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 October 2011
Health IT Policy committee urges HHS to sidestep patient consent rule when electronic health record data is used in quality improvement research.
Hospital groups, Joint Commission president say use of claims data invalidates comparisons published on HospitalCompare website.
But growing number of CIOs tell CHIME they are confident their facilities can win federal dollars.
Social networks can help with goals including population and patient monitoring, care management, and care coordination--but physicians remain more likely to interact with peers than patients.
Critics charge that Meaningful Use incentives only reward longtime users of health IT rather than encourage new electronic health record adoption.
Consumer interest in accessing electronic health records is growing, but still below majority level, survey reports.
Health information network adds mobile capabilities, provides answers to questions in 82 medical specialties.
Use of tablets and smartphones for secure communications could produce a major change in the way doctors and patients communicate--if reimbursement policies change.
Physicians should be required to collect and report actual EHR performance data to avoid subjective aspects of Medicare's MU attestation process, says electronic health record vendor CEO.
Hospitals and clinicians need tax credits to hire, train health information systems professionals, American Health Information Management Association tells Congress.
If hospitals are to meet Medicare directives to cut hospital readmissions, they need to do a better job of electronically gathering data on patients after discharge, says KLAS report.