Do medical scribes threaten patient privacy?

Joel Sherman, M.D. writes:

Medical scribes are a burgeoning field with many institutions and practices exploring their use while the many commercial enterprises who lease out scribes are pushing for their widespread acceptance. There is no accepted definition of what scribes do or what their background or training should be. There is no mechanism for licensure of them in any state. They are poorly defined medical assistants. The field is in its infancy and its ultimate role in our health care system is unclear.

Read more on KevinMD, where Dr. Sherman identifies potential concerns with both accuracy and patient privacy.

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