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Patient-Physician Interactions and Electronic Health Records—Reply

Amina A. White, MD1; Marion Danis, MD1
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1Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
JAMA. 2013;310(17):1858. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277990.
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In Reply Mr Yang and Ms Kim thoughtfully suggest some complementary tools for patient activation, emphasize the importance of user-friendly EHR design, and underscore the need for medical education that prepares trainees to incorporate computers and other forms of technology into the clinical encounter.

Dr Shachak and colleagues offer further strategies for effective EHR use in the examination room. We agree that these additional elements are useful to consider, especially as the EHR becomes increasingly prominent in the patient-physician interaction.


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November 6, 2013
Aviv Shachak, PhD; Shmuel Reis, MD, MHPE; Christopher Pearce, PhD, MFM, MBBS
1Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Safed, Israel
3Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local, Melbourne, Australia
JAMA. 2013;310(17):1857-1858. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277969.
November 6, 2013
Daniel X. Yang, BS; Yunsoo A. Kim, AB
1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
JAMA. 2013;310(17):1857. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277984.
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