Tag Archives: Doctors’

Electronic consults with allergists save time for doctors and patients

When allergy specialists advise other doctors via “e-consults,” everyone – patients included – saves time, a new study suggests. In an e-consult, specialists review a patient’s electronic medical record through a secure portal and answer questions from primary care doctors who seek their advice and opinion. This system is intended to replace the informal “curbside”… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s finds doctors sleep more when hours are cut

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who… Read More »

Drug Companies and Doctors Battle Over the Future of Fecal Transplants

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — There’s a new war raging in health care, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake and thousands of lives in the balance. The battle, pitting drug companies against doctors and patient advocates, is being fought over the unlikeliest of substances: human excrement. The clash is over the future of fecal microbiota… Read More »