Scribes: Ancient Term New Application

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
10-10:30 a.m. ET; 7-7:30 a.m. PT
Program 287
Peter Anderson, MD
Founder and President
Team Care Medicine
Brigid T. Caffrey, BA, BS, MS, CCS; Bonnie S. Cassidy, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, FHIMSS; Dennis Jones; and Rhonda Taller, BA, MHA

Before there was the Gutenberg press, there were scribes: those charged with the arduous task of hand-copying documents. In ancient Judaism, scribes were recognized as record keepers.

Today, in healthcare, medical scribes serve as personal assistants to physicians, gathering information for patient visits, navigating electronic health records, and helping to relive the workload of caregivers.

Also, today, there’s another approach to utilizing scribes: the team approach of care delivery that can be seen in the exam room. This model was first introduced by Peter Anderson, MD, who will be our special guest on the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays.

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:

  • News Desk: Dennis Jones, the patient financial services administrator at Nyack Hospital in Nyack, N. Y., will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays news desk, reporting on ICD-10 headlines.

  • Dateline Washington: Talk Ten Tuesdays legislative analyst Rhonda Taller will have the latest news coming out of Washington, D.C.

  • Coding Report: Brigid T. Caffrey, BA, BS, MS, CCS, a computer-assisted coding product specialist with Optum360, will report on the use of scribes from a coder’s perspective. Caffrey co-authored the first edition of the “Guide to Clinical Validation, Documentation and Coding.”

  • VBP Report: In our expanded reporting on value-based purchasing (VBP), nationally recognized healthcare authority Bonnie Cassidy, who leads the clinical-financial Integration advisory services for nThrive, will report on new acronyms dotting the health information management (HIM) landscape.

All this and more will be coming your way on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. ET.

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