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 2014
Exchange leaders blame "flawed business model," offer strategies to help public information exchanges succeed going forward.
Top government-endorsed certifying body Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is losing money; will transition to advisory role to healthcare vendors and providers.
Surveys show chronically ill patients and the general population are both willing to share personal information to help improve quality of care.
Most doctors copy and paste to save time, not overbill. But the practice can result in dangerous errors, says consultant.
Telehealth provider MDLive rides high on healthcare partnerships totaling $24 million in funding so far.
Healthcare providers and EHR vendors are making strides toward updating systems to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
Nearly half of all hospitals now have data repositories, says HIMSS Analytics. Buying plans for next five years include warehousing, patient portal, and radiology barcoding apps.
Direct secure messaging service lets healthcare providers exchange information about patients, regardless of what EHR software sends the message.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services replaces HealthCare.gov prime contractor CGI with Accenture. But CGI won't go hungry for Medicare contracts.
Medicare agency should provide better guidance to contractors on how to spot billing fraud, Inspector General says.
Diabetic patients who used a portal to request refills were more compliant with medications and had lower cholesterol levels, Kaiser research suggests.
Health plans will have until the end of 2015 to get certified for compliance with HIPAA transaction operating rules.
Digital healthcare funding reached nearly $2 billion in 2013, and more IPOs are expected this year.
Meaningful Use regulations among the factors that will drive 7.4% annual growth rate in North America, says new research report.
The average healthcare IT professional's salary reaches six figures, with generous raises and bonuses. Interesting data points about demand emerge.