The role of a scribe is to alleviate the timely burden of documentation, clerical duties, and tracking of patient orders. Scribes serve as a personal assistant to the physician and allow for increased productivity and efficiency. The main function of a scribe is to record and complete all necessary documentation for the duration of the patient’s stay. Scribes are unlicensed personnel. This means the role of a scribe is strictly non-clinical and they do not engage in any type of direct patient care. Under the direction supervision and presence of the physician, scribes enter information into the patient’s electronic health record. Scribes observe the physicians during patient encounters and are responsible for completing all components of the history of present illness, physical exam, and inputting physician observations, radiology and laboratory interpretations in the electronic health record. All the data that is entered by a scribe is required to be reviewed and authorized by the physician. The chart is then signed with an attestation by the physician that the chart was documented by a scribe in their presence, that they have reviewed the document in its entirety and it accurately reflects all work, treatment, procedures, and medical decision making performed by them.