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 June 2012
Ruling to uphold Affordable Care Act validates health IT efforts, but a decision against it would not have slowed momentum of healthcare industry's transformation, say some observers.
Intermountain Healthcare is taking a mathematical modeling approach to clinical decision support in the hope of preventing disease or detecting it early on.
Clinicians in nursing homes and other LTC facilities have made significant progress, but want to work more with hospitals, physicians, and other providers to improve transitions of care.
Feds will spend $895 million on a national innovations program, but expect to get twice as much back through Medicare and Medicaid savings.
Happtique mRx program lets physicians send apps directly to patients' smartphones and tablets, or refer them to Apple store.
More than 100,000 providers receive Medicare or Medicaid payments for showing Meaningful Use or adopting EHRs--in less time than expected.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality introduces long-promised resources to help physicians and pharmacists adopt, troubleshoot electronic prescriptions.
Catholic Health Initiatives' HIE will span 19 states, participating in community and national exchanges.
National Committee for Quality Assurance dangles recognition
program to get specialty practices to coordinate with primary care doctors and inform patients via email, websites, and other
Inland Empire Health Information Exchange combines public and private exchanges, which appeals to participants worried about competition.
Healthcare researchers want to know if marrying geographic data on large patient populations to clinical databases can reveal hidden disease patterns.
The Department of Health and Human Services' proposed rule would clarify 'essential benefits' in state health insurance exchanges (HIXs) ahead of enrollment.
Docs love tablets, but adoption of Internet technologies varies depending on gender, age, and work environment, study says.
Johns Hopkins research describes some of the other electronic performance measures that could be used with EHRs.