Virtual Medical Scribe
Medical professionals often find themselves grappling with an overwhelming amount of administrative tasks. Among these, patient documentation tends to consume a significant portion of their valuable time, which could otherwise be spent on direct patient care or growing their practice.
Virtual medical scribes free Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to focus solely on their primary role – providing quality care to their patients. This not only enhances the patient experience but also brings notable efficiency, cost savings, and productivity to the practice. Let’s delve deeper into the role of virtual medical scribes and how they can transform a medical practice.
What is a Virtual Medical Scribe?
A Virtual Medical Scribe is a highly trained, HIPPA compliant professional who performs many of the clerical tasks traditionally undertaken by healthcare providers. As medical practitioners strive to balance patient care with a multitude of administrative responsibilities, a virtual medical scribe is a practical solution to ease this burden.
Virtual Scribes are actual real-life professionals who are HIPPA compliant and trained to write medical charts. They remotely attend the patient encounters in real time, taking thorough notes while the medical provider focuses on patient care. The documentation happens during the encounter.
At the end of the day, the medical provider simply has to review and sign
What a virtual scribe is not
- It’s not an AI.
- It’s not a transcription service.
- Not a telehealth service
A virtual medical scribe from Hawk Scribes is a trained HIPAA compliant person that has been trained on your custom systems and processes and understands which EMRs your use and how you run your practice.
What Do Virtual Scribes Do?
Virtual medical scribes are healthcare professionals who shoulder a significant portion of a medical practice’s administrative tasks, primarily focusing on patient documentation. Through audio and video tools, they can remotely attend patient encounters in real-time, taking thorough notes while the physician focuses on patient care.
Their responsibilities typically include:
Documenting the patients visit directly into the EMR during consultations, exams and procedures. This includes completing an HPI, objective findings, diagnosis, treatment plans, follow up and prescriptions
They update and manage electronic health records (EHR), ensuring accurate, timely, and comprehensive charting.
Scribes can add the necessary codes to help meet any metrics for Value Based Payments or other programs. These codes are a necessary part of todays reimbursement landscape
Scribes can also add appropriate billing codes relevant to the type of case being seen. This can save even more time on charting and documentation
Benefits and ROI for a Medical Practice
The integration of a virtual medical scribe into a medical practice offers several significant benefits and a substantial return on investment:
By taking over documentation and administrative tasks, virtual scribes free up a considerable amount of time for physicians, allowing them to see more patients in a day or to spend more time with each patient, thus increasing the practice’s productivity and potential revenue.
Better Patient Satisfaction
When physicians are not burdened by documentation tasks, they can focus more on patient care. This improved attention can result in better patient satisfaction and potentially better outcomes, enhancing the reputation of the practice and encouraging patient retention and referrals.
Hiring a full-time, in-house scribe incurs costs for salary, benefits, workspace, vacation/sick days and training. In contrast, a virtual scribe service is a scalable solution, and does not require physical space or additional infrastructure. This flexibility can lead to substantial cost savings.
Medical Provider burnout is a critical issue in healthcare, largely due to administrative overload. By alleviating these tasks, virtual scribes can help enhance physicians’ work-life balance, resulting in higher job satisfaction and reduced turnover, which can be costly for a practice.
Virtual scribes ensure detailed, accurate EHRs, reducing the likelihood of errors and potential legal issues. In addition inputting the codes for the screening and other parameters , ensures that you are compliant with the latest quality measures
Improved Billing and Revenues
Accurate and timely charting can improve the billing process, ensuring all services are captured and billed appropriately. This can result in a reduction in denied claims and an overall increase in revenue.
Virtual Medical Scribes Increase Efficiency and Convenience
What makes a virtual medical scribe company like Hawk Scribes stand out is the convenience, affordability, and efficiency it brings. Unlike traditional in-person scribes, virtual medical scribes can be accessed on-demand, alleviating the need for a full-time staff member, thus saving significant time and resources.
Advanced Patient Care
At Hawk Scribes, we understand the pressure medical professionals face to deliver high-quality patient care while also dealing with endless charting. Our virtual scribes take over this time-consuming task, leaving medical professionals with more time to attend to their patients. All our services are HIPAA compliant and backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Integrating Virtual Medical Scribes Into Your Practice
As Easy As 1-2-3. Our innovative service works in three simple steps:
- You bring a tablet into the exam room with you.
- Our scribe creates the chart in real-time as you examine your patients.
- You review and sign off the charts – that’s it, your work is done!
Empowering Growth for Practices
For growing practices dealing with the added workload, our affordable solution is particularly attractive. You get all the benefits of a medical scribe without the financial strain of hiring a full-time employee. Our service works whether you’re looking for an urgent care scribe or a specialty doctor scribe. Our service can assist with creating high-quality notes, generating referrals, and setting up prescription reminders.
An Extension of Your Practice
We’re more than just a service – we’re an extension of your practice, committed to making your life easier. Let Hawk Scribes create time in your day. Allow us to shoulder your charting responsibilities so that you can focus on what truly matters – providing exceptional care to your patients.
Let’s Bring Your Practice to the Next Level
With Hawk Scribes, practice medicine, not data entry. Start saving time and money today. Let’s bring your practice to the next level. Get started now!