A scribe is a medical documentation expert who works under the direct supervision of the licensed medical provider. The scribe shadows the physician into the patient room and enters patient medical data into the medical record, whether it be paper or electronic. The scribe’s medical data capture is done in real-time at the point-of-service. The medical provider is most accurate, productive and efficient when assisted documentation occurs with a scribe, as noted through Corporate Sponsor, ScribeAmerica. In contrast, the medical data capture models of medical transcription, or voice recognition software are impossible to perform contemporaneously with the physician’s H&P, and therefore, will inherently never be able to match the accuracy, productivity and efficiency of a scribe. Ask any physician who has waited on a UA, CT, or blood result, and you’ll be told that the waiting game to get data results back can drain productivity. This is another area where scribes shine, for unlike MT and voice recognition software, a scribe behaves more as a clinical information manager who actively locates patient studies, bird dogs medical tests and make calls to other departments like the lab or radiology, prepares MDM by researching PMH, can call patient’s families on your behalf, can prompt the provider for additional information or relay messages between provider, clinical staff , ancillary personnel, patients and their families. Certified medical scribes are a key facet in solving today’s healthcare challenges, and employment dilemmas, utilizing effective model and solutions through real-time partnership with clinical documentation encounters.
ACCIM is a non-profit organization representing and certifying medical scribes for gainful employment with prospective academic partners. ACCIM certifies scribes as Clinical Information Managers (CIMs), and enables certification pathway to Certifying Academic Partners (CAPs) to academic institutions nationwide.
Contact ACCIM for more information on this growing field in high demand. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 832.224.6911 or 83.ACCIM.911
February 6, 2013 by admin
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ACCIM releases exclusive Job Board into the industry for Medical Scribes/Clinical Information Managers and Clinicians/Hospitals/Facilities alike to find the best candidate of choice they are seeking. Browse through ACCIM’s Career Center, Register as a User, track listings and apply, or simply list with ACCIM to fill HR needs across the healthcare spectrum. Become a certified Scribe today – stand apart from the rest! ACCIM – the only professional association “all things Scribe!” Contact: 1.832.224.6911; email@example.com
Interested in Medical Scribe? ACCIM & MDS of Kansas Present Webinar 2/5/13 @ 7 EST – Register today!
Join tomorrow’s live webinar, 2/5 at 4 PST/7 EST, to learn about exciting educational and career opportunities for medical scribes as MDS hosts. ACCIM Executive Director, Kristin Hagen, will discuss the industry certification pathway for medical scribes and schools alike. Medical Scribes are in HOT demand! Register to attend today! Contact MDS of Kansas at (866) 777-7264.
Date: February 5, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST
Location: 205 South Hillside
Wichita, Kansas 67211
MDS of Kansas
Considering a career in healthcare? Looking to combine education with transformed clinical solutions?
Medical Scribes are the entry point of clinical documentation and seeing through the professional lens of healthcare workflow efficiencies, cost-saving measures, enabling real-time clinical documentation solutions, and most importantly, working hand-in-hand with physicians for quality patient-centric care. Many medical scribes enter this competitive position to distinguish themselves, building education, towards their clinical career goals – albeit physician, nursing, mid-level providers, therapists, emergency services to name a few.
Medical scribes experience opens up a multitude of opportunities within a competitive career landscape, clinical documentation management, leadership, and operational scribing in a multitude of healthcare settings, rural or urban. Contact ACCIM for more information on certified medical scribe, including educational opportunities, pre-clinical/clinical training, Certification/Credentialing, history of scribes, benefits of certified scribes, and becoming a Member/Corporate Sponsor. Email: Info@theaccim.org. Phone: 1.832.224.6911 (1.83.ACCIM.911).
November 19, 2012
Medical Scribes Make Their Presence Felt , By Mary Anne Gates
For The Record Magazine
Vol. 24 No. 21 P. 14
For The Record Online Article: http://www.fortherecordmag.com/archives/111912p14.shtml
AHDI’s 2012 Managers/Supervisors webinar series hosts Kristin Hagen, Executive Director of American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACCIM), to present an insightful look at the accelerating career path of medical scribes – many of our nation’s future clinicians and allied healthcare workers.
