News on the Medical Scribe Front

2016 Scribe Referral Program Winners

Posted by Jill Russell on Jan 5, 2017 5:51:56 PM

friends make the best scribes!

Our scribes realize the multiple benefits they get out of scribing—from unprecedented exposure to the medical environment to amazing opportunities for learning on the job. In fact, many of our most qualified applicants apply for a scribe position because they are referred by a current scribe.

We want to congratulate Seth Sturgill, a Dallas-based PhysAssist Scribe, who referred friends to become scribes as part of our Scribe Referral Program. Like Seth, the candidates he recommended who became scribes got the opportunity to work alongside physicians in the ED, gaining invaluable experience to prepare them for a future in medicine. Seth won the grand prize of a $3,000 academic scholarship that he will be applying toward tuition, books or housing for graduate study. Seth works as a scribe on the East Dallas team in Rockwall and Greenville, TX. 

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Topics: medical scribes, referral program, scribe

Scribe & CTS of the Year 2016

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Dec 30, 2016 4:11:37 PM


Our medical scribes are bright, hardworking and dedicated to doing the best that they can—and then they do even more! Many of them balance school with studying for the MCATs and families, just to name a few of their grueling of responsibilities. We understand that each and every one of them goes above and beyond to perform, even when the emergency department is in overdrive. 

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Topics: News, medical scribes, PhysAssist Scribes, Trainer Scribes, Scribe Recognition, Scribe Leadership, Leadership, Certified Trainer Scribes, CTS of the Year, Scribe of the Year

Leadership Conference Summer 2016

Posted by Sarah de Verges on Aug 31, 2016 4:03:33 PM

From August 16 to 17, 2016, we were pleased to bring together more than 100 individuals from across the nation for the biannual PhysAssist Scribes Leadership Conference. Chief Scribes, Lead and Head Trainers, as well as new and tenured  corporate employees, gathered at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, TX, for an exciting event.

What started in 2012 as a small group of Chief Scribes meeting with home office members for team building and training development has now turned into a large-scale trade-show style forum for collaboration, sharing of ideas and leadership training.

Have photos from the August Leadership Conference? Instagram them! #PHYSLC16.

(Click here to read about the Conference held in January 2016.)

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Topics: medical scribes, PhysAssist Scribes, The PhysAssist Experience, Trainer Scribes, Scribe Leadership, Leadership, Certified Trainer Scribes, Chief Scribes, Leadership Conference

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


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