Ken Congdon

Ken Congdon

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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.

ARTICLES BY KEN CONGDON

Are ACOs The Answer?
Are ACOs The Answer? Confusion surrounding the ACO concept has many pundits signing its death warrant. The fact is many ACOs may not survive in their current form, but the increased provider accountability and care coordination the model promotes are here to stay.  Continue Reading...
  • 5 Revenue Cycle Game Changers

    There was no shortage of useful revenue cycle management advice for healthcare providers at this year’s ANI conference hosted by the HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association). Here are the 5 top messages I took away from the event.

  • The Invasion Of The Health Apps

    Health Datapalooza IV featured several entrepreneurs developing new health apps and computer programs for both consumers and providers. Here’s a look at some of the most intriguing.

  • Fighting For Provider Revenue

    Healthcare reform, reimbursement cuts, sequestration, and RAC and Meaningful Use audits are new financial challenges cutting into provider revenue. How can you cope?

  • Open Data Drives Transparency

    Release of chargemaster data proved that outlandish healthcare charges are the norm.

  • Can Entrepreneurs Save Healthcare?

    I love to hear Jonathan Bush speak. Say what you will about his agenda as president and CEO of EHR vendor athenahealth, but the guy is a charismatic, passionate, and persuasive public speaker. When you hear Bush give a keynote, it’s clear he’s inherited much of the political swagger that runs in his bloodline (former president George H.W. Bush is his uncle and George W. Bush is his cousin).

  • A Spotlight On Personalized Medicine

    Angelina Jolie’s drastic decision to have a preventative double mastectomy has brought public awareness to the concept of personalized medicine, but what can healthcare providers and health IT do to take it to the next level?

  • A Golden Lesson In Patient Care

    It’s amazing to me how a television show that first aired back in 1989 (that’s 24 years ago folks) is still so relevant today. As far as the healthcare industry has come from a technology and treatment standpoint in the past two-and-a-half decades, we haven’t made much progress when it comes to how physicians interact with their patients. Many are still woefully poor performers when it comes to listening, communicating, and compassion.

  • Are Health Data Breaches An Epidemic?

    New reports of electronic health data breaches seem to emerge every week. While definitely concerning, a new report suggests that these healthcare security leaks may not be that bad when compared to other industries. 

  • Obamacare’s Big Data Opportunity

    There isn’t much middle ground with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare. Most healthcare providers are either staunch supporters of the legislation, or they despise it. However, no matter what side of the fence you fall on regarding ACA, one thing is certain — ACA is here to stay and it will impact healthcare providers in many ways.

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