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

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

Solving the EMR Inputting Problem

Posted by Cameron Cushman on Feb 26, 2015 4:35:53 PM

“Our goal is to put scribe companies out of business.” A friend in the EMR industry said these words to me the day before I started my new job at PhysAssist Scribes. I about fell out of my chair. Had I made a terrible career choice? Was the medical scribe industry doomed to be put out of business by a big, bad, publicly traded EMR company?

I’ve been working in the medical scribe industry a little over a year now, and I often think about my friend’s comment. He was arguing that improving technology in the healthcare industry would eventually eliminate the need for medical scribes. In reality, the introduction and wide adoption of the EMR has really just opened up another chapter in the long history of the quest to solve what I call “the inputting problem” that has long plagued the healthcare industry.

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Topics: Medical Scribe Industry, ED Documentation, EMRs


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