Ken Terry

Ken Terry, the author of the book "Rx For Health Care Reform" (Vanderbilt University Press, 2007), is a former senior editor at Medical Economics magazine. Terry now contributes regularly to Medscape Medical News, Medical Economics and iHealthBeat. Previously, he was a contributing editor at InformationWeek Healthcare and editor of FierceHealthIT. Terry, who also blogged for CBS Interactive’s BNET Healthcare from 2008-2011, has received journalism awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (2000), the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (2001-2002) and American Business Media, which gave him a Neal award in 2007.

What is FHIR? The eventual answer to healthcare interoperability

Consumer price transparency: The healthcare CIO's looming headache

Consumer price transparency: The healthcare CIO's looming headache

Posting chargemasters online is just the first step; hospitals should also offer cost estimators based on patients’ insurance plans. Here’s what CIOs need to know as hospitals move into the era of healthcare price transparency.

Improved continuous monitoring of hospital patients boosts staff efficiency

Improved continuous monitoring of hospital patients boosts staff efficiency

Healthcare CIOs should study CEM and alarms and notifications platforms for potential productivity gains.

Mobile device strategies catch on among hospitals

Mobile device strategies catch on among hospitals

A recent survey shows that more hospitals are developing mobile strategies, but there is still work to do on the implementation side.

Jump-starting population health management

Jump-starting population health management

Aurora Health Care, a healthcare system with 15 hospitals and over 150 clinics, has just entered the second phase of an effort to use startup software developers to create the applications it needs for population health management.

Healthcare CIO slams new Medicare proposal

Healthcare CIO slams new Medicare proposal

CIO.com talks to Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, about his opposition to the health IT aspects of Medicare’s new approach to paying doctors.

Are healthcare CIOs being cut out of the analytics loop?

Are healthcare CIOs being cut out of the analytics loop?

The onset of ‘population health management’ as a new model for delivering patient care is underscoring the need for IT leaders to strike the right balance between both clinical and business intelligence, even it means not ‘owning’ the...

FHIR blazes new (and needed) path in healthcare

FHIR blazes new (and needed) path in healthcare

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources would allow developers to write apps that would extend the capabilities of Electronic Health Records, give patients direct access to their own records and create a more solid basis for...

Health IT glossary

Health IT glossary

CIO.com's health IT glossary provides definitions and information for many terms used in the complex field of healthcare-related information technology and management systems.

Why Electronic Health Records aren't more usable

Why Electronic Health Records aren't more usable

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that most doctors are unhappy with their electronic health record (EHR) systems, which tend to be clunky, hard to use and may actually get in the way of truly excellent patient care. Here’s why that’s...

Big data makes a difference at Penn Medicine

Here’s how one healthcare organization is making use of the massive amount of information – measurable in petabytes – it now has at its disposal to save lives.

Is ICD-10 healthcare’s Y2K moment?

Is ICD-10 healthcare’s Y2K moment?

A massive change is about to hit the healthcare industry. Some are even calling ICD-10 healthcare’s Y2K, only this time it’s real. So why aren’t more doctors ready for it? And why does no one seem to care or even know about it?

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