The Electronic Health Record and the Clinical Examination

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This review examines how the adoption of the electronic health record (EHR) has changed the most fundamental unit of medicine: the clinical examination. The impact of the EHR on the clinical history, physical examination, documentation, and the doctor-patient relationship is described. The EHR now has a dominant role in clinical care and will be a central factor in clinical work of the future. Conversation needs to be shifted toward defining best practices with current EHRs inside and outside of the examination room.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-483
Number of pages9
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2018


  • Clinical examination
  • Doctor-patient relationship
  • EHR
  • Electronic health record
  • History
  • Physical examination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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