Working With a Scribe

A patient visits with a doctor in an office setting.Dr. Rosner will typically have an assistant or scribe with him. The scribe enters the history, physical information and orders into the electronic health record. This allows the doctor to spend more face-to-face time with the patient, instead of looking at the computer. At times, instructions need to be given to the scribe. Most patients find this system to be a benefit, since notes are completed quickly and accurately.