June 3, 2014
UW Health Digest
Recent news from the UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine:
E-health records: Big value for small practices, too
The age-old joke about physicians’ bad handwriting is no laughing matter. An illegible prescription can have dire consequences. Electronic health records reduce those effects by taking handwriting out of the equation. Preliminary studies show benefits to hospitals that decide to bear the upfront costs and invest in the e-platforms.
10 tips for averting summertime dangers
Boats, barbeques, lawnmowers and fireworks come out in warm weather, but they don’t have to be the reason you’re spending a sunny day in the emergency department. Follow these tips to enjoy the summer and avoid injury.
Effort to stop sex abuse of female farm workers
Sexual harassment is an occupational problem for women working in agriculture, a fact long known in the fields and recently confirmed by a University of Washington study. Female farm workers are 10 times more likely to be sexual assaulted than are women in other occupations. A UW-led team has launched a prevention effort in Eastern Washington.