The Art of Medicine

Medicine is part science.
Part art.

The relationship between physicians and patients is at the core of healing. This begins with hearing and understanding. Let’s reimagine healthcare—where physicians can get back to the patient.

The patient experience

What matters most to patients when it comes to their interactions with physicians and what do they value in their overall healthcare experience?

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Harsh healthcare realities

Patients are coming to their physician’s office with high expectations. How are physicians measuring up as the healthcare environment changes?

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Patient-physician relationships

What can the health IT industry do to preserve the bond between patient and physician, and safeguard the art of medicine. Read their perspectives, suggestions, and points of view.

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The patient experience

Patient expectations in a digital world

Nuance commissioned a survey of more than 3,000 people across the U.S., UK, and Germany to discover what matters in the patient experience. The average office visit lasts 12 minutes and not all patient-physician interactions have the same meaningful impact. Find out how patients feel about doctors, technology, engagement, and the healthcare experience.

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In this issue

- The Pain Scale for the patient experience

- The doctor has no time to see you now

- Three things doctors can't ignore with patients

- Opinions on tech in the hands of doctors

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Harsh healthcare realities

Perspectives from both sides of the exam table

The patient experience


have a good relationship with their physician


feel rushed during office visit


believe use of technology leads to better care


are honest with their physician

The physician reality


find patient relationships the most satisfying part of their job


feel rushed during an office visit


feel EHRs interfere with face-to-face communication with patients


believe their patients respect them

Patient-physician relationship

Safeguarding the Art of Medicine

Care traffic control

Dr. John Halamka reflects on Nuance’s recent patient survey, and advocates for teams linked together with new technology that contribute to the patient experience.

Physicians and the art of time bending

Faced with little time, physicians are focusing on quality interactions with their patients that lengthen the perception of the office visit.

The Art of Medicine in a digital world 2014

Physician thought-leaders share their experiences and insights on how health IT can positively transform patient care.

Collaborative care and the importance of the patient story

How physicians can use health IT to spark dialogue and help patients become partners in their own health.

Which one of us hears more lies

A reflection on the importance of privacy, honesty, and trust between patients and their physicians.

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The relationship between physicians and patients is at the core of healing. Let's reimagine healthcare—where physicians can get back to the patient.

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