The launch of Aetna‘s SmartSource portal is a pioneering effort to provide health plan enrollees with personalized information on costs, health risks, and medical information from electronic health records. The system uses data to generate a personalized profile such as the enrollee’s employer, age, zip code, and specific health plan information. Mash up all these […]
Say hello to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (GHWBI). This is intended to be a new generation of quantifying a person’s health in a holistic sense. If it lives up to its promise, the Index could help to transform health in communities. Gallup-Healthways are defining “health” broadly, based on the World Health Organization definition of health […]
Who do you trust? Edelman's Trust Barometer says "people like me," tech, life science, and banks — not insurance, media, or government
The 2008 Edelman Trust Barometer is out, and more than ever, people are trusting “people like me” more than they do institutions. This is the ninth iteration of this survey. The toplines of the past four years show an important change in peoples’ trust perspectives. In 2005, Edelman found that trust in ‘established institutions’ and […]
As part of a national conversation on health care the Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center is holding outside of Washington DC, the luminary health provider sponsored a poll into Americans’ views on health reform. The survey found that Americans are: Frustrated with health care Interested in getting ‘more involved’ in their own health care Distressed […]
Last week, I was fortunate to meet with a group of health providers representing some of the best-and-brightest, most innovative delivery systems in the U.S. The subject was innovation, and as I presented a forecast of scenarios for health reform, the conversation inevitably moved to the subject of how to manage health costs if/when we […]
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
- 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...