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 December 2012
KPMG survey suggests training and change management are bigger barriers than technology implementation in achieving federal health IT standards.
Government grant will support 3-year study involving four hospitals across country. Researchers will look at information overload, best practices in ICU.
GAO report shows that nearly 40% of eligible hospitals and a third of professionals got payments in 2011, despite slow start in many states.
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology looks to develop a framework for the technology ACOs will need to function.
As national demand for skilled health IT professionals soars, Kaiser Permanente plans to add 500 such workers to support both regional and national operations.
But ONC report on doctors' ability to show Meaningful Use clashes with another government report using the same data.
Online community lets residents view case presentations, ask questions and exchange best practices with peers, using PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Pharmacies' use of Surescripts to send immunization notices to doctors signals growing effort to develop nationwide interoperability.
KLAS attributes trend to cost pressures, Meaningful Use and ICD-10, noting that hospitals are facing strain on IT and staff resources.
Once shy about sharing data, leading health information exchange now posts public scorecard that compares doctors' success treating diabetes, heart problems and other conditions.
While 72% of office-based doctors now use electronic health records systems, many say their systems won't qualify for federal incentive payments.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers $100,000 to game builders for apps that improve community health and patient care.
Controlled study finds patients can achieve better blood glucose control using a wireless home glucose monitor, a smartphone and the right software.