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Medical Scribes in Demand

Most people are aware that the government mandate for electronic health care records has spawned a burgeoning industry of software companies helping doctors meet this mandate.  But many don't know that this law is also spurring the growth of medical scribes, trained employees who stand next to the doctor and write down everything he or she says.  Our next guest says doctors are loving this new trend and it's why his company is thriving.

Mike Switzer interviews Sam Jones, founder of eScribe, based in Charleston, SC.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.