Chart Completion Time of Attending Physicians While Using Medical Scribes

Sarah T. Florig, Sky Corby, Nicholas T. Rosson, Tanuj Devara, Nicole G. Weiskopf, Jeffrey A. Gold, Vishnu Mohan

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Abstract

Medical scribes have become a widely used strategy to optimize how providers document in the electronic health record. To date, literature regarding the impact of scribes on time to complete documentation is limited. We conducted a retrospective, descriptive study of chart completion time among providers using scribes at our organization. A total of 148,410 scribed encounters, across 55 different clinics, were analyzed to determine variations in chart completion time. There was a significant variance in completion time between specialty groups and clinics within each specialty. Additionally, chart completion time was highly variable between providers working in the same clinic. These patterns were observed across all specialties included in our analysis. Our results suggest a higher level of variability with respect to chart completion when utilizing scribes than previously anticipated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-465
Number of pages9
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium
Volume2021
StatePublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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