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 September 2011
Doctors are heavy users of social media--but shy away from patients and even online patient communities.
Misguided development doomed the practice management/electronic health record system company, says an analyst.
A six-month pilot project that connects the VA with military and private providers may finally turn health data exchange into a national priority--if it works.
University of Michigan Medical School will train next generation of IT pros to translate clinical research into bedside therapy.
Higher requirements for Meaningful Use could decrease heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia mortality, say researchers, but hospital executives remain skeptical.
Disease prevalence, aging, and cost pressures seen as major factors in soaring demand for remote monitoring devices.
Geeta Nayyar becomes the telecom's first chief medical information officer, charged with increasing its $5 billion business with new mobile health, telehealth, and cloud services.
The insurer is partnering with IBM's supercomputer to search the medical literature for studies to support or challenge doctors' treatment choices.
Despite the significant benefits reported in this Health Affairs study, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services questions whether the benefits are real.
Health information exchange's project aims to keep diabetic patients out of the ER; if it works, the technology could pay for itself.
Plan to require submission of patient-level, rather than aggregate, data would cost too much and be too complex, say Electronic Health Record Association members.
Two federal departments launch open-source community to create a single EHR that combines military and VA records.
Program led by Farzad Mostashari, before he became national health IT coordinator, supports entering structured data into an EHR to monitor a population's health.