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 August 2012
Two health IT experts say that providers already have plenty of "small" data to improve patient outcomes, if they use it correctly.
KPMG study says healthcare providers, payers, and pharmaceutical firms have divergent views on changes coming to the industry, but all view health IT as crucial.
SohoHealth to place thousands of FDA-approved units in pharmacy departments of Walmart and other mass merchants. Plans include free health screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index.
Three-quarters of docs report using EHRs in latest Medscape survey, but loss of productivity remains an issue for many.
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives wants the federal government to fix current obstacles to collecting and reporting data, instead of researching future possibilities.
New certainty about deadline will boost hospitals' efforts to implement the new medical coding system, medical industry experts predict.
Long-term and post-acute-care community wants its voice heard, despite lack of government EHR incentives. Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT just weighed in.
Chilmark report says most payers are still in wait-and-see mode as they watch to see what works.
Sentara, a large Virginia healthcare system, embraces virtual visits as a way to expand patient access and referral business while preparing for healthcare reform.
EHR vendor teams with Microsoft to foster open approach to app development, partners with American Well on telehealth.
Joint VA-DOD electronic health record project may also draw on the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent's expertise.
GE/Microsoft joint venture's technology enables hospitals and nursing homes to share patient data.
Vendors scramble to meet physicians' demands for iPad- and smartphone-native electronic health record applications.
Spread of EHRs spurs demand for applications to connect device output to electronic records.
While designed to help hospitals meet Meaningful Use criteria, the program may someday allow them to report data for other programs.
Take Care clinics in Denver and Chicago let patients schedule appointments using iTriage smartphone application.
Non-physicians spend more time online and on smartphones than doctors in their professional work, says Manhattan Research survey.
PHRs bring patients and docs closer together with easy-to-use online tools. KP execs say other healthcare organizations could achieve the same benefit, but only with the right incentives.
State and federal health IT mandates credited with the double-digit increase in electronic prescribing from 2010 to 2011.
Medical providers and insurers aren't taking advantage of IT to meet consumer expectations in areas like mobile health, social media, and transparency, PwC reports.