Ten years later, a million lives lost, billions of dollars wasted, is the tag line of a report looking back at the decade since IOM‘s seminal report, To Err is Human, was published in November 1999. Consumers Union has asked, what progress has been made since IOM calculated that 98,000 lives are lost each year […]
The road to universal coverage will be paved more slowly as the Obama administration comes to terms with the impact of the recession on the general economy, the national deficit, and RealHealthPolitik. An interview with Peter Orszag in this morning’s Financial Times (London’s daily business newspaper) featured a sentence that gave me a double take; […]
1 in 2 family physicians is seeing fewer patients since the recession began in January 2008. At the same time, 3 in 4 physicians have seen an increase in the number of uninsured patients. Patients who are covered by employer-sponsored insurance and private health plans are in short supply. Welcome to the new health economics […]
$16,771 is roughly the cost of health care for an American family of four in 2009, according to the Milliman Medical Index. If the median family income in 2008 was about $67,000, then health care costs represent about 25% of the annual household paycheck (remember, that’s gross, not net, income). As the chart illustrates, 1 […]
“I want the computer to know who I am,” is the title of a research article in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. This is also a fair statement for what’s wrong with so much in the current state of the art in health information systems. The four authors, all […]
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
- More consumers expect a connected health experience October 2, 2015
- Insurance Should Pay For End-of-Life Conversation, Most Patients Say October 1, 2015
- In 2016 Prescription Drugs Will Be The Fastest-Growing Component of Healthcare Costs September 29, 2015
- Wellness Is In Target’s Bullseye September 28, 2015
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