Remote Medical Scribe



EMR adoption demands the need to have the medial assistant all the time during the examination of the patient by the physician so that each and every detail is entered into EMR real time. Also, the absenteeism of the medical assistants makes the ‘physicians’ day tough. On top of these, many patients object an assistant being present while they are being examined. Seyyone can offer practices with quality remote scribe who can create charts real time and avoid the awkwardness of having an assistant present during examination.

Workflow for Seyyone’s Scribe Plans

The following are our Remote Scribe Plans:

Plan A

After each consultation, the physician can dictate the note using a voice recorder or Toll-free line (before seeing the next patient) and send it to the scribe. The scribe will update the note into the EMR in about 40 to 60 minutes and inform the physician. The physician can review the notes in between consultations, and instruct the scribe to make the necessary corrections and then digitally sign it off.

The last patient’s note will be completed in about 40 to 60 minutes after the end of the consultation with the patient. Thus all the patients’ charts would have been completed and digitally signed off the same day without the doctor having to spend extra hours.

Requirements

  • A digital voice recorder for the physician to record the dictation at the end of each consultation or the doctor may choose to use a toll-free line to record the dictation.
  • A mic connected to the computer/laptop installed with Skype app or a smartphone installed with Skype app (the scribe will use Skype app for conversation with the physician).

Plan B

The physician will have a narrative conversation with the patient, that is, there will be a predetermined understanding between the physician and the scribe about how the physician is going to carry out the conversation with the patient. The conversation will follow a specific template and the doctor will follow a narrative pattern so that the scribe can follow the same template and fill the details into EMR as he listens to the instructions. During consultation of the patient, the scribe will be listening to the narrative conversation by the physician and enter the details into the EMR.

The understanding between the physician and scribe would be such that the physician would allow ample time for the scribe to finish entering the note into EMR by the end of the consultation. The physician can review the note, instruct the scribe to make any corrections and sign off at the end of the consultation with the patient.

Requirements

  • A smartphone installed with Skype app for communication between Scribe and physician.
  • A mic connected to the computer/laptop installed with Skype app, the scribe will be listening to the conversation between physician and patient via this mic.