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Comment & Response
November 6, 2013

Patient-Physician Interactions and Electronic Health Records—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
JAMA. 2013;310(17):1858. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277990

In Reply Mr Yang and Ms Kim thoughtfully suggest some complementary tools for patient activation, emphasize the importance of user-friendly EHR design, and underscore the need for medical education that prepares trainees to incorporate computers and other forms of technology into the clinical encounter.

Dr Shachak and colleagues offer further strategies for effective EHR use in the examination room. We agree that these additional elements are useful to consider, especially as the EHR becomes increasingly prominent in the patient-physician interaction.