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 […]
ePrescribing = safety, lower costs, and better health care. This consensus was clear last week during a major meeting of stakeholders at The Brookings Institution discussing the prospects and barriers to ePrescribing (eRx). Matthew Holt and I wrote a report back in 2006 for the California HealthCare Foundation where we discussed the opportunities and barriers […]
Older workers will work longer to keep health coverage. But even as they do so, they’ll confront a dwindling supply of medical specialists. Watson Wyatt (WW) found that people over 50 years of age who receive health benefits from employers and don’t expect to receive these benefits in retirement are 16.5 percentage points less likely […]
Wal-Mart continued its first-mover tactics in health by dropping the price of prescriptions again. This time, the target (sorry for the pun) is maintenance meds which Wal-Mart will price at $10 for 90 days’ supply. This move puts Wal-Mart squarely in the pharmacy benefits management (PBM) segment vis-à-vis ExpressScripts, Medco, and the big PBM players. […]
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
- Health data data everywhere – let’s human-scale it / Report from #SXSW #SXSH March 10, 2014
- Digital health is hot at South-by-Southwest #SXSH March 7, 2014
- Risk-shift: employers continue to push more risk to employees and families for health costs March 7, 2014
- Employers spending more on wellness in 2014, with growing focus on food March 4, 2014
- HIMSS14 Monday Morning Quarterback – The Key Takeaways | Health Populi: […] economics in the U.S….and opportun...
- Cloud technology to propel growth in healthcare IT market By Dan Bowman | EIX System: […] a recent post to her Health Populi blog,...
- Hillary Clinton wows the HIMSS14 crowd of 20,000+ | Health Populi: […] pleasure of experiencing Bill Clinton...
- Laura Henze Russell: Best thing to do: get healthy, so you don't need ...