News on the Medical Scribe Front

30 Kids Get 350 Gifts this Holiday!

Posted by Jill Russell on Dec 22, 2016 9:44:24 AM

A core value at PhysAssist Scribes is to "help people help people." In the spirit of the holidays, we brought our company purpose to life by participating in the 2016 Angel Tree program for ACH Child & Family Services, located in Fort Worth, TX. We are so proud of our corporate team! They pulled together collecting nearly 350 gifts, valued at $2,500, which will be distributed among 30 local children in need, aged 1 to 15. We hope this helps bring joy and warmth to these children and their families this season!

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Topics: Scribe Companies, scribe, team spirit

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

Leadership Conference Winter 2016: Being a Leader

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Mar 8, 2016 3:35:55 PM
Adaptability + Effective Communication = Excellent Leadership

The greatest leaders do more than take charge, turning an idea into a successfully executed endeavor. They continuously train to hone their captaining traits to become more adept at heading the helm. According to Forbes, among the best qualities that make a leader great are effective communication skills, which can help instill trust and higher morale, as well as approach and intuition, which can lead to better adaptability to all of the things work can throw at us. 

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Topics: Scribe Companies, medical scribes, The PhysAssist Experience, Scribe Training, Leadership, Chief Scribes, Leadership Conference

Leadership Conference Winter 2016: Cracking the Talent Equation

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Mar 7, 2016 3:35:25 PM
4 Tips to Identifying the Best Scribe Candidates

The biannual PhysAssist Scribes Leadership Conference this winter included multiple focus sessions where attendees met with industry experts to discuss topics ranging from innovations in scribe training to learning how to communicate more effectively. Divisional Recruiting Manager, Jason Barber, spoke with a breakout group on the methodology to use when identifying good scribes. This allowed attendees to reflect on how to best tease great talent out of every scribe on their teams.  

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Topics: Scribe Companies, medical scribes, The PhysAssist Experience, Scribe Training, Leadership, Chief Scribes, Leadership Conference

Leadership Conference Winter 2016: What Makes a Good Scribe

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Mar 4, 2016 2:55:29 PM
ed doc sam crowley shares tips on being a better scribe

From January 6 to 7, 2016, chief scribes, lead trainers and corporate employees engaged in a variety of interactive workshops and inspiring talks at the biannual PhysAssist Scribes Leadership Conference. Attendees were treated to a highly informative and exciting conversation with Sam Crowley, MD, emergency room physician and Chief of Staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall.

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Topics: Scribe Companies, medical scribes, The PhysAssist Experience, Scribe Training, Leadership, Chief Scribes, Leadership Conference

Leadership Conference Winter 2016: VP Panel Chat

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Jan 28, 2016 4:13:49 PM
FORMER SCRIBES SHARE FIRST DAY TALES

The winter PhysAssist Scribes Leadership Conference, held from January 6 to 7, 2016, in Hurst, TX, was kicked off with a dynamic discussion between four of our vice presidents, three of whom started as scribes themselves! 

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Topics: Scribe Companies, medical scribes, The PhysAssist Experience, Scribe Training, Leadership, Chief Scribes, Leadership Conference

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

SHOPPING FOR SCRIBE VENDORS: PART 3 OF 3

Posted by Lindsey Edwards on Jun 11, 2015 10:55:43 AM
For many hospitals and practice groups, choosing to implement a scribe program, and furthermore, selecting a fitting vendor to provide this service can be a critical decision. After all, the choice’s effects are often twofold: selecting a quality scribe program can yield great improvements in your operating costs and efficiency, while choosing a program of lesser quality can put your practice’s workflow, and therefore reputation, on the line. This entry continues a series of posts in which I reveal some secrets of finding a quality scribe service that fits the unique needs of your facility. The following questions are intended to offer the scribe shopper some valuable insight into the qualities that make a great scribe vendor.
 
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Topics: Scribe Companies, Choosing a scribe vendor

Shopping for Scribe Vendors: Part 2 of 3

Posted by Lindsey Edwards on Jun 4, 2015 12:53:25 PM

Making the decision to move forward with scribes is a big one for practice groups and hospitals. Once that decision is made, they face yet another difficult decision, choosing the scribe vendor. As mentioned in part one of this post, differentiating between the good scribe companies and the great ones can be almost impossible if you don't know which questions to ask. The following questions are intended to offer the scribe shopper some valuable insight into the qualities that make a great scribe vendor.

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Topics: Scribe Companies, Choosing a scribe vendor, Scribe Implementation

PhysAssist Scribes is the industry leader in quality scribe services, proudly serving more than 150 medical facilities in 36 states, and growing. If you would like to know more about how scribes can add value to your hospital, please visit iamscribe.com or call 817.496.1009.