News on the Medical Scribe Front

scribe chat with Jacob Mitchell — My physassist scribe experience

Posted by Taylor Brown on Aug 3, 2016 10:56:32 AM

I recently interviewed one of our current Scribes from the Fort Worth South Team, Jacob Mitchell, about his experience as a PhysAssist Scribe.

He is a Kinesiology major in is his junior year at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Jacob currently serves as the Nursing/Health Innovation Senator for UTA's Student Congress. He's been a PhysAssist Scribe for four months and works in the Southwest, Cleburne, Willow Park, and Burleson facilities. He is planing to attend medical school after graduation. 


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Topics: medical scribes, PhysAssist Scribes

Next step for Scribes: Med School

Posted by Sarah de Verges on Jul 14, 2016 4:56:22 PM

Ask a former scribe what helped them most through their first year in med school or PA school, and you're likely to hear "being a scribe, of course!" At PhysAssist Scribes, we try to help all of our scribes achieve their healthcare career goals, be it advanced education or a job in the medical arena.

This year, we are so pleased that more than 1,175 PhysAssist Scribes have moved on into medical, PA or nursing programs. That's nearly half of all of our scribes! We are excited to see these young stars make the next step into bright futures as medical providers. 

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Topics: medical scribes, PhysAssist Scribes, Medical School

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

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

Are medical scribes right for urgent care?

Posted by Cameron Cushman on Jun 8, 2016 3:53:54 PM

The use of medical scribes has become mainstream in many different specialties, but what about in one of the fastest growing healthcare delivery mechanisms – urgent care centers? This is a question we get all the time, especially as these types of facilities become an increasingly popular choice for consumers.

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Topics: medical scribes, Medical Scribe Industry, urgent care

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

Celebrate a Doctor Today

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Mar 30, 2016 5:07:58 PM

March 30 is National Doctors' Day!

At PhysAssist Scribes, we are devoted to the doctors with whom we work. Today, we honor and thank every single one of you for your dedication to patient health and medical progress. To you the patient comes first--and we salute you for every shift that starts before dawn, answering the call of a heart stat at 3 AM, and so much more. Many of our scribes aspire to be doctors one day, and we support you in this honorable endeavor.

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Topics: medical scribes

How to Grow in the ED as a PhysAssist Scribe

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Mar 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

So you've been a scribe for a few months now and you're zipping through charts in no time. You hit a lull in between patients and suddenly you think "hunh, I've got this scribing thing down what?" Well, as a scribe, there's always room to grow. Stop day dreaming in the ED and start being present, as ER physician Dr. Crowley shared with us a few weeks ago—because there are tons of ways to use what you have learned as a scribe that can be translated into leadership positions with PhysAssist Scribes.

There are so many paths you can take to enhance your skills to become a leader and a teacher...not to mention you can even travel to train scribes in hospitals across the country! Check out the handy chart in this post spotlighting the avenues you can take, including:

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Topics: medical scribes, Become a Scribe, PhysAssist Scribes, The PhysAssist Experience, Trainer Scribes, Scribe Training, Scribe Leadership, Certified Trainer Scribes, Chief Scribes, growth

Scribe Chat—Being a Scribe Prepared me for PA School

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Mar 18, 2016 9:13:16 AM

We believe that PhysAssist Scribes provides an unprecedented opportunity for future medical providers to learn about the fast-paced world of medicine, literally from the trenches.

Our providers help people when they are unwell and our scribes help those providers...on so many levels. Every scribe has a unique story about how their experience made an impact on their medical school or physician assistant program education; not to mention the incredible things they learned by being a part of the emergency department experience—from clockwork teamwork during codes to understanding scans and EKGS to the special comraderie that exists between doctors, nurses, PAs, NPs and, of course, scribes.

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Topics: Scribe Companies, medical scribes, Become a Scribe, PhysAssist Scribes, The PhysAssist Experience, Scribe Impact, Medical School, PA school


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