Are you looking for a way to improve the efficiency of your medical practice? If so, you may consider hiring a virtual medical scribe. A medical scribe is someone who will take notes during the medical visit, putting all of them in the electronic medical record for you. That way, you don’t have to worry about documenting the visit. This can help you save time, focus on the patient, and see more patients in a given day.
At the same time, a virtual medical scribe provides several additional benefits compared to a traditional scribe. What is a virtual medical scribe, and what are some of the top benefits of having a virtual medical scribe play a role in your practice?
A Virtual Medical Scribe Is More Cost-Effective
Datamatrix virtual medical scribe services is far more cost-effective when compared to a traditional in-house scribe. If you decide to hire a traditional in-house scribe, you must go through the process of recruiting the scribe, hiring them, and training them. If you engage with a virtual scribe service provider, you can skip all these steps. You already get access to a convenient medical scribe familiar with your electronic medical record. Furthermore, if you need to scale up or back your services, you don’t have to worry about hiring or letting go of your traditional in-house scribes. All you need to do is change the time needed with your service provider.
Availability 24/7 With Backup
Another significant benefit of having a Datamatrix virtual medical scribe is immediate access to a scribe. Our virtual scribes are available when you need them most. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
When working with a company like DataMatrix Medical, there are no sick days. We provide a team of virtual scribes that are explicitly trained in your workflow. Even if someone is out sick or is on vacation – your practice will not suffer. Utilizing Datatmatrix “virtual” medical scribes allows you to experience a seamless workflow, so there is no downtime – talk about efficiency!
Furthermore, a virtual scribe is less intrusive. This means that you do not need to worry about another physical person sitting in the room. Traditional scribes work in the same space you do. This could lead to your patients getting nervous that the scribe is invading their privacy.
A virtual medical scribe can provide an increased perception of privacy. This can help you build better rapport with your patients and increase the opportunity for your patients to open up and share all details regarding their visit. Resulting in better care for your patients.
Better Patient Satisfaction
When a patient feels 100 percent of your attention is focused on them, they are happier with the level of care you provide. With a virtual scribe, in addition to being less intrusive, you can focus all your attention on the patient. You don’t have to worry about dividing your attention between the computer screen and the patient in your office. A survey completed by the National Library of Medicine confirmed happy, satisfied patients are 93.8% more likely to come back and also provide referrals. Word of mouth is very powerful and can help your practice.
Shorter Wait Times
Last but not least, one of the biggest benefits of having a virtual medical scribe for your practice is that your patients can enjoy shorter wait times. With a virtual scribe, patients are not waiting additional time for notes to enter into your EHR system before they can be seen.
A 2018 Vital Study confirmed long patient wait times affect not just the perception of care but the actual care that patients receive. In fact, up to 30% of patients have left a physician’s office before being seen because of the wait time. 20% would consider changing providers over long waits. Don’t let your practice suffer from long wait times.
In addition, this allows you to save 2 – 3 additional hours per day, which results in more time to see more patients in a single day. While you experience an increase in patient visits, your patients will also experience shorter wait times when scheduling appointments. Now that is a win-win!
Work With DataMatrix Medical for All of Your Medical Scribe Needs
If you are looking for the best virtual medical scribe for your practice, it would be our pleasure to help you. We are DataMatrix Medical and have experience working with medical providers across all specialties. No matter what type of patient care you provide, we are confident that we can pair you with the perfect medical scribe to optimize your flow. Our medical scribes have a tremendous amount of training, and we offer comprehensive services that are HIPAA compliant. Learn more about our services today, and contact us to speak to a member of our team.