Cynthia Mendoza

13 Flips | 2 Magazines | @CynthiaMend1tf5 | Keep up with Cynthia Mendoza on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Cynthia Mendoza”

How Hospitals Pass Their Obamacare Penalties on to Patients

An obscure classification allows hospitals to keep readmission rates down while patients unknowingly rack up higher costs.<p>Let’s say you were to fall off the ladder while putting up your trademark, Clark Griswold-style Christmas lights. You’re rushed to the emergency room, evaluated, and stabilized. …

Hospital staff should recognise carers' skills and knowledge

You might think that when the person they care for goes into hospital, carers would receive a period of respite. I don't find it so. My responsibilities continue during my partner's spells of hospitalisation, because while the resources of a major teaching hospital are focused on the problem that …

Hospitals Put Pharmacists In The ER To Cut Medication Errors

In the emergency department at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, pharmacists who specialize in emergency medicine review each medication to make sure it's the right one in the right dose.<p>It's part of the hospital's efforts to cut down on medication errors and dangerous drug interactions, which …

Risk of death higher with weekend hospital visit, study finds

A new report suggests that Canadians admitted to hospital on a weekend for emergency medical or surgical care have a slightly higher risk of dying than those with a weekday admission.<p>The study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found the likelihood of dying for patients admitted on a …

Should Hospitals be “Touch Free Zones?”

A provocative column in the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> argues that hospitals and doctor’s offices should become handshake free zones. From, “I Won’t …

How machine learning is saving lives while saving hospitals money

When most people leave the hospital after a lengthy stay, they probably assume they won’t be coming back again soon to deal with the same problem. …

Some Smart Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

A health care chaplain at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham commented recently that, "Hospitals are very good at curing us but not at making us whole." This was Drexel Rayford, who manages a program to support patients after they leave the hospital and are on their own. He …

The Top Hospitals in America

Minnesota residents have reason to celebrate this month: The Mayo Clinic, located in Rochester, was recently named the nation's top hospital in U.S. …

Health Care

10 Things You Should Never Ask During a Job Interview

Finding work is tough these days. Whether you'll be a new graduate, are a recent grad or someone who was laid off after 30 years in the workforce, the job market is as competitive as ever.<p>The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the national unemployment rate dropped slightly to …

These Medical Apps Have Doctors and the FDA Worried

Iltifat Husain has seen an awful lot of sickness and injury during his time as an emergency room doctor, but lately, he's worried about something …

When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients

A Missouri mother recently posted this video on YouTube of what she claims to be an encounter with hospital security after taking a picture of her son during an audiology test.<p>In the name of patient privacy, a security guard at a hospital in Springfield, Mo., threatened a mother with jail for …