Adoption of EMRs Creates Demand for New Healthcare Job of “Scribes”

Clinical pathology laboratories may soon handle lab test orders entered by scribes on behalf of physicians Along with the growing adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) systems comes robust demand for a new healthcare job: scribes! That is a bit ironic, since many advocates of EMRs believed that physicians would do the primary entry. In fact, the acronym CPOE (computerized physician order entry) was coined to describe this process. The trend of hiring scribes to interpose between...

American Medical Association (AMA) Gears Up to Offer a Web-Based Physician Portal Service

Clinical laboratory test ordering and results reporting is needed for AMA’s physician web platform to have wide appeal with physicians In the drive to achieve clinical integration and a universal electronic health record (EHR), a credible new player with deep financial pockets is poised to enter the field. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that it is preparing to launch a web-based platform that will deliver a host of clinical and practice management tools to physicians....
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