Jane is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetings. She is represented by the Executive Speakers Bureau and Speakers Express, part of the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. This section of the website provides updates on where Jane will be speaking and attending conferences and meetings.
I'm based in London for a week in late November to catch up on face-to-face meetings and brainstorms with clients in London....great to be back in-market, especially focusing on the drivers of health, mental health, and challenging home economics for health citizens.
Working from and living in Brussels currently, I will be participating in the 2022 HLTH conference
from the Central European time zone. Stay tuned to my observations on the Health Populi blog, LinkedIn and Twitter (@healthythinker) as I touch base with attendees and innovators focused on health equity, drivers of health, and scaling public health for all health citizens.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the GoodRx team to share insights on the patient as health care consumer and medical bill payer, resulting in a "yellow paper" playbook you can download at this link.
The report offers calls-to-action for pharma, life science companies, med-tech suppliers, and the health/care ecosystem to support patients-as-payers as household spending crowds out health care spending in this era of inflation and financial stress.
I'll return to my EU home base in Brussels for the 4th quarter of 2023 to continue my work with European and UK-based health/care stakeholders as well as collaborations virtually with my US clients....
Having spent most of the first-half of 2022 living in and working from Brussels, Jane will return to the U.S. in late July to meet up with clients (and friends and family!_ until early autumn, then returning to the EU capital! You can continue to stay in touch via all the usual methods: email (via [email protected]
), via Twitter @Healthythinker
, on my LinkedIn channel
and of course, through the Health Populi
blog,. You know the THINK-Health mantra: Health/care is everywhere!
There are many reasons why people don't take medicines their clinicians prescribe for them; medication non-adherence is a long-time challenge for our individual health, public health, and health spending. In my latest post on the Medecision Liberate Health blog
portal, I discuss the context of drivers of health for prescription drugs and some solutions to addressing this perennial obstacle.
Molly McCarthy, Chief Nurse Strategist and national health care leader with Microsoft, discusses the growing omni-channel
, hybrid health care landscape taking off with a quote from Jane. #TelehealthIsHealth is our mantra this week and ongoing, supporting the growing concept and reality of care delivered "anywhere,"
"Are blogs still relevant in this era of TikTok and Instagram dominance?" Colin Hung asked Jane. Colin co-leads the #HITMC community (Healthcare and IT Marketing Community), convening the largest annual conference and social media network in the space. We brainstormed the answer which (spoiler alert) is "Yes"....provided you find your voice, speak authentically and with facts, and stay fresh along the way. Health Populi celebrated our 15 year anniversary over Labor Day 2022, so I share lessons learned in this conversation for which I'm very grateful.
While the OTC Hearing Aid Act was passed in 2017, it took a long and winding road via regulatory, health advocacy and marketing workflows to launch commercially in October 2022. Read my take on what health/care industry sectors can learn from the OTC hearing aid experience in the Medecision Liberate Health blog
Am so very grateful to the intrepid (and kind) Colin Hung, John Lynn, Shahid Shah, team at the Healthcare Scene, and Medigy for recognizing the Health Populi blog as Blog of the Year
(by an individual) at the HITMC awards ceremony on 11th May 2022. I've midwifed this site since 2007, writing over 2,600 posts in my own independent voice firmly focused on consumers and citizens, health care, and technology. This is a particularly appreciated award: my thanks.
The future of health/care includes a greater role for the pharmacist and pharmacy in Everyday Peoples' health and wellbeing. Rina Shah, Group Vice President of Pharmacy of the Future and Segment Strategy at Walgreens, and I look forward to brainstorming "How Your Pharmacist Is Making Healthcare Easier"
at SXSW 2023 in Austin. Here's a link to vote thumbs-up for our panel via SXSW PanelPicker. Thank you, and see you for the Health & MedTech Track in Austin in March 2023...
