News on the Medical Scribe Front

8 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

SHOPPING FOR SCRIBE VENDORS: PART 3 OF 3

Posted by Lindsey Edwards on Jun 11, 2015 10:55:43 AM
For many hospitals and practice groups, choosing to implement a scribe program, and furthermore, selecting a fitting vendor to provide this service can be a critical decision. After all, the choice’s effects are often twofold: selecting a quality scribe program can yield great improvements in your operating costs and efficiency, while choosing a program of lesser quality can put your practice’s workflow, and therefore reputation, on the line. This entry continues a series of posts in which I reveal some secrets of finding a quality scribe service that fits the unique needs of your facility. The following questions are intended to offer the scribe shopper some valuable insight into the qualities that make a great scribe vendor.
 
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Topics: Scribe Companies, Choosing a scribe vendor

Shopping for Scribe Vendors: Part 2 of 3

Posted by Lindsey Edwards on Jun 4, 2015 12:53:25 PM

Making the decision to move forward with scribes is a big one for practice groups and hospitals. Once that decision is made, they face yet another difficult decision, choosing the scribe vendor. As mentioned in part one of this post, differentiating between the good scribe companies and the great ones can be almost impossible if you don't know which questions to ask. The following questions are intended to offer the scribe shopper some valuable insight into the qualities that make a great scribe vendor.

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Topics: Scribe Companies, Choosing a scribe vendor, Scribe Implementation

Shopping for Scribe Vendors: Part 1 of 3

Posted by Lindsey Edwards on Jun 2, 2015 10:54:25 AM

boardroom2_copyAs general consumers, one of the greatest fears we have is not getting our expected value or return out of a product or service. There is nothing more deflating than realizing that we have wasted our time, money and other resources with little to no gain. This fear is the basis for why many consumers never pull the trigger, even when they believe that the product or service will benefit them. The higher the cost and commitment, the higher the reluctance to sign on the dotted line.

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Topics: Scribe Companies, Choosing a scribe vendor

Five Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Scribe Program

Posted by Spencer Head on Feb 13, 2015 12:31:42 PM

Scribe companies are as different as the myriad number of EMR and paper systems on which they document. Whether you already have a scribe vendor or are looking to hire a new one, asking the right questions is vital when deciding which one will be the best fit for your facility. Unfortunately, many who are new to using medical scribes don’t know what qualities lead to high scribe program ROI. Here are five questions to help you differentiate the good scribe programs from the great ones.


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Topics: Scribe Companies, medical scribes, Choosing a scribe vendor

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.