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Journal Article

Hiding in plain sight—resurrecting the power of inspecting the patient.

Gupta S, Saint S, Detsky AS. JAMA internal medicine. 2017;177:757-758.

Reliance on information technology has surfaced a myriad of unintended consequences. This commentary highlights the importance of the physician–patient encounter and how such interactions have diminished with the implementation of electronic health records. The authors caution against the downsides of heuristics, cognitive errors, and implicit bias during the initial exam and underscore the value of contextual information gathered from personal interaction.