The report Tech Giants in Healthcare published by Bertelsmann Stiftung in Germany has much to teach U.S. health care -- increasingly tech- and data-driven, with risks for health disparities, inequities, algorithmic bias, and lack of inclusion. Jane's latest post for Medecision's Liberate Health blog
calls for Ethics-by-Design in U.S. health care tech innovations based on eight pillars for digital health citizenship.
Subhi Saadeh of Gilead Sciences and I brainstormed the state of health economics and health citizenship in the post-COVID, current inflationary era. We covered a lot of ground, reviewing the origin story of my book "HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen" written just before COVID-19 emerged, and subsequent learnings. Thanks for tuning in!
Deloitte has calculated that health inequities cost the U.S. health care system $320 billion every year. Jane discusses
this "tax" on American health care, a hit of $1,000 per U.S. health citizen, on the Medecision "Liberate Health" portal.
Jane discusses a new study from UnitedHealth Group
on the health status of older adults -- identifying exacerbating health status including early deaths, the doubling of drug deaths, rising obesity, suicides, and depression. Long-COVID symptoms are often overlooked by the health system, and loneliness and isolation spiked in the pandemic era. While there are some promising digital health innovations to help scale support and care to older people, we must stay design-ful, person-centered, and empathy-powered.
I'm grateful to team up with Bayer G4A to discuss social determinants of health and Democratizing Healthcare: Closing the Equity Gap
with a wonderful team of smart women from Cityblock Health, the Globe Liver Institute, and Grapevine Health. We'll discuss how digital can scale democratic access to health care for all -- as in the "4A" in Bayer's event name
Jane will discuss the impact of inflation and the post-COVID economy on health consumers, health care and prescription drugs on a webcast with GoodRx
What a wonderful, health-heady party this would be in real life: as one of 75 health care influencers
"to know and follow," how I'd love to get the other 74 in a room with me, life in person, to brainstorm, share Big Ideas, and catch up on professional hugs! This is one fun list if you're into health care tech, digital health, public health, and health/care futures. Grateful to be one of this crew.
CarePayment will host a webinar
during which Jane will brainstorm with health care stakeholders on the ongoing evolution of patients-as-consumers and -health citizens, facing greater out of pocket spending and more responsibility and opportunities to engage with consumers for financial literacy and well-being. This will be especially useful for stakeholders dealing with revenue cycle management, patient payments, and access programs. Register at this link.
Trust underpins public health and the economy, we've painfully learned (again) through the coronavirus pandemic. Jane unpacks the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer in a conversation with Lynn Hanessian, Chief Strategist for Edelman, in this edition of The TrustMakers podcast.
I am grateful to the Edelman team for inviting me to explore the results of the company's 2022 Trust Barometer in light of health, health care, and well-being for the world's health citizens. Here's a link to that essay,
which includes a positive, construction call-to-action for all health care industry stakeholders in how to re-build trust back with health citizens -- consumers, patients, caregivers, all.
"Much of the economic backwardness in the world can be explained by the lack of mutual confidence,” Nobel Laureate Kenneth Arrow wrote in 1972. Fifth years later (!) this phenomenon is demonstrated by the eroding trust in health citizens around the world with health care institutions, research, and public health authorities. I wrote an essay on trust and the health economy published by the World Economic Forum learning from the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer's special report on Trust and Health
I regret needing to cancel my participation at SXSW 2022....hope to collaborate once again in 2023!
I'm looking forward to spreading the digital health love at South-by-Southwest 2022 with sister panelists Dr. Geeta Nayyar, SVP and Chief Medical Officer of Salesforce and Maimah Karmo, President and CEO of the Tigerlily Foundation, brainstorming health engagement and tech. We'll be shepherded by Real Chemistry, guiding our discussion in the uber-dynamic SXSW digital health track.
Jane will be weaving the trends coming out of the HIMSS 2022
conference content and industry announcements. Expecting important updates for patient engagement and activation, interoperability, AI and data analytics, and how tech can help address risks borne by the social determinants of health.
is convening digital health stakeholders to share innovations and best practices this week. Jane will be mining the insights for key updates and trends that will reshape the health care ecosystem -- especially those engaging people in self-care at home and in communities, addressing health equity, and streamlining health care experiences.
