eScribe Releases Handbook Detailing How to Build a Quality Medical Scribe Program

Hiring scribes increases efficiency, ROI in medical offices, hospitals and clinics

WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA – March 12, 2015 – Want to make your medical practice more profitable? Hire medical scribes, who can free up physicians, allowing them to dedicate more time to clinical work, and, in the process, generate more revenue. The new "Handbook for Building a Quality Scribe Program" details how emergency rooms, private practices and hospitals can build an exemplary medical scribe program. The book was published by eScribe, which successfully staffs emergency departments, hospitals and outpatient practices with experienced, efficient scribes.

Since the 1990s, eScribe’s founder, Brian Clare, M.D., has turned scribe staffing into a science. That’s when the former emergency room physician began using medical scribes at his own workplace. In doing so, he discovered that the skilled scribes freed him up to perform more duties as a physician, rather than getting bogged down in paperwork. Along the way, he compiled insights and best practices he observed while training thousands of scribe candidates and collaborating with hundreds of physicians and healthcare administrators. He poured those observations into eScribe, a Virginia-based company that works with hospitals, health systems and private practices across the country establish scribe programs.

The handbook is the first step in building such a program.

“By bringing a medical scribe into your office, you improve productivity by freeing up physicians, and, through better documentation, you increase revenue and improve patient satisfaction,” says Clare. “Everybody wins—hospitals, physicians, patients and scribes.”

The handbook helps medical offices determine whether or not they’ll benefit from medical scribes by posing the following questions: “Is your health data less accurate than it could be?” “Are patient wait times increasing?” “Is physician morale low?” “Are patient ratings slipping?” “Are physicians regularly documenting visits after hours?” If you answered yes to any of those questions, it’s time to consider hiring a medical scribe.

The handbook includes expert insights on the following:

- Recruitment: How to ensure high-quality scribes.

- Compensation: How much should you budget for scribe services?

- Training materials: How will you train your new hires?

- Managing: What can you expect when it comes to turnover?

- Success: How can you truly make your scribe program excel?

- And many other tips and guidelines.  

To download this manual and begin creating a competitive advantage for your healthcare business, please visit or

About eScribe:

eScribe provides industry-leading scribe staffing for hospitals and physician-owned groups across the nation in a variety of emergency medicine and outpatient settings. Created by former emergency room physician Brian Clare, M.D., in 2010, the firm has a proven track record of creating full-service scribe programs that are affordable and produce a sustainable, positive return on investment for its partners. For more information about eScribe, visit the eScribe website, blog, LinkedIn and Facebook page.


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“By bringing a medical scribe into your office, you improve productivity by freeing up physicians, and, through better documentation, you increase revenue and improve patient satisfaction. Everybody wins—hospitals, physicians, patients and scribes.
Brian Clare, M.D