Ken Terry has been writing about health care policy and practice for more than 25 years. As a senior editor at Medical Economics Magazine from 1993-2007, he covered all aspects of the medical practice business, focusing especially on managed care and health information technology. Among the topics that his writing brought to life for Medical Economics readers were technology costs, financial risk contracting, electronic health records, and evidence-based medicine. Terry 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.
Since 2008, Terry has contributed freelance articles to a wide variety of publications, ranging from Medical Economics, Medscape Medical News, and cio.com to InformationWeek and FierceHealthIT. He has written for many other consumer and business publications, and he blogged for CBS Interactive’s BNET Healthcare from 2008 to 2011. He has also undertaken a variety of writing projects for business clients such as IBM Watson Health, Phytel, AT&T, Microsoft, McKesson, Allscripts, and the Institute for Health Technology Transformation.
Terry’s first book, Rx for Health Care Reform (Vanderbilt University Press, 2007), won acclaim from a number of health policy experts. Joseph E. Scherger, MD, then a professor at the University of California, San Diego, and a thought leader in primary care, called the book “just the kind of bold analysis needed today to put reason and common sense back into health policy.” The book was also reviewed favorably in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
“Ken Terry has again dissected the health care industry and all of its faults with an eye toward finding solutions rather than merely pointing out defects.”–Michael LaPenna, healthcare consultant
“Just the kind of bold analysis needed today to put reason and common sense back into health policy”–Joseph Scherger, MD