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 September 2012
A recent study synchronizes data streams from in-car sensors and GPS to find out what triggers the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans.
Smaller accountable care organizations must pony up $1 million, larger ones $4 million, to get to the starting line, says Black Book report.
Studies show that patients who log their thoughts and behaviors--"observations of daily living"--via mobile apps or sensors so docs can monitor them between visits get better care.
Health Information Management and Systems Society believes up to 14% of medical records have wrong, potentially dangerous info due to misidentification. New system might include biometrics.
HHS, Center for Public Integrity say some healthcare providers are gaming the system to draw higher Medicare reimbursement. Doctors say electronic health records are simply enabling them to bill for things they had done for free in the past.
Personal health records and health information exchanges offer alternatives to meet Meaningful Use mandate of giving patients access to their data.
Regional health information exchange will help make patient information more accessible to various regional providers, but questions remain about cost savings.
MappyHealth mines Twitter to help public health officials track disease outbreaks faster than traditional surveillance methods.
Adoption of EHRs helps physicians to get up to speed on incoming patients before handoffs from the emergency department.
American Health Information Management Association's educational booklet complements government drive to get people to create and use PHRs.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will use Direct messaging to enable facilities to transmit data without manually uploading files.
Healthcare experts weigh in on how social media can help encourage new organ donors to sign up.
Web-based, real-time alerts will go to insurers' care managers to help hospitals prevent readmissions.
Rural hospitals can use telepharmacy to review orders when a pharmacist is unavailable, says study.
Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT reacts to industry pushback on proposed rules for Nationwide Health Information Network.
Nation's largest EHR vendor teams up with the e-prescribing network, enabling physicians to connect with docs who use different EHR systems.
Health Level Seven's CEO says government pressure related to Meaningful Use had nothing to do with the decision.