News on the Medical Scribe Front

Flashback: Top 5 Posts of 2016

Posted by Jill Russell on Dec 29, 2016 10:31:27 AM

As we gear up for another phenomenal year here at PhysAssist Scribes, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the great 2016 news from the scribe front:

  1. How to Grow in the ED as a PhysAssist Scribe
    We love to help our scribes take on roles of leadership. Opportunities abound within PhysAssist Scribes, including Trainer Scribe, Head Trainer, Chief Scribe, Certified Trainer Scribe (CTS), Lead Trainer and more. You may even want to graduate into a corporate position at headquarters.
  2. Certified Trainer Scribes Take the Nation
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Topics: CTS, EMR, EMRs, scribe, Scribe Impact, Become a Scribe, Epic EMR, FAQs

5 Tips for the Epic EMR

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, Epic EMR, emergency medicine

10 Questions with a Certified Trainer Scribe: Shantel-Crystal Nwanguma

Posted by Cameron Cushman on Oct 20, 2015 7:00:00 AM

This month we are featuring several of our Certified Trainer Scribes (CTSs) and are asking them to tell us more about their jobs. We have asked them to discuss their experience as traveling scribes who help set up programs at our newest sites across the country. We’ve asked each of them to give us their perspective on what its like to be a PhysAssist CTS.

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Topics: EMR, Scribe Companies, medical scribes

The most important thing your scribe should be doing

Posted by Cameron Cushman on Oct 16, 2015 1:12:32 PM

“What do you mean they don’t fill out the entire chart?” I asked quizzically.

“I think their scribes are only filling out the HPIs for their doctors. That’s all they are doing,” my colleague replied. 

What? Not filling out the entire chart? Then what’s the point of even having a scribe?

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Topics: EMR, Scribe Companies, medical scribes, EMRs, chart

Are Medical scribes the right prescription for ICD-10?

Posted by Cameron Cushman on Oct 9, 2015 2:15:23 PM

On October 1, most U.S. health care providers switched to a new system of classification for medical conditions and diagnoses – the 10th edition of the International Classification of Diseases or ICD-10. Though everyone in the healthcare field has known that this change was on the horizon for many years news (including being delayed by an act of Congress several times), many providers are still not sure how their practices should best deal with almost 55,000 new codes for diagnosing patients.

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Topics: ICD-10, EMR, medical scribes, Medical Scribe Industry

What Does Cerner’s Purchase of Siemens mean for the Soarian EMR?

Posted by Amber Altemose, J.D. on Sep 23, 2014 4:51:00 PM
A few weeks ago Cerner announced that it was purchasing Siemens Health Services for $1.3 billion. Although the real boost to Cerner is likely to come from its acquisition of Siemen’s expertise in medical devices and advanced imaging capabilities, Cerner will have to decide the future of Siemens EMR—Soarian.
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Topics: CMS, EMR


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