Area doctors, medical assistants make transition from paper to digital charts

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Betty Comer’s job as a certified medical assistant was more relaxed when she started working more than 20 years ago.

Termed “medical scribes” at one point, medical assistants help prepare patients and enter data in medical record systems, allowing doctors more time to interact with their patients.

Comer, 63, has been with Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for more than 10 years and floats among the clinics of physician practices. Her job has changed over the years, both in terms of what she is allowed to do and how her work is done.

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