Doctors' use of computers during appointments leaves patients less satisfied

Doctors' use of computers during appointments leaves patients less satisfied
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Doctors who entered data into computerized health records during patients’ appointments did less positive communicating, and patients rated their care excellent less often, in a recent study. “Many clinicians worry that electronic health records keep them from connecting with their patients,” said Dr. Neda Ratanawongsa of the University of California, San Francisco, who co-authored the research letter. “So it’s not surprising that we found differences in the way clinicians and patients talk to each other,” she said.
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