$15,609 could cover a lot of household needs for the average American family in the course of a year: utilities, mortgage, gas tank fills. It’s also the cost of health care to cover a family of four in 2008. Milliman notes that the average annual medical cost for a family of four increased […]
The economic downturn has led to personal cutbacks on medications and funding retirement savings, according to the AARP’s survey on The Economic Slowdown’s Impact on Middle-Aged and Older Americans. AARP examined older Americans’ responses to the economy in April 2008. The finding: that people over 45 share concerns about both the current and future states […]
Consumers, at least Californians, do a lot of looking for health information on the Internet — but very little health management. California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) has taken a snapshot of Californians’ use of the Internet in health care. The profile is presented in CHCF’s report, Just Looking: Consumer Use of the Internet to Manage […]
Chronic disease will account for 2/3 of all deaths globally in the next 25 years. “We have to move from illness to wellness. Businesses will have to invest in wellness. There is no choice. It’s not philanthropy. It’s enlightened self-interest,” according to Shrinivas Shanbhag, the Medical Adviser at Reliance Industries in India. A new report […]
There’s a new New Yorker cartoon I’m using in a presentation today to a health plan titled, “Starbucks goes downscale: drinks for the post-latte economy.” Three new drinks are offered in the economic downturn-menu: instant coffee with Cremora, the Big Gulp of “American joe,” and my personal favorite, “The Floyduccino.” It’s this last drink I […]
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.
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- 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
- Employers will strongly focus on costs in health benefit plans for 2014; so must consumers December 3, 2013
- World AIDS Day – Remembering Tony M December 1, 2013
- Be thankful for your good life. Now think about what a good death would be. November 27, 2013
- More chronically ill people use online health resources – but they’re not so social, Pew finds November 26, 2013
- Marketing To Consumers: Carpe Diem – ConnectedHealth: […] one of the biggest challenges many healt...
- Random political image thread - Page 143 - Pelican Parts Technical BBS: […] Health Costs vs. The World: Is It Still ...
- Jane: Mark, yes - that was Judith Hibbard's work on pat...
- Mark: Jane: In a previous post, way long ago, you refere...