Jane joined her longtime colleague and friend Nick Van Terheyden, MD on his Healthcare Upside Down podcast to discuss pandemic-inspired healthcare solutions and the need to build on them, from telehealth and virtual care to the health inequities and social determinants that people could (finally!) not look away from after the emergence of COVID-19.
Jane will explore health/care, everywhere, during #CES2022 being held in Las Vegas. I'm especially grateful to be kicking off the digital health summit's first panel, The Trend Barometer, delivering my key trends shaping health consumers in the new year.
Thank you, Software Finder, for putting me in the company of colleagues and friends Dr. David Feinberg, Colin Hung, Dr. Geeta Nayyar, Sherry Reynolds, Anita Samarth, and Dr. John Whyte as one of 7 health IT influencers to follow.
I had the pleasure brainstorming digital health and health citizenship with João Bocas, the Wearables Expert, on his podcast. We covered a lot of issues in a short time -- from the proliferation of new digital health services to social determinants of health, access, design, and why health citizenship is so important especially in the wake of the pandemic.
Looking forward to participating once again as a panelist for the fantastic Nurse Hack 4 Health hackathon on November 7th. This round, we'll focus on building a sustainable nurse workforce -- and what could be more important in this moment? Thanks to Microsoft, Sonsiel and J&J for their leadership and support of this event.
Thrilled to be cited by Pharmaceutical Technology in sharing insights on the Pew Research Center's work on health citizens' use of digital health technologies -- and especially peoples' interest in accessing their personal health data.
I'll be spending most of the fourth quarter of 2021 based in Brussels, working with health/care ecosystem folks throughout the EU and UK. This is a chapter of my life that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now ready to roll! You can reach me via all the usual methods: email and mobile phone and through the Health Populi
blog, of course. You know the THINK-Health mantra: Health/care is everywhere!
I'm delighted to share my digital-consumer-health perspective with attendees at the 2021 UCSF Health Awards,
the live grand finale being held on October 7 at the Mission Bay Conference Center.
I had a wonderful discussion with Sophie Park, one of my long-time sister mischief-makers in health care, on Digital Heath Today
. We focused this time on women's health in the COVID-19 pandemic and the different layers of inequities impacting women in the public health crisis -- in particular, the economic downturn as a "She-Cession" and how those pesky social determinants of health continue to keep too many people from achieving their civil right to wellbeing.
Some of my favorite health care colleagues and friends are on this list of 25 health care influencers, named by the company Loving Homecare. So glad to be sharing this social network space with my buds Dr. Geeta Nayyar, Susanna Fox, Lygeia Ricciardi, Nick Adkins, Dave DeBronkart, Halle Tecco, Jen Horonjeff, Joe Babaian, among many other individuals working to improve health outcomes around the globe.
Stacy Hurt, patient activist and social media guress for OSP Labs, invited Jane on her webcast to explore the state of patients and the health economy post-pandemic.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Nancy White, CEO of Inagene Diagnostics, about health care in a post-pandemic world. This link will take you
to the Inagene Healthy Helix podcast, covering our conversation about health economics, mental health and the new social contract, digital tech, and the future of health care...
HIMSS 2021 is postponed to August from February 2021, and Jane will be participating in the fabulous wonkiness as she has for over 20 years. It will be all health IT-all-the-time this week, and I'll be covering the innovations and learnings here on Health Populi
all week long.
Robin Raskin brought together 3 women in health care to dish on digital health and "fem-tech," tools focused on women and self-care healthcare. Her column in Techonomy Media mined the experience and insights of two builders of women's health communities, Jill Gilbert (Hello You Collective
) and Lygeia Ricciardi (Ada Rose
), along with me on the She-Cession and the pandemic accelerating women's needs for more health empowerment, access, and satisfaction.
I had a blast talking healthcare and Motown on DGTL Voices with Ed Marx, long-time guru in healthcare management and engaging host of this podcast.
