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 November 2011
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association outlines arguments for and against expanding patient access to their health data.
Communication gaps, transmission barriers, and software problems plague the rapidly growing field of online prescribing.
One study suggests that UpToDate may improve clinical outcomes, but it's hard to establish a firm cause and effect relationship.
Doctor offices and hospitals will now have until the end of March to get up to speed with new electronic transaction set for processing insurance claims.
American Medical Association cited concerns about transition to the new set of medical billing codes while staying up to date with a host of regulatory and technology changes.
New challenges, from health insurance exchanges to shared savings programs, demand that the agency integrate IT into all of its systems and strategies, says National Research Council.
Contributors to the Institute of Medicine's report on health IT say that Meaningful Use regs should require submission of electronic health record data on adverse events.
Meaningful Use incentives is main reason for hospitals to join HIEs, reports a Capsite poll, but critics say the data looks fuzzy.
Rapid growth in online prescribing relates to accelerated adoption of electronic health records.
These EHRs can't be certified for Meaningful Use, but interoperability with hospital systems is viewed as a key advance.
The technology giant positions itself for emerging reimbursement environment with purchase of health information exchange vendor MobileMD.
Telecom giant sees growing market in eldercare, fitness, and childcare for wireless sensors embedded in clothing to monitor vital signs.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launches developer challenge for app to help consumers choose the best healthcare providers.