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SHREWSBURY, Mass., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As the leading voice, training service and information resource for medial scribes, the American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (https://ahdpg.com/) is excited to introduce Scribe Vibes. Scribe Vibes is an online forum catering to individuals and organizations from every corner of the scribe industry, from newcomers studying for certification to healthcare organizations working to develop their own team(s) of scribes.   The forum is designed to encourage discussion of everything and anything in the medical scribing world. Medical Scribe “We see Scribe Vibes as an online resource to exchange ideas, drive best practice adoption, discover

SHREWSBURY, Mass., June 22nd, 2017 – As more healthcare providers identify the need to standardize documentation and free up physicians’ time to focus on patient care, hospitals, clinics, and private medical practices nationwide are now building in-house teams of certified medical scribes. To help those organizations assess and recruit the best scribe candidates, the American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG) has just launched the Online Medical Scribe Readiness Assessment–and it’s free to employers and candidates alike. “A medical scribe is an unlicensed assistant to the physician who performs documentation in the EHR, gathers information for the patient’s visit, and partners

SHREWSBURY, Mass., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A rigorous new national certification exam is helping to ensure the highest level of patient care and documentation in medical practices nationwide. Launched this week, the Medical Scribe Certification Exam (MSCE) from the American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG) is a competency-based exam that awards the Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP) and Certified Medical Scribe Professional (CMSP) credentials to qualified professionals who can pass the exam and provide documentation of hands-on experience. Due to recent law changes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid revised its policy on scribes to allow a physician to

The medical scribe training program is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary to handle the healthcare documentation activities associated with being a certified medical scribe and further reduce the administrative burden placed on physicians by today’s electronic health record systems (EHRs). The American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group, an online provider of healthcare documentation services, staffing, and training, announced this morning at the 37th Annual Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference & AHIMA’s Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) conference the launch of its new Medical Scribe Training Program for Practicing Allied Health Professionals. This expedited training program is designed to give today’s

Medical Scribes are being given credit for “freeing busy doctors from screen time and giving them more face time with patients” across the country. There is an expected need of 20,000 medical scribes by end of 2014!  Read more about this need in an article from the StarTribune. “Harried doctors hail the rise of the medical scribe“

Welcome to Our Military Personnel and Their Spouses! AHDPG is proud to once again be named a Military Friendly School for 2015. This is our 6th consecutive year winning this distinction and something the entire team at AHDPG is extremely proud of. Now in its sixth year, the 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2015 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP. Each year schools taking the survey are held to

As the nation’s leading provider of outsourced transcription services and online training for individuals seeking to launch exciting careers in medical billing, medical coding, medical transcription, medical scribing or as a clinical or administrative medical assistant the combination of these two respected firms will continue to ensure each graduate is competently trained, certified and able to secure gainful employment in today’s healthcare marketplace. Shrewsbury, MA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 – “Change in healthcare is everywhere. With the required conversion to ICD-10 in October, 2014, the nation’s move to electronic health records and the launch of the Affordable Care Act is

Apple is leading an initiative to get mobile devices more integrated into the healthcare arena. With their upcoming iOS 8 and its HealthKit app as being an all-in-one solution for medical professionals to store patient data like blood pressure, pulse, and weight, they are hoping that physicians will use the available data to improve diagnostics and treatment decisions.  They are also looking to partner with electronic health records provider Epic Systems to integrate its software and services.  As the mobile market rapidly expands, healthcare seems like a  logical next step to integrate with.  Several healthcare facilities are currently in talks regarding integrating Apple

By now most of us have heard of Google Glass. If you have not, you need to Google it! Came across this article about Google Glass entering the operating room. It does mention about how medical software developers plan to customize it and make it HIPAA compliant. Even though physicians are already operating at dangerously high levels of multitasking levels, it could be used for teaching purposes in the operating room. Once the software is developed, I suspect physicians could even use it for dictation purposes. Dictation behind Google Glass…Just think about it.   Check out this article  http://nyti.ms/1kzL86R 

As the healthcare industry marches towards Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, there is a large population of physicians that have not yet accepted the requirements put forth by CMS in the EHR Incentive Programs. Dr. Daniel F. Craviotto Jr., an orthopedic surgeon in Santa Barbara, California, took to the Wall Street Journal earlier this week to protest the restrictive chains of EHR adoption, quality penalties, shrinking Medicare reimbursements, and bureaucratic red tape that prevent a physician from focusing on what’s really important: engaging with and treating patients. As noted in a previous blog post (Doctors or Data Entry Clerks?) we have

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