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Journal Article

A piece of my mind. Writing the wrong.

Patel JJ. JAMA. 2015;314:671-2.

Despite the potential for electronic health record (EHR) systems to improve access to patient data, unintended consequences have emerged that can hinder information seeking. To highlight how EHRs can detract from patient–physician relationships, this commentary reveals insights from a physician who failed to notice a patient's respiratory failure and distress due to over-reliance on the EHR.