The informative webinar will describe the dynamics of a medical scribe, educational requirements, certification process, the future of healthcare documentation professionals, and the industry as a whole. Make plans today to attend and register below.
Presenter: Kristin Hagen, CPEHR, CPHIE, CPHIT
Time: 12:00 PM Pacific / 1:00 PM Mountain / 2:00 PM Central / 3:00 PM Eastern
Duration: 1 Hour
Registration Close: November 14, 2012
CEC Given: 1 PD
American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACCIM) will be onsite at this year’s ACEP conference held in Denver, CO, October 8-12. ACCIM advocates on behalf of the medical scribe industry, setting minimal performance standards of practice and certifying medical scribes and scribe programs.
Executive Director, Kristin Hagen, will be attending ACEP and networking with colleagues regarding the importance of performance standards and certification of medical scribes as they aid clinicians with workflow efficiencies and clinical documentation. Medical scribes assist clinicians in real time, at the point-of-care with supervised data collection and entry into the EMR. For more information, or to arrange a meeting onsite, please direct inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact ACCIM at 1.832.224.6911.
ACCIM looks forward to an eventful educational event and networking with industry colleagues!
ACEP’s 2012 Scientific Assembly will have an exciting array of educational programming and social events, and new venue, this year’s Assembly has been one of the most anticipated emergency medicine conferences.
Special features this year include
•Over 300 world-class educational sessions
•A return of the popular pre-conference Cadaver Lab
•Summaries and commentary of the articles chosen by ABEM for its current LLSA tests
•More hands-on skills labs added to the program
•New 30 Minute lectures •ACEP’s Research Forum – tomorrow’s news today – included in 4-day registration fee
Add to that, the largest exhibit program in the specialty to view the latest equipment and products, and one of the best opportunities to network with your colleagues from across the nation.
Healthcare requirements and education continue to evolve to meet the needs of medical schools selecting the best applicants into medical school. In addition to restructure of the MCAT, Medical College Admissions Test, a well-prepared student will gain benefit through first-hand experience as a medical scribe. Specifically those who have certified as a Clinical Information Manager (CIM), will also present credentials, enabling minimal standards of education to the US Healthcare System to ensure data integrity. CIMs also meet minimal training requirements, work performance , and maintain a commitment to continuing education. (www.theaccim.org). Certified Medical Scribes often receive a letter of recommendation from the rapport built in close-working relationship with physicians. Distinguishing and balancing oneself through education, experience, growth and connecting to national initiatives through designated professional associations are key attributes that open doors to enable oneself to “stand out from among their peers in candidacy!”
The Association. of American Medical Colleges announced in February the first revisions to the Medical College Admission Test in 21 years. Starting in 2015, the exam will include:
■ A new “Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section to test what is typically taught in introductory psychology, sociology and biology courses.
■ A new “Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills” section to reasoning ability by having students analyze, evaluate and apply information provided in passages from a range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.
■ Two natural sciences sections to test concepts typically taught in introductory biology, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry and physics.
■ No writing sample.
Additional information linked below:
Medical Scribing, coding, real-time documentation? Utilizing medical scribes increases efficiencies and capture’s the patient’s story to make an impact on medical decision making. Multi-faceted certified scribes enable standards to elevate continuum of care in the US healthcare system. Having the right people at the right time with the right documentation enables advanced healthcare practice, system and solutions.
ACCIM creates DYNAMIC solutions for ALL specialties, corporations, and educational entities from the local to national level! Contact ACCIM for program details and certification: 1.832.224.6911 – email@example.com.
“Advancing Clinical Information Management Together!”
Just Announced: The 5 National Accrediting Bodies to Certify EHR’s are Underway. Scribe Certify today!
The 5 national accrediting bodies to “certify” Electronic Health Record systems (hospitals/facilities) to achieve “Meaningful Use” for Health Information Exchange are underway! Healthcare is rocking…stay abreast of “key” industry drivers and standards. Join ACCIM as an Individual or Corporate Member, Scribe Certify or ED Program Certify via CIMCAT utilizing credentialed Clinical Information Manager’s (CIM’s). Together we ensure patient safety, protecting our nation’s healthcare system. Contact ACCIM.
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