HealthTech covered Jane's panel on "MeCare" at the 2021 American Telemedicine Association conference, noting the pandemic's acceleration of our homes as our health hubs and growing shift to self-care -- especially amenable for preventing and managing heart disease in a evolving omnichannel health care delivery system.
Adam Tanner, privacy advocate, interviewed Jane for his article on the downsides (and best practices) for consumers to book medical appointments online. Adam quotes Jane in his write-up in a June 2021 issue of Consumer Reports
I was so happy to re-join my pals on another webcast of The Health Care Blog Gang
, featuring our fab host, Matthew Holt, along with Lygeia Ricciardi, Rosemarie Day, and Jeff Goldsmith. What a fortuitous day to meet up, with the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act -- the focus of most of our hour-long conversation.
I'm looking forward to participating on a Roundtable discussing data generated on Google that shines a bright light on health disparities in the U.S. Black+ population -- a challenge that's exacerbated in the pandemic. We'll discuss that challenge and the opportunities for digital tools, broadband and health equity-by-design to make health/care better for All.
At the annual conference of the ATA (aka the American Telemedicine Association), Jane will brainstorm the concept of “MeCare” where personalized medicine meets health citizens across the care continuum, underpinned by information, digital health tools, and joyful health engagement.
Between 5-8 June 2021 Jane will join with others keen to collaborate globally (virtually) on big issues -- especially public health, social factors, a civil society, and health citizenship. We will all miss meeting in person in beautiful Cascais, Portugal....onward to collective health in 2021!
Those generous folks at the South-by-Southwest Festival for 2021 have shared access to keynotes and featured conversations, including the one between Jane and Dr. Michael Osterholm
of CIDRAP, the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. Dr. O is one of the go-to scientists in our challenging era of credible information on COVID-19, vaccines and vaccinations, and consumer behavior for good health citizenship.
Shawna Butler, nurse economist and innovation guru, engages with Jane in a wide-ranging conversation starting with the history of healthcare hackathons to the wisdom of nurses-baked into health care innovation, part of the See You Now podcast sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association (ANA).
Jane brainstorms how consumers, patients, and health citizens have been re-shaped by the coronavirus pandemic and what will persist after the long-tail of the public health crisis...
Jane will take part in the fifth International Vatican Conference to Unite to Prevent and Unite to Cure, bridging science and faith. We'll be informed by the COVID-19 pandemic, weaving in themes of spirituality, caregiving, innovation, digital and loving-they-neighbors, globally.
The coronavirus pandemic accelerated the role of and innovations in digital health, from smartphone apps for mental health to hospital-to-home developments. Jane will brainstorm these trends with EXPO-Health's community and what this means for the health/care ecosystem and especially for health citizens.
Jane's perspectives on "addressing the limits of connected health -- and breaking them" are featured in Withings' blog
site. In the great write-up by Antonio Iaccarino, Jane explains the beginnings of the Quantified Self and early era of wearable tech evolving to the broader health/care and data ecosystem powered by consumers' growing health engagement and access to broadband. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated these trends.
Jane will meet virtually with the CAQH team to brainstorm what health care looks like as the U.S. emerges from the Year of COVID (2020) through the Year of Vaccines and beyond (2021 onward).
In June 2016, Jane delivered a keynote to the Missouri Hospital Association in Branson, MO and the beautiful Ozarks -- my first time visiting that amazing musical town and area. MHA has invited Jane back to given an update on health consumers
in the wake of COVID-19 and what the transformations mean for the state's hospitals and health care providers.
If you want a taste of the SXSW experience, please meet up with my colleagues and me at the (free) W2O Group's Media Lounge during the South-by-Southwest Festival. You can check into the schedule of events and sign up for the happenings here
Jane is grateful for the opportunity to interview Dr. Osterholm
, a member of President Biden's COVID-19 advisory board and public health leader at CIDRAP, during South-by-Southwest 2021
. We'll be one of the Featured Speakers session for this important, timely conversation on "what's next" for the coronavirus pandemic in America and the world.
