What Is A Cardiology Scribe And How They Can Improve Your Practice

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Aug 17, 2023

What Is A Cardiology Scribe And How They Can Improve Your Practice

A cardiology scribe is a valuable addition to any cardiology practice looking to enhance the quality and efficiency of patient care. A cardiology scribe is a professional who specializes in assisting cardiologists and other healthcare providers in the cardiology department to document patient visits. They are specially trained and have knowledge of medical terms, symptoms, treatments, and procedures specific to their work. Having a cardiology scribe can save time while reducing EHR workload and improving clinical quality.

What experience does a Cardiology scribe need?

A cardiology medical scribe should have a high school diploma, although additional education or training is preferred. A minimum of 2–3 years of experience in medical scribing is a mandatory requirement. Having a medical scribe certification, EHR training certification and specialty experience in EHR documentation can give you a competitive edge over other candidates.

The role of a Cardiology scribe

  • Document the chief complaint, history of present illness, past medical, surgical, family, and social history, current medications, allergies, review of systems, physical examination, laboratory results, imaging study results, ICD, CPT, assessment and plan, and E&M coding in real-time during patient encounters.

  • Assist during cardiac procedures such as angiograms, echocardiograms, stress tests by documenting the procedure details in a real-time.

  • Share patients with information about their treatment plans and lifestyle modifications as advised by the provider.

  • Upload prescriptions so that the provider can check and send them to the pharmacy.

  • Enter patient orders including laboratory tests, imaging tests, diagnostic tests, medications etc.,

  • Assist in time management by helping the providers stay on schedule, allowing them to focus on patient-centered care.

  • Fax a copy of the medical record to the patient’s primary care physician.

  • Schedule patient appointments in the EHR scheduling system.

  • Stay up-to-date with cardiology medical terminology, procedures, and advancements to provide valuable support to the cardiologist through continuous learning.

  • Understand HIPAA privacy requirements and commit to protect sensitive patient information.

How Cardiology scribe can help improve your practice?

Cardiology scribes are one proposed way to not only reduce documentation burden but also improve physician productivity and practice’s bottom-line. Please don’t take our word for it. Consider the research. Research says that use of cardiology scribes can improve physician productivity by 10%. This improved physician productivity can lead to 84 additional new patients and 423 additional follow-up patients in a year. Cardiologists earned additional revenue of $24,257 by creating clinical notes with cleaner coding. The total additional revenue generated was $1,348,437 with the scribes costing roughly around $98,588. In short, using cardiology medical scribe to handle the growing EHR documentation requirements, enhances efficiency, boosts revenue, improves physician-patient interactions, and increases physician job satisfaction.

As a cardiologist your work can be pressurized and time-critical dealing with surgeries and emergency situations on a day-to-day basis. While already facing an insurmountable workload why take the stress of documenting the visit and updating the records? Leave it in the hands of Scribe4Me’s cardiology scribes.

Why Scribe4Me’s cardiology scribes

  • Our cardiology scribes are documentation experts highly trained to understand the documentation and workflow requirements of your cardiology practice.

  • They are specifically trained in medical terminology, procedures, and treatments specific to the cardiology specialty.

  • Our cardiology scribes are rigorously trained in cardiology-specific EHR documentation. You can rest assured that your notes will be accurate and complete, every time.

To know more about our cardiology scribing services visit www.scribe4me.com.

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