News on the Medical Scribe Front

Certified Trainer Scribes Take to the Nation

Posted by Sophie Penkrat on Aug 11, 2016 1:36:13 PM
Implementing 30+ Scribe Programs Across the Country

Growing a new scribe program from the bottom-up is no simple feat, especially when nearly 35 are being implemented simultaneously. At PhysAssist Scribes, we're specialists at implementing a scribe program and always turn to our experts to help—our Certified Trainer Scribes (CTS). CTSs are seasoned medical scribes who travel to our newest locations to teach EMR navigation, proper charting and generally the ins-and-outs of the emergency department. They also help ED physicians to acclimate working with scribes in order to maximize efficiency during their shifts.

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Topics: Trainer Scribes, Scribe Training, Certified Trainer Scribes, CTS

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 pat...now 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

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

The Top 5 Qualities of Great Trainer Scribes

Posted by Paul Hickey on Apr 16, 2015 10:16:31 AM

A new scribe’s first shift in an ED can be extremely overwhelming. The chaos of a busy ED combined with the pressure to perform well is a lot to handle on their first day. During these shifts, trainees rely heavily on their trainers to curb their nerves, and help guide them through their first shift. A trainee’s experience with their trainer during those first few shifts is often a key factor in their success or failure as a scribe. Here are five qualities of great trainers who help trainees get the most out of each training shift.

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Topics: Trainer Scribes, Scribe Training

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.