Geordan McGhee

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Rolling out Obamacare was chaotic, but a repeal could be much worse

In the summer of 2013, as state and federal officials readied new insurance marketplaces created through the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans started getting disquieting notices from their insurers.<p>Health plans were being canceled because they didn't comply with the law, often called …

Cleveland Clinic CEO Has a Warning for All U.S. Hospitals

Fixing America’s health care system is more than addressing rising costs according to Dr. Toby Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the most technically advanced medical facilities in the country.<p>“I think the delivery system has to recognize that we have to take cost out and we have to do …

Bad News: What Medicare DOESN'T Cover

Medicare benefits extend to a lot of treatments and services, but not all of them. Discover what's not covered, and learn the exceptions to the rules.<p>The good news: Once you hit 65, Medicare covers many medical issues entirely, and others with just a few pre-requisites.<p>The not-as-good news: Some …

3 Medicare Benefits You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Medicare helps to pay for the healthcare expenses of more than 50 million Americans, making it one of the country's most popular and important social programs. Learning all the ins and outs of the system can be a bit complicated, but if you rely on the program for your …

Bet you can’t guess your Medicare Part B premium for 2017!

The Social Security Administration recently announced that, in 2017, beneficiaries will receive a cost-of-living adjustment of 0.3 percent. But about …

Chinese web company Baidu launches medical chatbot for doctors and patients

In an effort to a facilitate faster, more efficient flow of information between doctors and patients, Chinese search engine <b>Baidu</b> is introducing …

Just look at what Hillary Clinton's doing to health-care ... stocks

Looking for another sign that Hillary Clinton appears to have momentum over Donald Trump in the U.S presidential race? Check out healthcare stocks, specifically big drugmakers and biotechs.<p>Clinton has promised to tackle the problem of high drug prices numerous times on the campaign trail -- in …

10 medical schools with the highest number of applicants

September 08, 2016 | Print | Email<p>Which medical schools receive the most applications? <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> has the answer.<p>In an annual survey, …

Which physicians generate the most revenue for hospitals?

April 12, 2016 | Print | Email<p>Hospital CFOs crunched the numbers to see how various physician specialties stack up according to the amount of revenue …

Top 5 paying specialties for young physicians

September 12, 2016 | Print | Email<p>Orthopedics came out on top as the highest paying specialty for young physicians, according to "Medscape Young …

Ailing Obama Health Care Act May Have to Change to Survive

WASHINGTON — The fierce struggle to enact and carry out the Affordable Care Act was supposed to put an end to 75 years of fighting for a health care system to insure all Americans. Instead, the law’s troubles could make it just a way station on the road to another, more stable health care system, …

RN average hourly wage & salary for all 50 states — Calif. tops the list at $101k

September 26, 2016 | Print | Email<p>Registered nurses in California earn the highest average annual salary of RNs in the U.S. at $101,260, according to …

How Virtual Doctor Visits Could Rehumanize Health Care

It’s plain to anyone who has visited the doctor that medicine’s relationship with information technology is tenuous at best. Merely hoping to have a …

Duke neurosurgeons test Hololens as an AR assist on tricky procedures

One of the several things that makes brain surgery so difficult is that the brain isn’t transparent. So if you want to get at something deep inside, you either have to peel off a few layers or make an educated guess based on other imagery. But augmented reality may offer a third way.<p>A pair of …

Augmented Reality

What ‘mobile’ should mean for healthcare

Ask a set of healthcare professionals about the future and they’ll answer: “Mobile.”<p>Mobile technology is nearing ubiquity in America; a Pew Research report shows 64 percent of all adult Americans own a smartphone, and ownership rates among millennials reach above 80 percent. It’s clear that to stay …

Outpatient surgeries up 4.2M procedures in 20 years — 5 key statistics

October 10, 2016 | Print | Email<p>As technology advances and healthcare demands lower-cost options, the outpatient surgery space will continue to …

Hospital industry says it, too, is slammed by drug costs

Blockchain pilot to test its use in revenue cycle

A platform to enable the use of blockchain technology in healthcare has been introduced, with an initial pilot project testing its use in the revenue …