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 February 2013
Microsoft-GE Healthcare joint venture adds tools to support population health management, accountable and integrated care, and third-party app development.
But it's still unclear whether the computerized ordering systems actually reduce harm to patients.
Nuance leads field, but M*Modal is rising, KLAS report finds. Meanwhile, natural language processing and computer-assisted coding gain interest.
Dell touts security features, long battery life, and lower cost of managing Latitude over iPad.
HP, Intelligent Insites, WaveMark among vendors contracted to implement electronic tracking solutions throughout VA system.
Electronic health records and medication and disease management systems offer the most ROI, research review finds.
Newly empowered healthcare CIOs struggle to find their way in regulatory landscape while defending budgets, says Deloitte report.
Interoperability innovation center will let EHR vendors and other entities test their systems' ability to exchange data with other health IT systems.
Lack of standardization is delaying commercial applications for home monitoring devices, says Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Developed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Queriable Patient Inference Dossier (QPID) extracts data from unstructured text to answer clinician questions.
Recent Department of Health and Human Services proposal says no; new think tank report agrees with HHS stance.
As large healthcare providers test the limits of big data analytics, many smaller groups question the value.
KLAS survey shows that doctors like specialty EHRs' documentation and other features -- but many providers still choose "one size fits all" enterprise systems.
New primary care model gains momentum as payers see cost-cutting potential and consumers demand better service.
IBM, WellPoint and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center announce applications based on Watson technology, including an advanced clinical decision support system for oncologists.
More than two-thirds of family doctors had EHRs in 2011, and that number is rising, new research says.
St. Joseph Health System in Orange County follows in Cleveland Clinic's footsteps, commercializing healthcare innovations to boost revenue.
Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare hopes letting providers enroll just once for multiple plans will be more efficient and encourage more doctors to participate in electronic funds transfer.
Experts disagree about the viability and usefulness of the current generation of health HIEs. Will more nimble HIEs deliver better results?
Patients rate doctors who use decision aids more negatively than those who diagnose on their own or after consulting experts.
Investments in the health sector exploded in 2012, with consumer-facing technologies and M&A activity especially robust.