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» : The rapid increase in the use of electronic medical records (EMRs) has led to some unintended consequences that negatively affect physicians and their patients.

» : The use of medical scribes may serve as a possible solution to some of the EMR-related concerns.

» : Research has demonstrated an overall positive impact of having scribes on both physician and patient well-being, safety, and satisfaction.

» : Adaptation of advances in technology, including remote and asynchronous scribing, use of face-mounted devices, voice recognition software, and applications of artificial intelligence may address some of the barriers to more traditional in-person scribes.

Lam Michelle, Sabharwal Sanjeev