Is Your Doctor’s Distraction a Good Thing?

March 24, 2015 1:00 PM

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When you sit with your doctor – at the clinic or in the hospital – he or she has likely got one eye on you and one on the computer. This seeming distraction can be frustrating for patients, but it's a sign of evolution in how the health care system handles your information and, ultimately, your health.

Since the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has funneled more than $30 billion from Americans into clinics and hospitals, all as incentives for the implementation of electronic health records. The result? Your doctor has her...

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