AHDPG Announces Launch of Scribe Vibes — First and Only Online Discussion Forum for Medical Scribe Industry

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 […]

AHDPG Online Medical Scribe Readiness Assessment Aids in Hiring the Best Medical Scribe Candidates

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 […]

AHDPG Launches Certification Exam for Medical Scribes

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 (AHDPGTM) is a competency-based exam that awards the Apprentice Medical […]

Medical Scribe – Do’s and Dont’s

At this years MGMA conference in San Francisco there was significant interest on the subject of the Medical Scribe. A medical scribe is an unlicensed individual, or allied health professional (MT, MA, LPN, LVN, TECH, etc.) hired to enter information into the electronic health record (EHR) or chart under the direction of a physician or […]

One Hour with Patients Equals Two Hours with EHR and Deskwork – Medical Scribes

A recent study by the American Medical Association (AMA), reveals what many physicians are feeling – data entry and administrative tasks are cutting into the doctor-patient time that is central to medicine and a primary reason many physicians became doctors.  Medical scribes can help! The AMA study shows that for every hour of direct clinical […]

Debunking the Scribe Myth

An article posted by Linda Sullivan of New England Medical Transcription (NEMT) discusses a presentation at this year’s HIMSS conference regarding scribes. In her article, Ms. Sullivan describes some of the discussion in Rise of the Medical Scribe Industry – Risk to EHR Advancement presented by George Gellert, MD, MPH, MPA, and S. Luke Webster, […]

Let Doctors Be Doctors

A new challenge published by Athena Health last week is entitled “Let Doctors Be Doctors.” 1 This speaks to the increasing frustrations by physicians regarding the weaknesses of our current electronic health records system. ZDoggMD (Dr. Zubin Damania), a well-known healthcare speaker, has produced a video that reflects the issues with the EHR and how […]

Medical Record Errors

Every day it seems we are alerted to more incidents of medical record errors; in 2014, it was reported that preventable medical errors are the number 3 killer in the U.S. and that 400,000 people are lost each year to these. That is certainly not an insignificant number. What are these errors? The Journal of […]

AHDPG Launches Medical Scribe Training Program for Practicing Allied Health Professionals

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 […]