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 May 2013
Physicians in Colorado HIE ordered fewer lab tests and the same number of imaging tests, but costs remained constant.
Doctor's angry blog post calls attention to year-old law that would punish those who don't meet Meaningful Use EHR criteria with loss of their medical licenses.
Agency releases interoperability guidelines, launches training modules to help providers meet criteria for information exchange.
Agency says some apps may be regulated as medical devices, but expert predicts final FDA guidance won't resolve critical issues.
EHR use has less to do with doctors' tech savvy than how they deal with clinical uncertainty, suggests research.
Hagel shoots down possibility of DOD adopting VA's Vista and sinks the joint iEHR. Epic Systems might win out.
Professional network will give continuing medical education points to doctors for care-related literature searches and discussions with colleagues.
Social networking site PatientsLikeMe loans its 200,000-member community to academic and pharma researchers to validate online questionnaires that measure patient outcomes.
Deloitte survey contrasts with other data that finds near-universal adoption, reports EHR resisters tend to be older and solo practitioners.
American Medical Association report finds that doctors who use EHRs during exams can maintain a good relationship with patients as long as electronic devices don't get in the way.
As value-based payments take hold, insurers aim to access EHR clinical data and move to automated, real-time information exchange.
Framework aims to simplify writing interfaces between healthcare information systems, help researchers gather clinical data from EHRs.
Agency seeks feedback on interoperability efforts in the field while continuing to guide private sector's efforts.
Surescripts annual report shows 38% growth in electronic prescribing in 2012, plus growing use of online medication histories and benefit data.
Telemedicine expert Rashid Bashshur says mobile health technologies must integrate with EHRs to make accountable care organizations work.
Analytics company teams with Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to give developers access to data that could help them create better healthcare apps.
Healthcare CIO group tells U.S. senators that providers need extension on current timeframe for EHR, interoperability work.
Myfamily app presents content from Healthfinder.gov site to help consumers take charge of their healthcare.
NaviHealth program combines information from outcomes database and case manager followup to help plans and providers reduce post-acute care costs by up to 30%.
Investors eye the growing wearable health device market as sensors become more sophisticated and deliver more health information to consumers.