Profile of Ken Terry
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Ken Terry is a freelance healthcare writer, specializing in health IT. A former technology editor of Medical Economics Magazine, he is also the author of the book Rx For Healthcare Reform.
Articles by Ken Terry
posted in January 2013
Humedica would give Optum, United's health services arm, new power in the growing health data mining market.
Competition focused on improving look of downloaded health records, and Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT hopes EHR vendors will participate in followup project.
Pew survey finds that majority of people track health indicators but only a fifth do so using smartphones, medical devices or spreadsheets.
Healthcare experts say calculating the benefits of health IT spending must be done differently than in other industries.
Lack of integration with EHRs, poor presentation at point-of-care and out-of-control alerts are biggest problems, says KLAS survey.
Expense and resistance to change are among reasons 75% of hospitals still aren't in advanced stages of MU, says Health Information Management and Systems Society.
Remote patient monitoring will ramp up worldwide, largely driven by U.S hospitals working to reduce readmissions and avoid Medicare penalties, says InMedica study.
Doctors question small sample sizes and what ratings measure, but many peek at their own report cards anyway.
Study shows device can preserve sterility by letting surgeons alter MR images without touching computer.
New research center, Optum Labs, will use claims and clinical data to answer pressing healthcare questions; other industry participants welcome.
AMA and American Hospital Association question why government is rushing to set stage 3 criteria when nobody knows results of stage 2 yet.
More than a third of Americans go online to diagnose symptoms, but the Internet hasn't usurped the role of the general practitioner in patient care, says Pew study.
Quality of care registries might someday be used to report quality data to the EHR incentive program.
But as speech recognition software grows in popularity, providers are likely to reduce reliance on outside services.
PREPARE website aims to help low-income, low-literacy, elderly patients make difficult medical decisions.
Fund's reform proposal could trim $2 trillion from national health spending over the next 10 years.
Study finds that physicians who got less assistance failed to raise their quality scores in New York project.
Problems in design and implementation of EHRs, lack of interoperability, and provider resistance hamper productivity gains and cost savings, says RAND report.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gives the healthcare industry three additional months to implement the HIPAA 5010 transaction set.
Telehealth initiative provides live audio/video consultations with doctors in effort to improve patients' access to healthcare and save money.