Doctors, patients benefit when the ‘eyes’ have it

NEW ORLEANS — Maintaining as much eye contact with patients as possible improves doctors’ relationships with their patients, reduces the time spent on EHRs outside patient settings and improves one’s ‘computer-side manner,’ according to a presenter at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting.
“Eye contact is a very big predictor of a good patient-doctor relationship. The computer can be seen as a distraction, a new sort of third-party in the room,” Wei Wei Lee MD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago told

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