In the land that innovated Supersizing, the U.S. has also mastered the art of wasteful health spending served up in a mega-portion of $1.2 trillion (yes, trillion). That’s over 50% of health spending. Half. About 8% of Gross Domestic Product. This Big News is brought to you by those hardworking researchers at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research […]
The latest piece in the medical privacy jigsaw puzzle is online behavioral advertising (OBA). Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received comments from the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) on the agency’s proposed principles for OBA. As part of this filing, the NAI has published in draft its own approach to behavioral ad targeting in […]
While fiscal, billing and back office technologies universally proliferate home care, only 17% of agencies use some type of telehealth systems. However, 32% of agencies with over $6mm in annual revenue provide telehealth services. Thus, size matters when it comes to home health adopting telehealth technologies. These are just a couple of many important benchmarks […]
The traditional health behavioralists haven’t succeeded too well in changing our un-healthy behaviors. It may take an economist and a lawyer to sort this out. In the new book, Nudge, Richard Thaler (the economist) and Cass Sunstein (the lawyer) present a useful approach to motivating people toward better health behaviors. One of […]
Health financing in retirement is a growing concern among American workers, according to EBRI‘s 18th annual Retirement Confidence Survey.Over 4 in ten retirees today are spending more than they expected to on health. Last year, 40% of retirees said they were more concerned about their financial future than they were right after they retired. This […]
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
- 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
- Investing in technology that lowers health costs – the growing role of mobile December 9, 2013
- 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
- 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...