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News on the Medical Scribe Front

Life Behind The Scrubs

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Aug 26, 2016 1:40:16 PM

we've got talents, oh yes we do!

It takes a lot of smarts, time and energy to be a medical scribe. Likewise, a lot of effort and know-how goes into nurturing and managing scribes and teams on the ground and in the emergency department. With all of the hustle and bustle in the ED and behind the scenes, it's easy to forget that each person involved in the common goal of assisting our providers is an individual—each with a unique personality and abilities. 

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Topics: Scribe Leadership, Leadership, physgottalent

Rebecca Keel Memorial Scholarship for Scribes

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Aug 22, 2016 6:39:28 PM

Receive $5,000 for the fall semester

PhysAssist Scribes are encouraged to apply to the Rebecca Keel Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the North Texas Ace Foundation (NTAF).

Deadline: monday, october 3, 2016
Award: $5,000
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Topics: PhysAssist Scribes, Scholarships, Leadership, growth

August 2016 SOTM Winners

Posted by Sarah de Verges on Aug 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 Honoring Another Set of Stellar Scribes!
The PhysAssist Scribes Recognition Program, Scribe of the Month (SOTM), spotlights our scribes who go above and beyond. We look for hard working individuals who embody the essence of what it means to be a scribe; those who are sincere, caring, responsive, innovative, balanced and efficient. 

How it Works
Each month, outstanding scribes at various facilities are nominated as SOTM by their peers. At the end of 2016, one of these scribes will be rewarded as Scribe of the Year for their excellence and service. Learn more about the PhysAssist Scribes Recognition Program here

Want to recognize a hard-working scribe on your team? Click here to nominate them! 

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Topics: PhysAssist Scribes, Scribe Recognition, scribe of the month

Certified Trainer Scribes Take to the Nation

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Aug 11, 2016 1:36:13 PM

Implementing 30+ Scribe Programs Across the Country

Growing a new scribe program from the bottom-up is no simple feat, especially when nearly 35 are being implemented simultaneously. At PhysAssist Scribes, we're specialists at implementing a scribe program and always turn to our experts to help—our Certified Trainer Scribes (CTS). CTSs are seasoned medical scribes who travel to our newest locations to teach EMR navigation, proper charting and generally the ins-and-outs of the emergency department. They also help ED physicians to acclimate working with scribes in order to maximize efficiency during their shifts.

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Topics: Trainer Scribes, Scribe Training, Certified Trainer Scribes, CTS

5 Tips for the Epic EMR You Should be Using

Posted by Taylor Brown on Aug 4, 2016 11:26:08 AM

I recently interviewed one of our current Chief Scribes from one of our Florida pediatric teams, Angelica Martinez, about her experience as a scribe. Angelica has been a part of the PhysAssist family since 2013 and served as a Certified Trainer Scribe (CTS) before she became a Chief Scribe.

With experience as both a scribe and a Chief Scribe, Angela has become an expert at navigating the Epic EMR. Here are 5 tips she recommends for scribing in Epic:  
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Topics: EMR, emergency medicine, Epic EMR

scribe chat with Jacob Mitchell — My physassist scribe experience

Posted by Taylor Brown on Aug 3, 2016 10:56:32 AM

I recently interviewed one of our current Scribes from the Fort Worth South Team, Jacob Mitchell, about his experience as a PhysAssist Scribe.

He is a Kinesiology major in is his junior year at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Jacob currently serves as the Nursing/Health Innovation Senator for UTA's Student Congress. He's been a PhysAssist Scribe for four months and works in the Southwest, Cleburne, Willow Park, and Burleson facilities. He is planing to attend medical school after graduation. 

 

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Topics: medical scribes, PhysAssist Scribes

July 2016 SOTM Winners

Posted by Sarah de Verges on Jul 21, 2016 3:55:31 PM

 Honoring Another Set of Stellar Scribes!
The PhysAssist Scribes Recognition Program, Scribe of the Month (SOTM), spotlights our scribes who go above and beyond. We look for hard working individuals who embody the essence of what it means to be a scribe; those who are sincere, caring, responsive, innovative, balanced and efficient. 

How it Works
Each month, outstanding scribes are nominated as SOTM. At the end of 2016, one of these scribes will be rewarded as Scribe of the Year for their excellence and service. Learn more about the PhysAssist Scribes Recognition Program here

Do you have a hard-working scribe on your team? Click here to nominate them! 

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Topics: PhysAssist Scribes, Scribe Recognition, scribe of the month

Next step for Scribes: Med School

Posted by Sarah de Verges on Jul 14, 2016 4:56:22 PM

Ask a former scribe what helped them most through their first year in med school or PA school, and you're likely to hear "being a scribe, of course!" At PhysAssist Scribes, we try to help all of our scribes achieve their healthcare career goals, be it advanced education or a job in the medical arena.

This year, we are so pleased that more than 1,175 PhysAssist Scribes have moved on into medical, PA or nursing programs. That's nearly half of all of our scribes! We are excited to see these young stars make the next step into bright futures as medical providers. 

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Topics: medical scribes, PhysAssist Scribes, Medical School

Welcome to the beat: our refreshed newsletter

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Jul 13, 2016 12:31:52 PM

Welcome to the newly redesigned and refreshed PhysAssist Scribes newsletter! We're calling it the Beat because it focuses on all of the things that keep us ticking as a great company: our scribes, clients and corporate employees.

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Topics: medical scribes, Trainer Scribes, physassist newsletter, scribe

8 Common FAQs About Scribes in the ER

Posted by Cameron Cushman on Jul 7, 2016 4:08:14 PM

As the VP of Sales and Marketing, I spend a lot of time talking to medical directors about the value of adding a medical scribe program to their emergency departments. Even though no two EDs are alike, there are common questions every ED asks. Here are the top eight that I come across most often.

ONE  What are medical scribes?

They are integral members of the treatment team who work side-by-side with medical providers in the ED to document directly in the emergency medical record (EMR) in real-time.They are rigorously vetted and go through extensive training in order to know how to properly construct a SOAP note and include all extended documentation, including rechecks and consults. They are "flies on the wall" in patients rooms who ensure doctors' charts are complete for medical and billing purposes.

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Topics: medical scribes, Choosing a scribe vendor, Medical Scribe Industry, Scribe Impact, ED metrics, chart

PhysAssist Scribes is the industry leader in quality scribe services, proudly serving more than 150 medical facilities in 36 states, and growing. If you would like to know more about how scribes can add value to your hospital, please visit iamscribe.com or call 817.496.1009.