ACEP Day One | Monday Oct 9, 2023
Our first day of the ACEP Scientific Assembly 2023 has left us with lots of things to think about. We talked to industry experts about a number of changes and concerns, but one topic was top of mind for everyone – rising costs. No healthcare segment has faced rapid change like emergency medicine in the last few years. Teams are pressured to stretch every dollar while continuing to provide excellent patient care. That challenge gets even tougher when highly credentialed, high cost staff are scrambling to do work far below their license level.
Implementing medical scribes to manage documentation and free up providers for more high-level work has been proven to increase efficiency, save costs, and improve provider morale. Recently a high-volume emergency department in Florida partnered with ScribeAmerica to address their issues with labor shortage and rising costs. Since implementing 1:1 scribe coverage in their ED they saw a 19% increase in patients per hour and projected annual savings of over $600,000. Combine that with the reductions in provider burnout and increases in RVUs per hour, the impact of scribes is undeniable.
Curious how scribes could transform your ED? Stop by booth #1418 at ACEP 2023 and find out.