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House Bill Taps Medical Scribes to Support Patient Engagement

July 26, 2017 - The House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow VA clinicians to shift their focuses from the EHR onto driving stronger patient engagement, aiding a better care experience. The VA Medical Scribes Pilot Act of 2017 (HR 1848) calls for medical scribes in Veterans health encounters. Medical scribes would complete the documenting and note-taking necessary for a complete EHR entry,...


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Congress Advances Bill to Extend Veterans Choice Program

by Sara Heath

The Senate and House of Representatives have both passed a bill to extend the Veterans Choice Program, a VA initiative to allow veterans access to non-VA healthcare when facing extraordinary wait times or other barriers to treatment, according...

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