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 2012
Federally sponsored apps aim to harness EHRs to jumpstart medical research in community practice.
New government-sponsored report suggests embedding access to state-level substance abuse data in physician and pharmacy systems.
Office of Inspection General asserts that lack of prepayment audits of Meaningful Use leaves the Medicare program vulnerable to abuse.
Kaiser study finds patients who use portals more likely to use healthcare system, but long-term health benefits could outweigh greater use of services.
Frost & Sullivan report predicts that market for health information exchanges will grow 30% to 40% or more in the next year.
National eHealth Collaborative offers healthcare organizations self-assessment tool to measure their success in this area.
Vendor-neutral approach expands access to multiple picture archiving and communications systems while reducing costs.
Patient flow software improves efficiency and patient satisfaction by reducing patient wait times and speeding bed turnarounds.
Healthcare reform will force proprietary HIEs to open up, says expert.
IT powerhouse will use bundling automation software to promote payment approach that's being piloted by insurers across the country.
Lack of integrated systems, fragmentation of third-party applications for population health management hamper many accountable care organizations.
Most objectives merely build on stage 2 -- but some new criteria might generate pushback, consultants say.
Framework aims to reduce electronic health records system errors that obstruct patient safety.
American doctors are rapidly jumping on the e-highway, but lag behind several developed nations. A Commonwealth Fund executive says the gap is closing rapidly, though.
Number of consumers who use their cell phones to gather health information nearly doubles in two years. Fitness apps are popular.
Only 5.5% of the records requested by Medicare auditors went through the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation system as claims attachments during the first program year.
The third health plan to acquire a health information exchange vendor, Humana will put its care alerts directly into physician workflow.
Health information exchange was the most common Meaningful Use criteria doctors deferred in stage 1, but it's required in stage 2. Will they be ready to comply?
The fed's health IT incentive program will continue, along with related programs, but one prominent analyst suggests the biggest threat to the EHR incentive program now is the 'fiscal cliff.'
Consumer, patient engagement, and provider-specific apps will dramatically change the way patient care is delivered--if stakeholders can overcome the obstacles.
Growing numbers seek employment, in part because government-mandated technology costs too much.
Famous supercomputer will interact with students and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University to learn medical concepts -- then it might do some teaching.
Greenway Medical Technologies uses Interoperability Work Group-like standards to exchange clinical summaries from ambulatory care practices with Epic and Cerner hospital systems.