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Safety-net clinics serve populations with limited proficiency in English and limited health literacy who experience communication barriers that contribute to disparities in care and health.1 Implementation of electronic health records in safety-net clinics may affect communication between patients and health care professionals.2 We studied associations between clinician computer use and communication with patients with diverse chronic diseases in safety-net clinics.
Ratanawongsa N, Barton JL, Lyles CR, Wu M, Yelin EH, Martinez D, Schillinger D. Association Between Clinician Computer Use and Communication With Patients in Safety-Net Clinics. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(1):125-128. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6186