The Rise of Documentation and the Destruction of Modern Medicine

The doctor-patient relationship has remained a central theme in the art of medicine since Hippocrates. Investing time into this relationship ensures trust and communication between both parties during patient’s most vulnerable moments. Unfortunately though, it seems as if the doctor-patient interaction has been gradually declining over time. The widespread implementation and dissemination of the electronic health record (EHR) has helped streamline the documentation process, is used as a means of communication between the primary and consulting physicians and is supposed to systematize healthcare.

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