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Hey Doc, where did you get that app?

Technology has changed medicine in at least one way. When we see our doctors, they see less of us. If you ask doctors and patients about the electronic medical record (EMR) most will tell you the exam room computer is disruptive to physician-patient communication. Developing more usable EMR’s might help reduce the disruption, but is that innovative? Instead of fewer clicks, what if our goal was to develop technology to enhance physician-patient communication? How would that work? Well, what if clinicians and patients used the computer together?

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