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Medical Scribes in an Academic Dermatology Practice
Although EMRs offer care delivery integration, they have decreased physician job satisfaction and increased physician burnout across multiple fields, including dermatology.2,3 Employing medical scribes has enhanced clinical documentation, improved revenue collection, increased physician satisfaction, and reduced burnout in other specialties4–6; however, dermatology-specific data are lacking. We implemented a multipractice quality improvement pilot program evaluating medical scribe impact on dermatologist documentation time and physician satisfaction.
Patients who are paired with Care Navigators report feeling less anxiety, and an increased ability to self-manage their conditions between visits. And providers report increased job satisfaction from improved efficiency, and knowing their patients have access to care teams, and strategic support.