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 2011
Physician informaticists will finally be recognized as board certified if the American Board of Medical Specialties approves.
Federal health officials challenge developers to come up with an application that promotes early detection and helps the public reduce risky behavior.
Major health insurer urges more broadband connectivity, fewer regulatory hurdles, and better reimbursement policies.
CompTIA offers industry-recognized credential that validates EHR installation and maintenance skills learned in federally funded community college courses.
New analysis explains how the occasional glitches with EHRs and related systems can get out of hand.
An American Academy of Ophthalmology report outlines flaws in most primary-care oriented EHRs and offers remedies.
Regulations to classify apps as medical devices cover only a fraction of health-related apps, but many parties will be affected.
Open-source natural language processing software will provide additional context so that clinicians and researchers can better use patient data from a variety of sources.
Analyst says stock offering could be successful, based on Greenway's rapid growth and the quality of its electronic health record product.
Current HITECH policy disadvantages many multi-campus hospitals, says American Hospital Association, legislation's sponsors.
University of North Carolina researchers get a $750,000 grant to create a model they hope will track physician distribution and identify area where there is a shortage.
NaviNet among seven contractors approved to participate in the pilot that allows medical offices and hospitals to submit medical documentation electronically.
A proposal to include the 2011 National Patient Safety Goals in future MU criteria and certification requirements for electronic health records has the support of the EHR Association.
The LogiXML system is used by Blood Centers of America for performance benchmarking and the online ordering of blood.
Many smaller practices still don't take advantage of features such as electronic prescribing, registries, electronic data for quality measurement, and clinical decision support tools.
Patients' need for emotional support is opportunity for clinicians. Unfortunately, many doctors are uncomfortable with social media, report says.
But critical care may not meet the new standard for eligibility.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services isn't ready yet to accept data online from providers regarding clinical quality measures.
Using a subscription model, Allscripts targets large organizations that are outsourcing their RCM operations.