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Safe use of the EHR by medical scribes: a qualitative study.

Ash JS, Corby S, Mohan V, et al. J Amer Med Inform Assoc. 2020;Epub Oct 29.

The use of medical scribes for electronic health record (EHR) documentation is one strategy to shift the burden of documentation away from clinicians. Using interviews and direct observations, the authors explored the effects of scribes on patient safety. Participants did not perceive significant patient safety risks with scribes and highlighted the positive effects scribes have on documentation efficiency, quality, and safety.