Declining admissions, growing bad debt, rising interest expenses, falling reimbursements, illiquid capital markets, layoffs, cutbacks, and crashing credit ratings…these are the co-morbidities of the American hospital-as-patient in the 2009 economy. The American Hospital Association (AHA) has revisited its landmark survey on the U.S. hospital economy published in November, and today released The Economic Crisis: The […]
I have seen the future of Health 2.0, and it is Medzio. It’s flexible, it’s consumer-facing and -friendly, it integrates into the activities of daily living, it makes accessing health information easier and integrateable, and it’s fun. As an observer of health information tools for over two decades, the company known as A.D.A.M. has always […]
3 in 4 Americans believe that scientific evidence is not always clear when differentiating between different treatment options for their health. Yesterday, as I moderated the the kick-off Great Debate session of the Health 2.0 Conference, co-hosted by the Center for Information Therapy in Boston, I felt this was a key tension between the fields […]
There’s a new target in town when it comes to Americans’ blame-game for their economic woes: advertising. In a fascinating new Harris Poll, cleverly timed for publication on 2009 Tax Day, the Poll found that most Americans blame various media outlets for persuading them to buy things they didn’t need or couldn’t afford. It’s not […]
As employees assume more personal and financial burden for health and welfare, they also take on new attitudes and perceptions of value. This is one of the underlying precepts of the Health Populi blog, and it’s directly addressed in MetLife’s seventh annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends. While people take on more responsibility for health […]
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
- Happy 1st Anniversary to CVS Going Tobacco-Free September 3, 2015
- From the Magnificent Mile to the Country Mile – Wearable Tech On Main Street September 1, 2015
- The Rise And Fall Of Wearables? August 31, 2015
- There’s more to taste: a marketing lesson for health/care from a coffee ad August 27, 2015
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