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Guide helps hospitals engage patients and families in their health care

Research shows that when patients are engaged in their health care, safety and quality can improve measurably. To promote stronger engagement, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) developed the Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety, a tested, evidence-based resource to help hospitals work as partners with patients and families to improve quality and safety.


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“Problem” drug users in E.R. rooms drive up health care costs

Identifying, intervening may help control effects

Nearly two-thirds of emergency room patients who reported drug use in the previous 30 days met the criteria for having a drug problem, according to a study published online Thursday in Annals of Emergency Medicine (“Identifying Patients with Problematic Drug Use in the Emergency Department: Results of a Multi-Site Study”).


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Tackling health inequities for low-income workers

From the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR): When we think about low-income workers, we usually think about fast-food cashiers or migrant farmworkers, not construction workers. And it's true that skilled trades employees steadily employed in commercial construction work can command respectable, middle-class wages.


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Higher earners more likely to have paid sick leave

Data shows more than 41 million U.S. workers lack access

Income level, occupational type and gender all play a part in whether or not a U.S. worker gets paid sick leave, according to a new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. “Paid sick days bring substantial benefits to employers, workers, families, and communities,” according to by Claudia Williams, Barbara Gault, Ph.D., authors of:Paid Sick Days Access in the United States: Differences by Race/Ethnicity, Occupation, Earnings, and Work Schedule


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Public health experts aim to reduce costs, improve worker health care

Initiative says certain tests, treatments are unnecessary - and some even harmful

Workers who perform safety-sensitive jobs, like operating motor vehicles, forklifts, cranes, or other heavy equipment, should not be prescribed opioids for treatment of chronic or acute pain.


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Parker announces new micro diaphragm pump for small portable negative pressure wound therapy medical devices

A new micro diaphragm pump from the Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is specifically designed for the needs of portable medical devices for advanced wound care.


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Why wellness in the workplace matters

Regardless of company size, reducing health insurance costs has become the highest priority for most companies in the U.S., as employee health care costs continue to outpace inflation and earnings growth


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Reward Wellness

Gift cards reinforce healthy behaviors
Last year’s health care reform legislation, although still up for further debate in Congress and facing a constitutionality ruling later this year in the U.S. Supreme Court, will result in major changes for companies and their health care insurers.


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How to assess reproductive risks

New standards will revolutionize best practices
In 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court in UAW v. Johnson Controls established that employers have the obligation to fully inform a woman of workplace risks to pregnancy.


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WHO highlights global underinvestment in mental health care

One in four people will require mental health care at some point in their lives but in many countries only two per cent of all health sector resources are invested in mental health services. 


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ASSE Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

This webinar will review how General Motors' Sustainability initiatives are being leveraged to improve the community and the environment, create efficient energy programs, improve sustainability tracking, impact on processes and overall reporting and improve overall social, environmental and corporate sustainability.

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