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Letter: Health insurance companies could aid patient interaction

Health insurance companies could aid patient interaction

I am writing in regards to a July 26 Another Voice by Greg Slabodkin, of Niagara Falls, managing editor of the online trade publication Health Data Management, concerned about the use of electronic data system computers by physicians during patient encounters.

I agree with Slabodkin that “there has to be a better way for clinicians to use electrnic health records.” My suggestion is maybe health insurance companies could remove or, at least, ease up on the caps that they put on the amount of time that the clinician may spend with each patient. This way the information can be put into the medical record while still having “human interaction with the patient sitting in front of them.”

Jennifer J. Evans

Buffalo

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