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 […]
A health reform bill coming out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee includes a few billion dollars for health prevention. The bill will, “pave sidewalks, build jungle gyms and open grocery stores, but it won’t bring down health care costs or make quality coverage more affordable,” Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY) told […]
iPods and iPhones, Flip videos and pocket-sized digital cameras are way-cool and innovative. Pharmaceuticals? Not so much. According to Ipsos’s survey into global consumers’ perceptions of what’s innovative, the top which at least 1 in 2 Americans find innovative are electronic media, computers, cameras and video equipment. Household products are ranked innovative by about 1 […]
Americans love their cars, their houses, and their food. Based on a survey by ING Direct, the financial services company, these are the last 3 things we would sacrifice to save money. On the other hand, the most dispensable things for Americans include day care/nannies, cleaning services, education, and gifts. Women would be more likely […]
“Internet provides public with health care information that they value and trust and which often stimulates discussion with their doctors,” concludes the latest Harris Poll into cyberchondria, a term that the organization began using in 2002. But Harris Poll’s survey yields a different conclusion for me that I think is a sign of the times: […]
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
- Health Consumers Look For Cost and Convenience February 10, 2016
- 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
- Improving the Patient Experience in Legacy Health Systems - My Start-Up Health Interview - Health Populi: […] Here’s the video…which cover...
- 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...