Investigation Raises Questions About How Tesla Workers Seriously Hurt At California Factory Were Treated
Former employees voice safety and ethical concerns about how the company handled worker injuries. “The goal of the clinic was to keep as many patients off of the books as possible,” Anna Watson, a physician assistant who worked at Tesla’s medical clinic for three weeks in August, told Reveal. And a daylight-savings time glitch at an electronic health records company impacts hospitals across the country.
Inside Tesla’s Factory, A Medical Clinic Designed To Ignore Injured Workers
The on-site medical clinic serving some 10,000 employees at Tesla Inc.’s California assembly plant has failed to properly care for seriously hurt workers, an investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. The clinic’s practices are unsafe and unethical, five former clinic employees said. (Evans, 11/5)
Like Clockwork: How Daylight Saving Time Stumps Hospital Record Keeping
Modern technology has helped medical professionals do robot-assisted surgeries and sequence whole genomes, but hospital software still can’t handle daylight saving time. One of the most popular electronic health records software systems used by hospitals, Epic Systems, can delete records or require cumbersome workarounds when clocks are set back for an hour, prompting many hospitals to opt for paper records for part of the night shift. And it happens every year. (Lupkin, 11/3)