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Scribe position introduced at emergency clinics

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The VEG Scribe role will assist doctors by reducing the time they spent documentation per shift

Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) announced that it has launched a scribe role position in its hospitals, making it the first to do so in the veterinary medical field. The new position will work alongside doctors to help reduce the time they spend on documentation.

“By being the first to introduce a Scribe role to the veterinary medical field, we are positioned to make a huge impact on the industry and once again shift the paradigm,” said David Bessler, founder and CEO of the Veterinary Emergency Group, in an organizational release.1 “The Scribe role that has been used historically in traditional healthcare will offer a variety of benefits to the VEG team that includes burnout reduction, improved communications and workflow, customer benefit and career inroads.”

According to the release,1 the VEG Scribe position is cutting down documentation time by 87% ranging from 4 hours to 30 minutes. With the new position, VEG hopes this can help its doctors create a better work-life balance while raising morale, creating a ripple effect throughout each VEG hospital. The VEG Scribes are shown to increase medical quality and allow better communication between patients, doctors, and referring veterinarians through record-writing.

This new position will also help doctors provide undivided attention to clients by providing a better experience when in a VEG location, The VEG Scribes will also create more job opportunities within the veterinary emergency field as well as learn from other veterinary professionals within VEG. Currently, 100 VEG Scribes are working in various locations.

Reference

Veterinary Emergency Group is the First to Introduce a Scribe Role in the Veterinary Medical Field and Sets a New Industry-Wide Standard with Positive Outcomes. News release. Veterinary Emergency Group. November 29, 2023. Accessed January 22, 2024.

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