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 July 2013
Data Commons hopes to make complete info about physicians, from name and address to specialty certifications, available through one online hub.
mHealth market will grow by 61% due to sales of mobile monitoring devices and integration with mainstream medicine.
AHA report details problems hospitals encountered with EHRs in MU stage 1, recommends policy changes to address them.
Busy doctors not expected to track freebies using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' new mobile app, even though it could help them check government's accounting of gifts later.
Deal-making declined in the first half of 2013 due to tax-law changes, but interest in buying healthcare firms remains high.
Government's decision against end-to-end testing would be "catastrophic" for practices, Medical Group Management Association says in letter to Health and Human Services' Sebelius.
When analyzing CMS data showing improvements in healthcare associated with EHR usage, beware "clicks for cash" phenomenon, cautions one analyst.
A new study says electronic records led to smaller increases, but providers need bigger changes to reduce total costs.
CarePass integrates data from personal health records, multiple mobile fitness and wellness apps to help people achieve health goals.
HIMSS tries to put positive spin on benefits of healthcare technology, despite some studies that show little gains from health IT.
10 states recently entered a compact to exchange patient data in case of a natural or a man-made disaster. No solution covers the entire country, however.
Most HIEs that help unrelated organizations exchange data admit they don't have a long-term business model.
New Jersey branch of Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT is converting into a membership organization to help providers meet Meaningful Use, ACO and patient-centered medical home requirements.
Of the doctors who attested to Meaningful Use of EHRs in 2011, 20% failed to participate in the federal incentive program in 2012, new data says.
While the number of remotely monitored patients remains small, it's expected to rise rapidly, CSC report says.
Reasons aren't clear, but quality of data benchmarking and lack of access to claims data are said to be among the gripes.
Rate of capital infusion into digital health companies during first half of the year didn't match previous year's, but far outpaced that of healthcare overall.
RECs surpass their goal of helping small medical practices acquire EHRs, now apply their expertise to other healthcare reform objectives.
Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka advocates affiliation planning, or using prebuilt templates to facilitate workflow between disparate EHRs.