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 2013
As state insurance exchanges take hold, hospital IT departments must figure out how to keep up with patients' insurance eligibility, health status and benefits in fluid environment.
But most portals still have long way to go in fully meeting patient needs as required by law, according to KLAS survey.
Center for Medical Interoperability, funded by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, aims to solve incompatibilities between medical devices and health IT systems.
Deal with analytics firm Inovalon designed to relieve burden on providers while enabling online feedback from health plans.
As some unprepared EHR vendors opt to abandon Meaningful Use, agency considers options to ease transition requirements.
41% of those who don't have online access to records would consider switching physicians to obtain it, Accenture survey finds.
Accountable care organizations will use data from payers to manage population health for next 10 to 15 years, predicts Jonathan Weiner, professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
ONC leads public-private coalition working on a key interoperability challenge: how to match unique patients to their personal data as it moves across the healthcare system.
Fewer than half of healthcare organizations have clinical and business intelligence tools, and most who do are still learning how to use them, says HIMSS Analytics survey.
Mayo Clinic uses Fitbit accelerometer to track postsurgical patients' mobility and identify potential problems earlier.
New option, provided through InstaMed electronic payment network, makes it easier for patients to see what they owe and pay all their doctors.
Lower upfront costs, outsourcing options among factors driving physicians toward cloud-based EHRs and practice management software.
Samsung's Galaxy Gear and other new smartwatches equipped with fitness apps could squeeze the mobile health gadget market.