Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care physicians and patients, according to findings recently published in Annals of Family Medicine.
“Patients often have important concerns that are not always addressed during the visit. There are only so many different topics that can be discussed during the limited time available, so it is important to provide patients with the tools to identify and communicate their own top visit priorities,” Richard W. Grant, MD, MPH, a research

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