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Rebecca Keel Memorial Scholarship Winner

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Feb 7, 2017 5:14:47 PM

Ambition, passion and hard work truly pay off

This autumn, the North Texas Ace Foundation (NTAF) held the Rebecca Keel Memorial Scholarship in honor of Rebecca Keel, a former PhysAssist Scribe who tragically lost her life in 2015. Becky was a true leader. She was passionate, adventurous, bright and a huge dreamer who hoped to make the world a better place. (Click here to read more about Becky.)

More than 70 incredibly driven, remarkable individuals applied for the scholarship, from which one shining star was selected to receive the $5,000 award: Priya Patel, a junior attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Not only is Priya an exceptional student, she is tireless, partaking in a myriad of activities from volunteering for Habitat for Humanity to the North Texas Food Bank to taking classical Indian dancing classes! Additionally, Priya works as a medical scribe for the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman team in Dallas.

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Topics: News, Become a Scribe, Scholarships, Scribe Leadership, Leadership, Leadership Conference

Scribe & CTS of the Year 2016

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Dec 30, 2016 4:11:37 PM


Our medical scribes are bright, hardworking and dedicated to doing the best that they can—and then they do even more! Many of them balance school with studying for the MCATs and families, just to name a few of their grueling of responsibilities. We understand that each and every one of them goes above and beyond to perform, even when the emergency department is in overdrive. 

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Topics: News, medical scribes, PhysAssist Scribes, Trainer Scribes, Scribe Recognition, Scribe Leadership, Leadership, Certified Trainer Scribes, CTS of the Year, Scribe of the Year

Fall & Winter 2016 SOTM

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Dec 30, 2016 1:34:47 PM
We're so proud of our scribe of the month winners!

Our scribes work tirelessly day and night in the trenches of the emergency department alongside the best doctors practicing medicine. Every single one of them is amazing! Sometimes there are a handful of scribes who go above and beyond. The PhysAssist Scribe of the Month (SOTM) program was developed to recognize a few stellar individuals each month—ones who embody the essence of what it means to be a scribe. We view these attributes as sincere, caring, responsive, innovative, balanced and efficient. 

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

Celebrating Team Spirit with Sizzle

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Sep 13, 2016 2:51:09 PM

Team spirit is always something to celebrate, especially when you're widespread across 36 states! Although PhysAssist Scribes is in hospitals around the country, we are an incredible community that is bound together under the mantra of people working together to help people.

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Topics: News, Scribe Leadership, scribe, #summerphyzzle, team spirit

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

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

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

Scribe on the Job: Behind the Curtain in the ED

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Apr 26, 2016 11:19:46 AM

A recent article in STAT discussed the ins-and-outs of scribe impact on the emergency department. PhysAssist Scribes and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, were spotlighted in this interesting behind-the-curtain perspective on what a scribe does during a normal shift. 

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Topics: medical scribes, Medical Scribe Industry, ED Documentation, Scribe Impact, emergency medicine

A Solution to Physician Burnout

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Apr 13, 2016 4:54:14 PM

By nature, the emergency department can be challenging on its providers. With demands for physicians coming from all sides, not to mention long hours, burnout can rear its ugly head quickly. The trickle-down from the exhausted physician to the patient can result in, at the very least, an unhappy patient and, at its worst, compromised care.

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Topics: medical scribes, Medical Scribe Industry, ED Documentation, Scribe Impact, stress management, emergency medicine

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 or call 817.496.1009.