News on the Medical Scribe Front

Why Employee Celebration Is important

Posted by Michele Williams on Nov 20, 2018 9:30:00 AM

What Does Celebrating Together Really Mean?

Of course the first thing we think of is a party, or some kind of formal team building event, maybe cheering for our Scribe of the Month (SOTM) or our Support Team of the Month.  Those are no-brainers in celebrating together and we sure do those well! Plus, when it comes to showing weekly appreciation, no one does donuts in the break room better! But is that all celebrating together means -donuts and single appreciation?

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Topics: corporate, Scribe Companies, medical scribes, Meaningful Use, Progress, career goals, goals, corporate culture, commitment statements, self improvement, self help, How to change, ER Scribe, workplace, take action, thankfulness, appreciation, show appreciation, celebrate, celebrate together, celebration, thank you, thought leadership

How To Use Scribing To Propel Your Life Plans

Posted by Peggy Fredrickson on Nov 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

So, clinical hours are basically an unspoken requirement for most healthcare school applications…. but how do you choose the right way to earn those hours?

Making your application stand out in a pool of applicants can be tough. There are so many different ways to go about collecting your clinical hours. We talked to some healthcare school bound scribes and found a few secrets to making that application shine to set you apart.

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Topics: corporate, Scribe Companies, medical scribes, career goals, goals, self improvement, self help, ER Scribe, results, quality results, medical scribe, scribing, propel your career, love your job, medical scribing, ed scribe, scribe, Physician shadowing, shadowing, clinical hours, How to gain clinical hours, paid clinical hours, nursing school, healthcare administration

Summer 2018 Leadership Conference: A Personal Perspective

Posted by JoBeth Noblin on Oct 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

Hello, everyone! I am the newest member of the PhysAssist Scribes Marketing Team as a Communications Specialist. Simply said, I am here to help turn your stories into words and write informational content to your benefit. It’s a pleasure to be here.

 Let me tell you guys about my first week… 

Photo Credit: Know Your Meme

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Topics: corporate, Scribe Companies, medical scribes, Progress, goals, corporate culture, commitment statements, communication, improved communication, multitasking, self improvement, ER Scribe, coaching, coachability, Be Here Now, take action, workplace, Drive Change, Leadership, Leadership Conference

A Guide To Delivering Results

Posted by Peggy Fredrickson on Oct 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

We have all heard of this “Deliver Results” phrase but what does it actually mean and why is it important? Check out our dissection of what it means to deliver results & why your success depends on it!

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Topics: corporate, Scribe Companies, medical scribes, Meaningful Use, Progress, career goals, goals, corporate culture, commitment statements, self improvement, self help, How to change, ER Scribe, deliver results, results, workplace, Lasting results, take action, quality results

How To Master Coachability That Will Make You Successful

Posted by Peggy Fredrickson on Jul 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Being Coachable Can Be Hard

The ability to be coachable is not a skill that comes easy to everyone. In fact, it is a skill-set that needs to be learned, groomed, and honed. Before you can dive into the emotional complexities of receiving, accepting, and implementing constructive feedback you have to understand where you are on the spectrum of coachability.

“We understand that most people are coachable, but not everyone is coachable at a particular time,” according to Optimal Thinking

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Topics: corporate, Scribe Companies, medical scribes, Meaningful Use, Progress, career goals, goals, corporate culture, commitment statements, communication, improved communication, multitasking, self improvement, self help, How to change, ER Scribe, coaching, coachability

Medical Journal Review: Measuring Outcomes of Early Discharge of Low-Risk Chest Pain Patients

Posted by Holly Case on Jul 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM

 

Keeping up with current medical research is an important part of any doctor’s life. Actually, that’s something you need to start doing even before you attend medical school. But it can be tough to find time to read the latest medical journals in between your hectic scribe schedule, keeping up with your studies, applying to med school, and having some semblance of a social life. Our goal is to make your life easier as a scribe, which includes helping you keep up with the newest medical research, such as a recent case study about using the HEART score as a criteria for early hospital discharge. (Tip: these are great talking points with your physicians if you happen to have rare breaks between patients!)

 

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Topics: medical scribes, Medical Students, Medical Student Documentation, HEART score, medical journal review, chest pain, case study

New Bill Brings Scribes To The VA Hospital

Posted by Holly Case on Jun 20, 2018 8:30:00 AM

 

Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital

Scribes have made emergency departments more efficient in hospitals all around the country. Until recently, however, Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals were opting out of using this resource. A recently-passed bipartisan bill,the VA Mission Act, includes provisions for a pilot program which will test the results of allowing scribes to work in the VA hospital setting for the first time. But how will this affect both the scribing industry and the care provided to our nation’s veterans?

Quick Reference

  • VA Mission Act includes a two-year pilot program measuring the effects of scribes in select VA facilities
  • The desired outcome is improved medical efficiency through documentation offloading to scribes
  • The VA setting and veteran patient population will present new challenges and opportunities

The VA Mission Act Overview

Even as scribes were active in other hospitals around the country, they were rarely used in VA hospitals. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) proposed a bill, S. 2372, also called the VA Mission Act, intended to improve healthcare for veterans. The bill package includes the VA Medical Scribe Pilot Act, which is designed to alleviate stress and pressure on VA physicians, as well as to increase healthcare access for veterans.

Rep. Greg Walden

 

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Topics: medical scribes, Medical Students, Medical Student Documentation, VA Medical Center, veterans hospital, ED Documentation

5 Steps to Create Meaningful Change

Posted by Peggy Fredrickson on May 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Are You Changing For The Sake Of Changing?

Creating meaningful progress can be tough to accomplish when you don’t know what needs to be changed. In many cases people change for the sake of change, which tends to lead to more inefficiencies. Driving change can seem daunting when you look at the big picture. In order to accomplish effective change you have to break it down into small bite-size pieces. You can not build a long-standing building without a strong foundation.

 

“The first step towards change is awareness, the second step is acceptance,” said Nathaniel Branden

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Topics: corporate, Scribe Companies, Drive Change, medical scribes, Meaningful Use, Progress, career goals, goals, corporate culture, commitment statements, communication, improved communication, multitasking, self improvement, self help, How to change, ER Scribe

Why is Company Culture Important?

Posted by Peggy Fredrickson on Apr 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Why is Company Culture Important?

Company culture is the foundation for a strong and cohesive team. It defines and relays a business’s core values, personality, and passion. Strong culture starts with the company’s commitments which then echo through the people that are brought on.


“... the most important distinction to make here is that company culture is something that is pre-existing in your company’s genetic code,” according to Forbes Magazine “If you treat your employees well and have a fun-loving corporate atmosphere, your customers will see you as a fun-loving, generous brand.”

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Topics: company culture, culture, corporate culture, commitment statements, corporate, Scribe Companies, Be Here Now, Drive Change, scribe, medical scribes, Meaningful Use

Who is the CMS Documentation Policy Going to Impact?

Posted by Peggy Fredrickson on Mar 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

CMS Update Overview

- CMS has updated the E/M Service Documentation Provided by Students (Manual Update) effective March 5, 2018.

- The new update will remove the double-documentation process performed by teaching physicians. Moving forward, all documentation performed by medical students will be admitted into patient charts once verified by the teaching physician. 

- Teaching facilities will now have the opportunity to use scribes in more efficient areas, 

 

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Topics: medical scribes, CMS, CMS Update, Medical Students, Teaching Hospitals, Teaching Physicians, Medical Student Documentation, CMS Policy, CMS Manual Update

 

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