DEC 20, 2015 5:37 AM PST

Is the Tablet Weakening Your Patient-Doctor Relationship?

WRITTEN BY: Xuan Pham

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.
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