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Are Scribes The Solution To Our Documentation Woes?

In response to the increasing burdens of administrative work and cumbersome charting levied upon healthcare providers in recent years, medical scribes have been touted as a potential solution for streamlining the documentation process. Interest in the use of scribes has certainly been increasing, with the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists estimating that the number of medical scribes nationally will increase from 15,000 in 2014 to more than 100,000 by 2020.

Five Big Healthcare Business Trends For 2019

With 2018 in the rearview mirror, it’s worth taking a look ahead to 2019. The new year is shaping up to be another exciting and somewhat volatile chapter in the history of the healthcare business. Policy debates, emerging research, and new technologies will have direct impact on the frontline of care. Here are the healthcare business trends doctors will likely be hearing a great deal about in the new year.

Telemedicine Patients Behaving Badly

Many of the largest telemedicine apps have experienced inappropriate behavior from users. These companies are taking steps to remedy the problem. This issue brings up some new questions as doctor's offices transition from physical spaces to the Internet

EHRs Eating Up Half Of Doctors' Workday With Unpaid Labor

Doctors are reimbursed for office visits, lab work and medical procedures but not for desktop tasks. Doctors spend about half of their EHR time during patient encounters. The other half is consumed by desktop medicine tasks for which they do not get reimbursed.

The Happiest Physician Specialties

A physician's specialty could heavily influence their level of happiness at work, according to one Physician Lifestyle Report 2018. Of the more than 14,000 physicians surveyed, some specialties reported notably higher rates of feeling very or extremely happy at work.

RVU's Still Dominate Physician Pay, Despite Push To Value Pay

Despite the industry push to value-based care, relative value units — which tie payment to volume — remain the most utilized metric in determining physician bonuses, according to a 2017 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives.

Midwest Ranks Highest in Physician Pay, Lowest in Burnout

Data shows that Minneapolis, MN; Madison, WI and Sioux Falls, SD are ranked the best cities for physicians to avoid burnout and stress.

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