Physicians Angels Welcomes AHIMA Report on Medical Scribes
Physicians Angels, Inc. - the sole provider of Virtual Medical Scribes to medical practices throughout the United States - welcomes an American Health Information Management Association's report on the effective use of scribes in medical practices.
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Physicians Angels, Inc. welcomes the newly released American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) report, "Using Medical Scribes in a Physician Practice," as published in the November 2012 Journal of AHIMA. AHIMA's report discusses best practices for physicians considering using medical scribes -- be they on-site or Virtual Medical Scribes.
Building off The Joint Commission's July 12, 2012 guidelines on medical scribes, AHIMA's report discusses the medical scribes' roles and responsibilities; how to manage medical scribe costs; and the benefits of employing medical scribes. One of the report's key points is that employing medical scribes to enter health information into Electronic Health Record (EHR) software during patient exams may improve the quality of medical documentation, and how this then supports meeting meaningful use EHR Incentive Program criteria.
While Physicians Angels provided no input to the report, the company believes it to be highly informative and useful to those considering using medical scribes.
Physicians Angels continues to grow and add new medical specialties to its core Virtual Medical Scribe service offering. The company offers Virtual Medical Scribe, medical transcription, and medical document management services to doctors in the following core specialties: otolaryngology, urology, orthopedics, primary care, pain management, dermatology, family and internal medicine, and endocrinology.
SOURCE Physicians Angels, Inc.
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