SPHP in the News

Times Union: Albany-area primary care doctors try medical scribes

The Times Union wrote a story about an innovative program taking place at local family practice. Capital Region Family Health Care, a practice of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates (SPHPMA), is trying something new: having a medical scribe in the room to take notes during examinations, so the physicians can spend all of their time focusing on the patient. From the story, a quote from SPHPMA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Lawrence: “This may get us back to something that looks more like the traditional way of interacting with patients — making eye contact.” See the full story here.