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Comment & Response
August 4, 2015

Medical Scribes and Electronic Health Records

Author Affiliations
  • 1American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison
JAMA. 2015;314(5):519. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6944

To the Editor We agree with Dr Gellert and colleagues1 that there is widespread physician dissatisfaction with “[p]oor EHR usability, time-consuming data entry, [and] reduced patient care time.” We disagree with their solution.

They suggested that by using team members to help with data entry, physicians relieve pressure on vendors and thus contribute to “a deceleration and possibly stagnation in EHR technological improvement.”

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