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 email@example.com. Follow him @FierceHealth on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Articles by Ron Shinkman
Safety-net hospital leaders this week were successful in their efforts to keep the 340B drug program intact.
The cost of providing healthcare for a family of four in the United States is now approaching $25,000, according to new data from the actuarial firm Milliman.
A large teaching hospital may have an edge in size and resources compared to smaller institutions, but it may be lacking in patient satisfaction.
California's hospitals are coming under greater pressure to clarify and quantify the community benefits they provide from an unlikely source: Labor unions.
Industry experts say hospital mergers and acquisitions will continue to be strong this year, with for-profit systems driving many deals.
Hospital prices have remained flat for the past year, with no signs of perking up in the immediate future, although overall spending continues to rise briskly, according to the latest Altarum Institute data.
Some cities are experimenting with "respite centers" to better accommodate the needs of the mentally ill and avoid potentially lengthy and costly hospital stays, StateLine has reported.
Specialty drugs continue to take a huge bite out of the pocketbooks of American insurers, employers and individuals, and the cost growth trend is "unsunstainable," according to a new study commissioned by Express Scripts.
A poll of healthcare quality professionals by ASQ has concluded that improved communication between providers and patients is key to cutting costs.