Lastly, a key non-technical issue to be faced by any full-capture system is patient acceptance. In some of today’s interactions between clinician and patient, a patient may rely on a clinician’s discretion to refrain from entering into the record certain sensitive information related by the patient. In the absence of believable assurances in full-capture clinical interactions that such sensitive information will not be recorded, patients may well be less forthcoming or complete in their accounting of their medical histories and circumstances. Such problems will have to be addressed before any such system will be widely acceptable.



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