As a premed student interested in the medical world, what drew you in? When did you first become interested in the profession of healing? Was it from an early age studying anatomy, or maybe one of the latest trending medical shows – Grey’s Anatomy, House, or Scrubs? (Would I be revealing my age if I told you my show was St. Elsewhere or MASH!)
Observation is one of the greatest learning tools, and even our favorite TV series can give us a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of physicians, although the accuracy of medical details might be disputed. What if you had an opportunity to observe real medical encounters between providers and patients, learning about trending technology for physicians and gaining the experience that will help propel you forward in your journey to become a physician?
Step into the world of virtual medical scribing!
Dr. Waldrop is seeing a new patient this afternoon. After obtaining her permission for a scribe to listen in, Dr. Waldrop sets her phone on the counter and proceeds with the visit. While taking the patient’s history, she instructs the scribe to be sure to note the history of appendectomy in 2008 and cholecystectomy in 2012. She also comments on her findings during the exam: “Heart sounds good…lungs are normal…normal bowel sounds, abdomen is soft and nontender.” After the patient leaves the room, the scribe asks, “Which arm was it that had the insect bite?” and Dr. Waldrop verifies that it was the right arm.
This invisible person on the other end of the phone speaker is a virtual medical scribe working remotely over the internet. He has created a record of the visit by completing the chart in the electronic health record format for the provider. Dr. Waldrop is pleased to note that she spent more time interacting with her patient. She can see more patients during her clinic hours and only needs to review the completed charts at the end of her day.
Learn more about the opportunity to scribe remotely!
Virtual scribes work remotely, listening to patient encounters through a phone, microphone, or speaker in the room with the physician. Scribes access the EHR remotely and perform the documentation tasks online through advanced technology solutions that are helping physicians regain control of their busy schedules.
M*Modal’s Scribing Services is on the forefront of technology solutions to help providers accomplish more without physician burnout by utilizing virtual medical scribes. As a leader in clinical healthcare documentation and speech understanding systems, M*Modal is the only provider of medical scribing services that leverage providers’ electronic health records (EHRs) with their suite of technologies to improve clinical documentation, consistency of services, and patient and physician satisfaction.
M*Modal Scribing Services has partnered with PreMed STAR to offer webinars in scribing tools, EHR platforms, and exposure to the latest in technology for physicians. Be sure to look for our upcoming webinars in January 2019, offered through M*Modal’s Scribe Training Academy. Virtual scribing may be a great position for premed students, offering a chance to observe provider-patient encounters remotely, learn about the upcoming technology trends, and gain knowledge of key charting concepts for EHRs.
To learn more about the virtual scribing positions offered at M*Modal Scribing Services, visit our website at https://mmodal.com/careers/virtual-medical-scribe/ or contact:
M*Modal Lead Scribe Recruiter
O: 800-233-3030 x 5841
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