patient visits per half-day of clinic was 87 minutes without scribes and 26 minutes with scribes. The study concluded that the use of scribes in a high-volume orthopedic sports medicine clinic was beneficial for the orthopedic surgeons. Medical scribes reduce physician paperwork time in half during clinic and at the end of each clinic day.
Let's see what eminent orthopedic surgeons have to say about the use of medical scribes
Wondering whether the use of medical scribes improves financial returns? The benefit or improved productivity enjoyed by using orthopedic scribes should cover the cost. Well, in the case of orthopedic medical scribes it does by just adding two or three surgeries a month. And everything else just adds up to the revenue. Dr Chad Patton also witnessed a 24% increase in the number of patients he saw and that was more than enough to make the scribe cost neutral.
Are you an orthopedic surgeon who faces the juggling act of complying with regulatory requirements while also giving patients ample face-to-face time? Help is on the way. Scribe4Me's orthopedic medical scribes are highly- trained in orthopedic diseases, terminology, procedures, and medical codes to meticulously document the details of each visit. While they assume the documentation responsibilities you focus on treating your patients. What more do you need? Get in touch with them today for more details.
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The healthcare organization, with its fast-paced workdays, long hours of work, demanding schedules, EHR documentation requirements
Medical practices across the globe are under increased pressure to ensure that patient records are properly updated following each visit.
Virtual medical scribing has become increasingly popular in recent years as majority of physicians' offices and hospitals have switched from paper to electronic records