Biography for Ron Shinkman
It's rare when you can mutter the words "novelist," "Jeopardy contestant" and "FierceHealthFinance" in the same breath. But Ron Shinkman, editor of FierceHealthFinance, makes it all possible. Besides writing a novel that one Amazon.com reviewer deemed a "wry thriller," Ron once won $16,000 as a Jeopardy contestant!
No doubt Ron amassed his plot ideas--not to mention mounds of miscellaneous trivia--during nearly two decades as a journalist. You may remember Ron from his years as the Los Angeles Bureau Chief of Modern Healthcare, where he focused on corporate governance issues. Or maybe you recognize his byline from the Los Angeles Business Journal, where he covered the healthcare and insurance beats. He has also written for HealthLeaders Media, Trustee magazine, and Payer & Providers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him @FierceHealth on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Articles by Ron Shinkman
Payers are taking a middle-ground approach toward how healthcare IT can transform their businesses, with somewhat less than half saying it will mitigate rising costs in coming years, according to a survey by KPMG.
Enrollees in consumer-driven health plans (CDHP) are reporting rising levels of satisfaction with their benefits, according to a new report from the Employee Benefits Research Institute.
After WellPoint CEO Angela Braly stepped down earlier this week, the health insurer's stock rose by about 7 percent, Bloomberg reported.