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EMR-sim: a computer-based simulation for enhancing residents' competence in computerized primary care settings - (HCM)

Abstract.

Patient-clinician communication has been associated with patient satisfaction, compliance and better health outcomes. Although electronic medical records (EMRs) have many benefits, one concern that remains is their impact on communication and especially on psychological and emotional exchange, establishing rapport and maintaining eye contact with the patient.

In this project, the authors are developing a set of computer game-like simulations for enhancing family medicine residents’ competence in computerized settings, based on previous research findings and modeled after a simulation-based intervention that they had previously developed and tested.

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