Health Care

10:14am

Thu June 14, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

U.S. Olympic Team Sprints Ahead With Electronic Health Records

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 12:13 am

Transporting reams of athletes' medical information has become a major burden for the U.S. Olympic Committee, and is one reason it's switching to electronic medical records.
Andrew Villegas KHN/iStockphoto.com

12:47pm

Fri June 8, 2012
Health

Hickenlooper Wants Colorado to Be ‘Healthiest’ State

1.2-liter Super Big Gulp
Myke Waddy Wikimedia Commons
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2:48pm

Wed June 6, 2012
The Salt

Many Food Workers Keep Working While Sick, Survey Finds

Workers harvest cantaloupe near Firebaugh, Calif.
Gosia Wosniacka AP

We've all probably been there, at work, feeling crummy, when we should be home in bed. Maybe we do it because we need the money, or we feel like we can't miss that super important meeting. But what if you work with food and coming in sick means potentially infecting hundreds of other people?

A coalition of food labor groups says it happens a lot, and they blame the lack of paid sick days for people who pick, process, sell, cook and serve food.

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2:32pm

Wed June 6, 2012
Health

Many Colorado Hospitals Miss Top Grade For Patient Safety [Updated]

Donna Marshall, Executive Director of the Colorado Business Group on Health.
Colorado Business Group on Health

Prompted by 180,000 unnecessary deaths per year in U.S. hospitals, a new listing of hospital safety scores finds most of the 33 rated in Colorado don’t make the top grade.

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9:52am

Wed June 6, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Independent Grades For Hospitals Show Quality Could Be Better

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 2:23 pm

Hospitals that muff patient safety avoided F's for now, but a new independent grading system will hand those out before long.
iStockphoto.com

The cities of New York and Los Angeles grade their restaurants on cleanliness and the precautions they take to avoid making customers sick.

Now hospitals are getting similar assessments for their patient safety records from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that's looking to improve the quality and safety of health care.

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