Newly released study discusses physician perception of scribe impact on metrics and physician quality of life.
- “I can now just focus on being a physician”
Read full study here.
Scribe utilization has positive impact on workflow productivity, wellness, and job satisfaction for physicians, as well as their opinions of scribes’ technical skills and professionalism.
According to study, “some (85%) said that working with a scribe may extend their career. With respect to productivity (agree or strongly agree), 64.2% felt that they had higher relative value units and 79.4% were able to treat more patients per hour with scribe utilization. The majority of respondents (74.8%) felt that scribes were very or extremely beneficial when transitioning to use of an EMR. Respondents who were previously using an EMR without scribes indicated that there was a large positive impact of scribe utilization on EMR experience with respect to relieving the stress of documentation (87.4%), being able to “focus on being a physician” (78.8%), quality of life (77.9%) and patient care (77.3%).”
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: email@example.com 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:
BREAKING NEWS: ACCIM Endorses The Joint Commission’s “revised” standards on Medical Scribes Roles and Usage
ACCIM endorses The Joint Commission’s REVISED standards on Medical Scribes Roles and Usage JUST RELEASED! All licensed Physicians and Practitioners, now INCLUDING Physician Assistant’s, may use a Medical Scribe for documenting clinical encounters and enabling multi-faceted efficiencies.
The American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACCIM) upholds the standards of excellence for accreditation, training, certification, and evaluation of Medical Scribes to enable a fully-credentialed workforce. ACCIM is the only governing body representing 3000+ Medical Scribes and 300+ hospitals nationwide. After gaining membership into ACCIM with minimum 100 hour clinician-scribe documentation, our members can obtain professional certification as a Clinical Information Manager (CIM) via the Clinical Information Manager Certification and Aptitude Test (CIMCAT).
Contact ACCIM today at 1.832.224.6911 or 1.83.ACCIM.911 for more information. Become an Individual or Corporate Member, including Medical Scribe Certification via Clinical Information Manager Certification and Aptitude Test (CIMCAT).
We look forward to hearing from you!
Enclosed are FAQ’s from The Joint Commission (TJC) regarding proper use and standardization of Medical Scribe compliance within hospitals. Is your organization compliant?
Contact ACCIM today for questions regarding Membership, CIMCAT certification and credentialing, certifying Emergency Departments with ED Certification, or beginning a career pathway through Medical Scribe education. Protect our nation’s greatest asset of patient safety through quality, collaborative standardization with Medical Scribe/Emergency Department Certification today. Recognize the benefits in time, cost savings, and efficiencies in an era where electronic record integration and health information exchange are accelerating day by day. Contact, or become a Member of ACCIM today, for Best Practice management of your organization and facility, staying connected together!
American Healthcare Documentation Group (AHDPG) Endorses the National Medical Scribe Certification Exam
The CIMCAT is a comprehensive certification exam which ensures a medical scribe or clinical information manager possesses the skills and knowledge necessary to accurately and efficiently capture each patient encounter and support the overall delivery of healthcare in an efficient and cost effective manner.
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The ACCIM was established to advance the profession through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning and has long recognized the need to develop a certification examination that targets clinical information management professionals who are qualified by their training and experience to achieve industry-level certification.
“Medical scribe employment is clearly on the rise and healthcare employers need to know that a scribe, who is typically new to the industry, possesses the skills and knowledge necessary to accurately document the patient encounter and support the overall delivery of healthcare,” says Kristin Hagen, Executive Director of the ACCIM. “Too many companies today are marketing themselves as providing ‘certified’ scribes when up and until this point there has not been an independent organization to substantiate that claim. This is not well suited for our profession or the individuals in our hospitals and medical facilities today.”
As the nation’s leading workforce development company focused on the healthcare documentation industry, the American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group has been helping individuals become gainfully employed in the areas of medical transcription, medical billing, medical coding and medical scribing. “Helping our graduates achieve industry certification and gain employment is our primary focus,” says Peter Reilly, President and CEO of the American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group. “By instituting the ACCIM’s national certification exam as the launching pad for graduates of our online Medical Scribe Training program, all of our training programs now lead to industry certification by their respective national associations.”
“We are thrilled that AHDPG has taken this step to ensure the graduates from their program meet our stringent requirements,” says Kristin Hagen. “Employers seeking well trained and qualified medical scribes can have confidence that a graduate from AHDPG will be well prepared when they walk in the door.”
To learn more about the training programs at AHDPG, please visit our website at: http://www.ahdpg.com or call Lynn Calkins, our Admissions Coordinator, at 719.404.3449.
The American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG) is a leading training and workforce development company focused on the healthcare documentation industry. AHDPG was the first employer owned training organization approved by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), a joint committee established by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHDPG provides online training in the areas of medical transcription editing, medical billing and coding and clinical information management (medical scribe) delivered in a supportive environment. Students graduate ready to take their respective certification exams and gain employment in the healthcare documentation industry. For more information about AHDPG, please visit our website at http://www.ahdpg.com.
The American College of Clinical Information Managers (ACCIM) is the nation’s preeminent professional society representing clinical information management (CIM) professionals. The ACCIM is committed to advancing the CIM profession through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning. ACCIM certification and membership is sought and earned by Clinical Information Managers on a voluntary basis. To learn more about the ACCIM and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at http://www.theaccim.org.