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To the Editor In their recent Viewpoint, Drs White and Danis1 discussed using the electronic health record (EHR) to enhance patient-physician interactions. Whereas others have argued that the EHR can hinder patient-physician communication,2 the authors hold a more optimistic view that expanded uses (such as inviting patients to participate in EHR viewing during the clinical encounter) are untapped tools for patient activation.
Yang DX, Kim YA. Patient-Physician Interactions and Electronic Health Records. JAMA. 2013;310(17):1857. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277984