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.

Mobile device strategies catch on among hospitals

Paying ransomware is what ills some hospitals

Paying ransomware is what ills some hospitals

Has the recent wave of ransomware attacks aimed at hospitals been a wakeup call for the healthcare industry? Or is this latest security plague just part of the new normal?

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...

Penn Medicine’s big data system triggers early detection of life-threatening infections

Penn Medicine’s big data system triggers early detection of life-threatening infections

Insights drawn from a massively parallel computer cluster loaded with vast amounts of data help doctors develop new approaches to patient care.

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.

IT talent shortage hitting healthcare hardest

IT talent shortage hitting healthcare hardest

With IT staff shortages a reality for CIOs in most industries, healthcare – driven by federally mandated incentives for such IT-intensive projects as Electronic Health Records – is experiencing even more of an IT labor crunch. Is...

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