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Communication skills key to exam room computing: AMA report
Modern Healthcare

There is no consensus about the best way to incorporate computers into a patient visit, but whether computers are a negative or positive influence in the exam room appears to depend on the communication skills of the physician, according to a report from the American Medical Association board of trustees. The five-page report, “Exam Room Computing & Patient-Physician Interactions,” will be presented for approval at the AMA House of Delegates June 15-19 meeting in Chicago and will be considered as only “informational” and not an official position of the organization until then.

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