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 March 2013
Big data trial will follow up to 1 million patients, who will use smartphones to transmit blood pressure and other data several times a day.
CancerLinQ prototype from American Society of Clinical Oncology aggregates data from disparate EHRs to find the most effective therapy for a specific patient.
Mashup of Orion's HIE product with Caradigm's Intelligence
Platform will feature health information exchange plus data
aggregation, analytics and care management.
Doctors and staff often fall back on paper documents to compensate for poorly designed electronic health record systems, says study.
Interfaces must be standardized before hospitals can achieve financial, patient safety benefits, says West Health Institute report.
Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities need to beef up computerization to meet national healthcare goals, says federal report.
Putting drug details in front of doctors, combined with incentive programs for generics, is steering prescriptions toward low-cost medicine.
"Late binding," a just-in-time method, gives healthcare organizations more flexibility, say proponents.
Half of providers and payers see advanced analytics as their top investment priority, says IDC survey.
Mobile computerized physician order entry (CPOE) app turns dictation into system entries, but alerts to prevent errors won't be added until a later version, say makers Intermountain and MModal.
Survey of 50 physician practices in Massachusetts shows average loss of $44K over five years, but researchers attribute losses to poor utilization and other factors, not EHRs themselves.
Healthcare companies start to look outside the industry and across healthcare sectors for experienced pros, finds PWC research.
EHR interoperability is more likely to come from horizontal integration than vertical health IT integration, experts say.
Many physicians are willing to let patients update their own medical records, but don't want to give them full online access, says Accenture study.
Vast majority have adopted certified electronic health record technology, but most EHR systems are not comprehensive, ONC says.
Government agencies aim to increase EHR adoption, accelerate health data exchange and improve patient engagement.
Famed doctor Eric Topol says in HIMSS keynote that personalized medicine, mobile health, genomics will decrease doctors' importance -- and that's good.
CommonWell Health Alliance founders want industry-wide coalition to make it easier to move data among disparate EHR systems.
Dignity Health will be first to try application that lets doctors view on their mobile devices a snapshot of clinical data across different vendors' electronic health record systems.
Association says methods for exchanging data could lead to greater interoperability among EHRs.