The use of electronic health records during patient encounters has the potential to negatively impact patient-physician interactions, according to a study that used a qualitative analysis of comments from hospital- and office-based physicians.

Researchers at Brown University and Healthcentric Advisors conducted the analysis of comments, which were submitted in response to a Rhode Island Health Information Technology Survey, conducted in 2014 by the state’s Department of Health—744 doctors provided feedback about their EHR use and how it affects their interactions with patients.

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