Money and modernization are the roots of the main challenges facing physicians in 2009. Among the top ten most challenging issues facing American doctors, 7 in 10 directly involve economics, two involve data and reporting, and one–recruiting physicians–fell two places since last year’s survey.According to the 2009 survey of physicians by the Medical Group Management […]
Today’s Los Angeles Times features a story in their health beat called, “In healthcare debate, ‘reality’ is in dispute.” All-comers have arrived on the ever-more populated health reform opinion stage, from Sarah Palin (calling President Obama’s plan “downright evil”) to Nancy Pelosi calling town hall protestors “unAmerican.” To counter the disses and naysayers, the White […]
Americans’ spending on complementary and alternative medicine is up, but most of the increase is "do-it-yourself" care
U.S. adults spent $33.9 billion on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in 2007. The largest expenditure on CAM was on self-care costs of $22.0 billion, the largest component of which was $14.8 billion spent on non-vitamin, non-mineral natural products. In addition, Americans spent $11.9 out-of-pocket (OOP) on practitioners such as chiropractic, osteopathic manipulation, naturopathy and […]
It’s still all-economy, all-the-time for most Americans in August 2009. When it comes to health reform plans, if a new scheme’s costs will add to the U.S. deficit, then most Americans say, ‘no go.’ In the Quinnipiac Poll of August 5 2009, 55% of U.S. voters were concerned that Congress’s health plan would add to […]
The use of anti-depressant medications nearly doubled between 1996 and 2005, according to an analysis published in the August issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. In 2005, 10.1% of Americans used anti-depressant meds, compared with 5.8% in 1996. A key trend underneath the dramatically increased use of anti-depressant meds was the decline in talk […]
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
- Patients want to see the notes their doctors write about them: the power of transparency in health care October 2, 2012
- ePatients: a connected, collaborative, creating community September 30, 2010
- Rural Hospitals in America – Health Disparities, Hospital Disparities February 9, 2016
- Improving the Patient Experience in Legacy Health Systems – My Start-Up Health Interview February 5, 2016
- Building Health Bridges — Health:Further Goes Beyond the Disruptive February 4, 2016
- Welcome to the Era of Personal Health IT – a #HIMSS16 Preview February 3, 2016
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- Baby Tech Summit - The Consumer Health Electronics Show – Putting People At the Center: […] As we concluded our panel on The Wizards...
- Welcome to the Era of Personal Health IT - a #HIMSS16 Preview - Health Populi: […] People In Consumer-Directed Health Plans...
- Welcome to the Era of Personal Health IT - a #HIMSS16 Preview - Health Populi: […] More Consumers Expect a Connected Health...