DEC 20, 2015 05:37 AM PST
Is the Tablet Weakening Your Patient-Doctor Relationship?
WRITTEN BY: Xuan Pham
2 6 736

A visit to the doctor's office these days involves more gadgets than ever before, among these which are portable electronic devices such as the iPad tablet. With the shift towards the electronic medical system, it only makes sense to make everything more accessible by a tablet, right?

While the tablet may make information more accessible to doctors, it comes at the cost of decreased eye contact for the patients. And it turns out patients actually really value this eye contact time. How are doctors handling this electronic change, and what does it mean for the patient-doctor relationship? Watch the video to find out!
About the Author
  • I am a human geneticist, passionate about telling stories to make science more engaging and approachable. Find more of my writing at the Hopkins BioMedical Odyssey blog and at TheGeneTwist.com.
You May Also Like
MAY 07, 2018
Videos
MAY 07, 2018
Everything We Know About Hot Jupiter-Like Exoplanets
There are so many exoplanets out there that it's difficult to keep track of them all, but a significant amount of them are what astronomers refer to as 'Ho
MAY 14, 2018
Videos
MAY 14, 2018
Running on a Treadmill vs. Running Outdoors
Is it better to run on a treadmill or outdoors? Apparently, the differences are not only personal preferences but health advantages as well. For one, runni
MAY 15, 2018
Videos
MAY 15, 2018
A Robotic Hand Helps Rehab Patients
When patients have to rehab after surgery, illness or strokes, physical therapy and the accompanying exercises can be a drag. Robotics can help patients re
JUN 05, 2018
Videos
JUN 05, 2018
A Look Back at the Human Genome Project
Some of the participants in this landmark project tell some interesting stories about the work.
JUN 06, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
JUN 06, 2018
Berkelium a Bizarre Element
Berkelium is a synthetic, radioactive element that was first made at the  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory located in Berkeley, California (hence
JUN 15, 2018
Videos
JUN 15, 2018
Turning Yeast Into Sustainable Biofuel Factories
Researchers have engineered a strain of yeast that has been genetically modified to consume the sugar xylose.
Loading Comments...