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: EMR, Become a Scribe, EMRs, Scribe Impact, scribe, Epic EMR, CTS, FAQs

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

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

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

TOP Qualities Medical Directors Look for in an Outstanding Scribe

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Nov 16, 2015 3:24:38 PM

Micro was a cinch. Organic chemistry was a breeze (well, maybe not). Anatomy and physiology was a walk in the park. And Scribe U? Well, that seemed challenging…but now that you’re working in the emergency department, you can totally coast through this whole scribing thing till you get into medical school. Right?

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Topics: ED Documentation, Scribe Impact, Medical School, emergency medicine, Leadership

Scribe Impact in the Pacific Northwest [Infographic]

Posted by Sarah de Verges on Mar 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Our potential clients always want to know what kind of an impact scribes will have on their emergency department (ED) metrics. At PhysAssist, we work with each of our partners to intimately understand the goals for their unique programs. Once their needs are identified, we evaluate ED throughput and documentation metrics and, in turn, make the necessary operational adjustments in order to achieve maximum results for our clients.

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Topics: Scribe Impact, ED metrics

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.