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What a difference a year made for one of his patients, writes Adam Licurse, M.D., assistant medical director at Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization, in a blog post for NEJM Catalyst.
Physicians who dread having to document patient care into electronic health records (EHR) have created a fast-growing job market for medical scribes, according to a STAT report.
"The third person in the exam room," is how one former practicing physician describes the electronic health record (EHR)--one that gets in the middle of the doctor-patient relationship.
That's Cheryl L. Branche's take on the EHR in her commentary in Medical Economics, where she makes the case that it is has changed the physician-patient encounter.
That's one way to look at it. But I wonder if the EHR is also uniting physicians and patients in a common bond: one of frustration.
That was certainly my experience as a patient at my primary care physician's office a couple of years ago. I had an appointment with a nurse practitioner, who had never met me before. He knew nothing about me. The EHR wasn't working and it almost brought our visit to a complete stop.
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