Utilize EHR to Enhance Doctor-Patient Interactions

By Palmer N. Lee, ODDr. Palmer Lee

Electronic records can improve interaction between doctor and patient in the exam room resulting in more meaningful discussions of eye health and lifestyle needs.

When facing your patient in the exam room, it can be easy to overlook important eye health and lifestyle issues to discuss. It helps if you have a record at your fingertips prompting to you to talk about these things with each patient. That’s what electronic records does in the exam room for me–provides an easy-to-access file of data on patients including past eye health, vision complaints, diagnoses and past purchases that I can use to start in-depth conversations. Here is how my practice uses our electronic records, ExamWRITER, with our practice management system, OfficeMate, to facilitate enhanced interaction between doctor and patient in the exam room.

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Reprinted with permission from Review of Optometric Business.

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