Use of medical scribes was associated with significant improvements in electronic health record documentation burden, productivity, job satisfaction and patient interactions among primary care physicians, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
“Widespread adoption of EHRs in medical care has resulted in increased physician documentation workload and decreased interaction with patients,” Pranita Mishra, MPP, from Kaiser Permanente Northern California, and colleagues wrote. “Despite the increasing use of medical scribes for EHR documentation assistance, few methodologically rigorous studies have examined the use of medical scribes in primary care.”
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