Medical scribes have helped countless medical professionals record the details of increasingly brief interactions with patients. Some scribes are present during a surgery or an appointment, but many work remotely, listening to the appointment via an audio link or watching live video. While sending post-appointment notes to a transcriber is nothing new, having a second person watching or listening during the appointment is something else entirely. Patient privacy becomes an issue because you need to reassure your patients that their privacy is being respected.
12 January 2023