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What is a Medical Scribe?

What is a medical scribe anyway?

A Medical Scribe is a person that assists a physician with documentation of
patients’ charts. Scribes accompany physicians with seeing patients in order
to record each patient’s history, review of systems, and the physical
examination performed by the physician. Scribes also keep track of
laboratory tests, medications, and radiology tests ordered by the physician
and enter the results into the EHR once they are completed.

Physicians benefits to having a scribe include increased efficiency and
decreased paperwork allowing physicians to see more patients. They have more
complete and accurate charting. Also, this gives them more time to spend on
patient care.

AHDPG has joined forces with ScribeAmerica ,
the leader in professional scribe management and education, to offer the
industry’s first online Scribe Training Program.

Here’s a great video that talks about scribes:

If you’re looking for a secure career in a fast growing field, then the role
of Medical Scribe or Clinical Information Manager could be your answer. Get
started today and in less than six months you can be gainfully employed as a
Medical Scribe!

Important Features of an Online Education Program

Online education is not the best choice for everyone but is a good choice for you?  Here are some thoughts for you to consider.

Flexibility – We are busy people! We have kids; we have full time jobs, etc. When do we fit in education? Flexibility is a HUGE benefit when doing online education. We can set our own schedule for school and study time around all the “busy” in our lives.

Self-motivation- With freedom and flexibility of the online environment there is responsibility. The online process takes a real commitment and discipline. Online education is not for everyone. You have to be determined to do it; you have to do it because it’s important to you! With that in mind, you must be self-motivated to succeed! Remember that it is extremely important for you to stay on top of your work without procrastinating. At times you might have to close out distractions in order to study and complete your assignments

Setting Goals- First plan on success! Distance learning has its own special challenges but when you set your goals in mind the chances of success is greatly increased. When you have accomplished an assignment or you received a good grade on a quiz, reward yourself! Remember to be proud of your accomplishments!

Expense – In the current economy, cost is often a big factor to consider. We do not need to spend more money than needed on our education.  Traditional universities or schools usually have many factors that make their costs higher than the online schools. Universities have costs of buildings, maintenance, staff, and many other costs. Also, students have to travel to the school adding fuel expenses and time to their already busy day. Online students avoid these costs making it more affordable and more convenient to attend an online school. Also consider how the school determines its tuition. Some schools charge by the class and other schools the semester. Maybe it is better financially to find a school that charges a flat fee.

The combination of everything above makes online education a great option for those of us that need another option. That’s my list, what would you add?

Speech Recognition Editing

What is it and why do I care anyway? Speech Recognition Editing the activity in which a Medical Language Specialist (MLS) reviews and corrects medical documents that have been dictated then converted by automatic speech recognition software to text. The medical transcription industry needs MTs with this particular knowledge to work with speech recognition. If there are not enough people trained to do Speech Recognition Editing, the industry is going to end up letting it go without an editor. This is going create a lot of mistakes in the transcribed medical reports, something that the medical profession cannot have.  Most doctors require no less than 98% accuracy from their MTs which is another reason the industry needs qualified Speech Recognition Editors.

Speech recognition is a great addition to your resume and is a skill that will help you remain competitive and stay employed in spite of economic changes and technological advances in healthcare documentation.

Happy Thanksgiving and Many Thanks from ADHPG

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.  ~W.T. Purkiser

This is the time of year when we give thanks for the wonderful gifts that we have been given, the experiences we have treasured, the people who have changed our lives. This year AHDPG would like to give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives. Among those blessings are our students. Our students are at the heart of everything we do here at AHDPG. We would also like to give thanks to our employees who have worked so hard to help our business thrive. Without your commitment, creativity, and high standards, we would not be the company we are. We are very grateful for your efforts.

In this time of gratitude, we give thanks. We value you and appreciate your confidence in us. Counting you among our AHDPG family is something for which we are especially grateful.

AHDPG would like to wish you a Thanksgiving filled with abundance and bright moments.