Jane had the opportunity to discuss the convergence of cancer treatment with patient-facing costs for oncology and the social determinants of health. Thanks to John Nosta of NOSTA Lab for shepherding this conversation on the Cancer Expert Now network.
In his Forbes
essay, "The Era of Health Citizenship Starts With Vaccine Confidence," W2O Group's Founder and CEO Jim Weiss explains Jane's model and call-to-action for health citizenship, accelerated in the era of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jane will brainstorm telehealth, healthcare access and health equity at ATA's EDGE conference
on 2nd February 2021.
Jane will moderate a chat on Twitter to brainstorm artificial intelligence in health care, in and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. I'll be joined by Microsoft's Tom Lawry (@TCLawry) on the tweetchat; Tom is Microsoft's National Director for AI, Health & Life Sciences. To follow our discussion, we'll use the hashtag #MicrosoftAI.
Without connectivity to the Internet, people have been hard-pressed to take on their full health citizenship
in the pandemic era. Grateful that Media Planet placed my essay on WiFi as a social determinant of health in a USA Today insert on 29th December 2020.
Every year, the American Hospital Association (AHA) publishes a health care forecast, FutureScan
. The AHA asked Jane to share her read on the consumer health care tea leaves for the new 2021-2026 publication, available through the AHA.
Las Vegas will be "everywhere" we are for #CES2021, the annual Consumer Electronics Show that convenes in LAS. I'll be brainstorming digital health with innovators, presenting my take on the evolving COVID-era health consumer, and covering the conference here on Health Populi
throughout the event.
Verywell and MM+M convened a group of stakeholders in pharma, marketing, and digital health to brainstorm opportunities for bolstering trust and empathy in health care communications and marketing. Jane was glad to be part of this conversation, sharing insights into post-COVID health consumers.
If it's January, it's time for the annual CES, the consumer electronics show, and updates and innovations on digital health. Jane leads a panel of three telehealth leaders -- Jason Gorevic, CEO of Teladoc; Iris Berman, VP of Telehealth at Northwell Health; and, Varsha Rao, CEO of Nurx -- to brainstorm how COVID-19 accelerated virtual care and what the future for virtual care looks like after the pandemic. Join Jane and the telehealth-trio on 12th January 2021 at 145 pm Eastern time to learn from this engaging and important conversation at #CES2021. You can follow Jane on Twitter @HealthyThinker throughout CES2021 to track her findings all week long, 10th-14th January 2021.
You're invited to attend the upcoming digital health event hosted by the W2O Group, convening as part of the annual (virtual) JP Morgan health care conference held each January. On 12th Jan., I'll be meeting up with an old friend and health care innovator, Dr. Scott Shreeve
, to discuss the state and future of Primary Care. Scott is the CEO and Founder of Crossover Health, which among other collaborations is "inside" Amazon's health care delivery system for employees and other organizations. You can register for the event at the link.
Jane brainstormed the concept of health citizenship, and how the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated it in the U.S. with Kerry Amato, Executive Director of Innovation at HIMSS. This is now live on the Accelerate Health podcast.
Jane will meet with the Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Consumer Medical Device stakeholders to discuss the home as the health hub. In the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have pivoted to doing all-things-at-home, when possible, from tele-work to distance schooling and home cooking...along with self-care and medical care. Jane will discuss implications for retailers and manufacturers of consuming-facing digital health tech to enable more self-care at home.
Jane will join fellow panelists to participate in the NurseHack4Health Hackathon to harness the innovative power of nurses and the global response to COVID-19.
Jane will participate in the Health Data Unbound conference, keynoting on Day 3 about how consumers have been re-shaped by the coronavirus pandemic, gaining confidence and experience with self-care at home in the public health crisis.
Jane will brainstorm the future of telehealth and evolving health/care consumers with the Consumer Healthcare Products Association's stakeholders as part of the CHPA Academy.
