Spotlight: Don't ignore the patient when using EHRs

Physicians using EHRs must be careful about not allowing the EHRs to alienate patients, according to amednews.com. EHRs can disrupt communication with patients, according to an article in FierceHealthIT. Some of the tips suggested include making sure that the physician faces the patient when using the EHR, reviewing the patient's record in the EHR before entering the exam room, explaining the value of the EHR to the patient, and logging off in the patient's presence to allay  privacy concerns. Article

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