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 April 2013
Microsoft responds to new HIPAA regulations that make cloud service providers "business associates" of healthcare providers and health plans.
Medical practices and the Canadian government save millions per year after transitioning to electronic health records, study says.
Providers don't need more regulation -- they need fewer obstacles to complying, says hospital association in reply to government's request for information on interoperability.
Cloud storage service announces new healthcare partner applications, customers and security compliance.
Puberty typically wreaks havoc with diabetes control, but a Yale study that combines adolescence and diabetes coping programs reverses that trend.
Cigna will offer MDLive service, which lets members request online video, telephone or e-mail consultations with doctors for non-urgent care needs such as colds and headaches.
Electronic health record vendor Greenway and insurer Florida Blue strike deal to use Availity as conduit for care summaries that providers need and EHR data that insurers want.
Venture capitalists plug a record $493 million into healthcare technology, with consumer-focused companies receiving the lion's share.
New system T3, developed by Boston Children's Hospital and Arcadia Solutions, combines data from multiple devices used in intensive care units to predict patient "trajectories."
Report says Obama administration should "reboot" program and delay later stages of Meaningful Use.
Unless healthcare providers, software vendors and insurers catch up quickly, there will be significant disruptions in October 2014 when the new code set becomes law.
Requiring electronic health record systems to allow direct communications, plus access to health information service providers, might help providers meet Meaningful Use stage 2 criteria.
Proposed government regulation would let hospitals subsidize EHRs and related services for independent doctors through 2016, instead of 2013.
Athenahealth launches development platform, Allscripts stresses Windows 8, eClinicalWorks opens up EHR to mobile health apps.
Hospitals should develop guidelines for adjusting alarms and improve staff training to prevent harm to patients, says accrediting group.
SharedClarity, a new company formed by insurer UnitedHealthcare and three big providers, will negotiate with device makers based on performance studies.
Electronic health records need ancillary systems that incorporate individuals' genetics into clinical decision support decisions, experts say.
Independence Blue Cross is investing in startups that offer innovative solutions to healthcare challenges.
Near-universal EHR adoption, genetics in clinical decision support and widespread Internet medicine are all around the corner, says study.
DirectTrust, Interoperability Work Group receive grants to continue work and focus on issues that concern ONC.
State's dominant insurer seeks clinical and administrative data for care management and reporting to state health insurance exchange.
Veterans in study said the ability to view notes, lab results and other documents helped them communicate better with their doctors and led to better health.