Efficiency vs Time Distribution

My entire proposal is centered around the idea that scribing programs will allow free clinics to be more effective in their mission to provide quality patient care while also serving as many patients as possible. However, an important aspect which must be highlighted is the fact that scribing programs in no way make the clinical structure more streamline or effective. In reality, they redistribute time, allocating time to providers during patient visits while having scribes and administrative figures shoulder more of the work and ultimately the scribing error safeguards that go along with it.

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Criticisms of Scribing

My research centers around a scribing program proposal for Olde Towne Medical Center, presenting an obvious bias toward the benefits of scribing. However, it is simultaneously important to provide weaknesses of scribing programs in order to ensure that scribes are properly utilized and that the center can create effective workarounds in the program’s initial stages to prevent difficulties down the road.

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Free Clinic Scribing vs Hospital Scribing

An important aspect of my research is the distinction between scribing in hospital vs free clinics. Although at first, it may seem like an insignificant difference, in reality the settings play a major role in the demands placed on scribes.

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Observations of a Pelvic Exam

During one of my scribing shifts at a free clinic, a patient came in with concerns about her menstrual cycle. Further discussion with my provider soon showed that she needed a pelvic exam immediately. However, compared to my observations of patients during standard pelvic exams and pap smears, this situation was different.

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Scribing: Roles and Infrastructure in a Non-Profit Clinical Setting

Hello World! My name is Linh Vinh and I am a sophomore Sociology and Neuroscience major at the College. I am currently a scribe at Lackey Free Clinic and volunteer at Olde Towne Medical Center, a rural health center. For my research, I plan to create a proposal for the initiation of a scribe program at Olde Towne Medical Center.

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