Other industries could teach healthcare how to properly address fatigue

Other industries could teach healthcare how to properly address fatigue

“Good evidence shows that tired workers are more likely to make errors of judgment, react slowly, misinterpret data, omit key information and fail to question things that are unsafe,” the researchers write. Yet, doctors have historically worked long hours, and in some countries shift lengths are still lightly regulated.

Small physician practices embrace telemedicine

Small physician practices embrace telemedicine

standalone primary care providers and specialists are finding value in seeing patients remotely—both to keep revenues that might otherwise go to outside telemedicine providers and as a cost-effective way to attract patients from a wider region.

Pokemon-inspired game to raise doctors' awareness about rare diseases

Pokemon-inspired game to raise doctors' awareness about rare diseases

Inspired by kids finding rare cards in their Pokemon collections, this social media campaign encourages kids to hide a card in their doctor’s office during their next visit. When the pediatrician finds the card, it encourages him or her to consider the possibility of ultrarare diseases in patients.