For 40 years, health costs have grown faster than the general economy in the U.S. Technological advances in theory can reduce costs. However, a new study done for the Senate Budget Committee finds that, surprise surprise, the “increased capabilities of medicine” tend to raise spending. Technological Change and the Growth of Health Care Spending, the [...]
Pundits are focused on the impact on search and ads, but I’ll be quick to point out that the breaking news that Microsoft has bid $44+ billion for Yahoo! has big implications for health. Yahoo! has made a successful mark in health on many fronts. One of many distinctions, for example, is Yahoo! Health & [...]
Or, The Lovely Bones (health care version). I have an acquaintance whose bone density scan told her she is at high risk for osteoporosis. No surprise: the condition runs in her family. For several years, she has been paying a luxury-segment department store counter $300 every two months for her skin creme, which promises [...]
Democrats are all for expanded access; Republicans dread tax increases to expand access, and are more concerned with managing costs (downard). This rift is described, in some detail, by Bob Blendon et. al. in an important analysis published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. NEJM feels so strongly about this content that [...]
While fairly satisfied with their own health care, Washingtonians are frustrated about health care costs and the lack of access to care for their fellow Americans. These findings are similar to a similar poll of Iowans conducted by CodeBlueNow!, an advocacy organization focused on health reform. Health Populi blogged about the Iowa survey here. The [...]
About Jane & Health Populi
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist and management consultant that serves clients at the intersection of health and technology.
Her clients include all stakeholders in health, including providers, payors and plans; companies in biopharma, medical devices, financial services, technology and consumer goods; non-profits and NGOs. Jane's lens on health was best described by Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, who says that health is where we live, work, play and pray.
California Healthcare Foundation White Papers
- Consumers blame insurance and pharma for health costs, but love their primary care doctors October 22, 2012
- Patients want online communication with doctors, and more clinicians are listening July 26, 2011
- ePatients: a connected, collaborative, creating community September 30, 2010
- Patients want to see the notes their doctors write about them: the power of transparency in health care October 2, 2012
- Health care costs for a family of 4 in 2013: a college education, a diamond or a 4-door sedan May 22, 2013
- Most employers will provide health insurance benefits in 2014…with more costs for employees May 21, 2013
- Angelina and Abercrombie: connecting the dots for healthy body image May 17, 2013
- The physician-consumer health IT chasm: most doctors lagging in online patient support tools May 16, 2013
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- Marketing Digital Health to Mom 2.0 on Mother’s Day 2013 | Health Populi: [...] Populi’s Hot Points: With digital hea...
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