A recent article in STAT discussed the ins-and-outs of scribe impact on the emergency department. PhysAssist Scribes and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, were spotlighted in this interesting behind-the-curtain perspective on what a scribe does during a normal shift.
By nature, the emergency department can be challenging on its providers. With demands for physicians coming from all sides, not to mention long hours, burnout can rear its ugly head quickly. The trickle-down from the exhausted physician to the patient can result in, at the very least, an unhappy patient and, at its worst, compromised care.
Micro was a cinch. Organic chemistry was a breeze (well, maybe not). Anatomy and physiology was a walk in the park. And Scribe U? Well, that seemed challenging…but now that you’re working in the emergency department, you can totally coast through this whole scribing thing till you get into medical school. Right?