Article in JAMA Internal Medicine highlights the need for clinicians to give their patients focused attention, the current challenges preventing this, and system goals to help physicians stay present.

A viewpoint published in JAMA Internal Medicine discusses the importance of physicians being fully present and focused during patient visits, as it nurtures trust and helps with communication and mutual understanding. The authors discuss how electronic health records (EHRs) are one of the main factors leading to distraction among clinicians and propose system changes to benefit patient care and improve clinician satisfaction.

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