The central role of the Medical TeleScribe is to relieve the physician of clerical or secretarial duties; thus allowing the physician to focus more directly on clinical care. The TeleScribe is an unlicensed person and exclusively non-clinical. They do not touch patients and do not engage in any type of patient care. A TeleScribeâ€™s role is limited to documentation and efficiency management for the physician from a remote location with ScribeAmerica.
The TeleScribe observes the physician during patient encounters and performs documentation on the physicianâ€™s behalf. Under the direction of the physician, they enter information into the patientâ€™s electronic or written chart. All documentation is reviewed and edited by the physician. It is signed with an attestation by the provider that the scribed chart accurately reflects all work, treatment, procedures, and medical decision making performed by them.
TeleScribe functions as the physicianâ€™s personal secretary and requires access to electronic databases that is similar to the access granted to the physicians themselves. Within the framework of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system the TeleScribe needs the functionality to find old records and results. At the physicianâ€™s request, the TeleScribe must be able to locate past medical records, prior lab/radiology results, or past visit histories for the physician to review. Additionally, within the EMR itself the TeleScribe needs the ability to enter data into the chart on the physicianâ€™s behalf. All TeleScribe-entered data is reviewed and authenticated by the physician.
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