Report IDs ways to limit disruptions tied to EHR use in exam rooms

05/16/2013 | Health Data Management

An American Medical Association report says integrating EHRs into the examination room can affect patient-physician interactions, but adopting technical upgrades to streamline the input of information and limiting computer tasks to only those that have meaningful effects on patient outcomes can help reduce the potential for disruption. The report also identified five communication behaviors that can help ease such efforts, including explaining how the technology can enhance patient care.

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