Featured Project: Team Care QI
Former Family Medicine PCMH fellow Dr. Umama Sadia (now at U. of Kentucky) worked with Drs. Peckens and Fitzpatrick and NP Rachelle Peklinsky on a QI project incorporating medical assistant scribes into primary care practice. Relative to the comparison group, physicians using scribes closed their encounters faster, saw increased average charges per visit and WRVUs, were more likely to close charts the same day, were less likely to close charts on the weekend, and reported higher levels of satisfaction. The team is currently writing up this paper to be submitted for publication.