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Something sacred broke in healthcare when we forced physicians onto the mandate of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Many of our most intimate interactions in life happen within the exam room and now we’ve injected an electronic barrier between the patient and the person they need the most -- their doctor.
I can think of times in visits with my physician, where I was speaking and my doctor was clicking away on the keyboard, that I questioned whether I was truly even being heard or seen. Our doctors are so focused on their computers, we’ve forced them to the equivalent of “texting while driving.”