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Ken Congdon


Ken Congdon (@Ken_Congdon) Ken is a seasoned journalist with more than a decade of experience covering business information technology. He is also a thought leader in the health IT space – speaking at industry conferences including HIMSS and the Panasonic Healthcare Symposium.


The Great EHR Switch
EHR rip-and-replace activity is currently running rampant. UPMC Hamot’s recent transition to the health system’s Cerner EHR platform provides an inside look at UPMC’s winning EHR conversion formula.  Continue Reading..
  • A Picture Of Wellness

    Do wellness screenings really have the potential to encourage prevention and cut healthcare costs? I submit to a personal screening and share my experience.

  • Stirring The Health IT Pot

    In this, my 200th opinion column for Health IT Outcomes, I take a look back at some of the most controversial articles I’ve written to date and the valuable responses they have generated from our readers.

  • Is Epic Future Proof?

    Are Epic’s days as an EHR giant numbered? This article examines the strengths, weaknesses, and long-term viability of this popular EHR platform, outlining some important EHR considerations for health providers.

  • Why Another ICD-10 Delay Stinks

    Congress has passed a SGR “Doc Fix” bill that includes a provision that delays a transition to the ICD-10 code set by at least another year. Here are just a few of the repercussions of yet another ICD-10 extension.

  • Lock Down mHealth Security

    Don’t make mobile security more complex than it needs to be. Focus on risk assessment and your overall security architecture to limit your exposure.

  • Do Wearables Fit In Healthcare?

    I admit it. I’ve been bit by the wearable technology bug. I received a Fitbit Force as a Christmas gift, and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. I’ve been tracking my steps like a madman. I now intentionally park my car in the farthest spot, seek out opportunities to take the stairs, make it a point to peel myself from my computer screen every hour to take a lap around the office, and I even joined (and regularly visit) a local gym — all in an effort to up my activity level and earn those oh so tantalizing Fitbit badges.

  • What’s Next For Health Data Analytics?

    Big data, analytics, and population health management dominated HIMSS14, but how are providers currently leveraging these tools and what does the future hold for the technology?

  • The Quest For Evidence At HIMSS14

    A clear sense of urgency to gather actionable health data that improves care and cuts costs was on display at this year’s HIMSS conference. Here are a few of my key observations and takeaways from the event.

  • My 6 Must-See HIMSS14 Sessions

    I only have time to see a tiny fraction of the hundreds of educational sessions and keynotes on tap for HIMSS14, but these are the six I’m making sure to carve out time for in my schedule.