Jane will brainstorm the evolving health consumer toward health citizenship with the Medecision team.
The pandemic is accelerating patient-as-health-consumer trends, from personal digital transformation to seeking care at home -- the new health hub. Jane will share her evolving profile of health consumers in and beyond COVID19 with the Synchrony Bank/CareCredit stakeholders on 28th October
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association will welcome Jane to their annual meeting for the fourth time, to discuss the re-shaping health consumer in the age of COVID-19 and beyond.
Jane will discuss the health care consumer -- Amazon-Primed, digitally-transforming, value-conscious and DIY'ing health at home -- with the Novartis global leadership team.
Jane will convene with Surescripts Network Alliance stakeholders to discuss innovation in the context of the coronavirus and the pandemic's disruption which sets a table for opportunities to make health care better.
On 30th September, Jane will share insights into re-shaping health consumers at the annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. She will be joined by Robin Raskin, Founder and CEO of Living in Digital Times, for a Q&A session following her talk about how the pandemic is impacting consumers as health care, self-care, digitally transforming people...with implications for the vision industry.
Jane will share perspectives on health citizenship and U.S. health consumers with Jim Weiss, Founder and CEO of W2O Group.
Today, Jane will be in conversation discussing new data form Civis Analytics on the state of health insurance in the time of the coronavirus at noon eastern time.
The coronavirus pandemic resulted in over 5 million Americans losing health-insurance coverage, with 20 million expected to lose coverage by year’s end. Civis Analytics has polled consumers on their health insurance perspectives, and we will discuss the findings and implications as the nation approaches the annual insurance open-enrollment season. I look forward to the brainstorm led by Gil Bashe, Managing Partner, Global Health at Finn Partners, with John Nosta of NOSTA Lab; Chris Sloan, Associate Principal, Avalere Health; Crystal Son, MPH, Director of Applied Data Science and Healthcare Analytics at Civis Analytics; and, Dr. John Whyte, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, WebMD.
Jane has joined the Advisory Board of the W2O Group, leader in health care analytics-driven marketing and communications. Looking forward to help informing and growing the company in amazing directions to benefit patients, consumers, caregivers, clinicians and the entire health ecosystem!
The pharma industry is fast-evolving in the pandemic era, and along with life science industries, so are consumers. Jane will discuss the re-shaping health care consumer in the Age of Corona with the leadership team from Novartis.
Matthew Zachary, founder of Stupid Cancer and I'm Too Young for This Foundation, and my non-DNA-linked brother, is on his next journey podcasting and building a health media enterprise
. In this podcast, we go way, way back,
flipping the script with me interviewing him (well, when he let go of the reins), revisiting the early days of online patient communities, digital health, and our evolving friendship -- still crazy and loving after all these years. Hearkening back to the earliest Wisdom of Patients era evoking the names of Matthew Holt, Scott Shreeve, Amy Tenderich, Indu Subaiya, Adam Bosworth, Roni Zeiger, Susannah Fox, Amir Lewkowicz, Jack Barrette, Jamie Heywood, Benjamin Heywood, Halle Tecco, Jean-Luc Neptune, et al...
What a great combustible conversation! Shawn Nason, that Man on Fire disrupting health care in his daily mission and work, interviewed Jane on his Combustion Chronicles podcast. We covered a lot of ground, from health consumers and the COVID-19 disruption of our lives, liberties, and pursuits of happiness. The upside of the Great Lockdown and pandemic has led millions of Americans to better understand what can be lost, but ultimately found, through health political engagement. In a word: let's VOTE on November 3rd for health, health care, and loving our brothers and sisters.
As the coronavirus pandemic lengthens and economic recession continues in 2021, how will patients, consumers, and caregivers view the pharma industry? It's about trust and transparency, we discussed with Medical Marketing & Media
's editor, Marc Iskowitz.
Jane is quoted on the pricing of remdesivir for patients dealing with COVID-19, in the context of voices polled through the WEGO Health network of patient advocates. Jane has been a long-time collaborator with WEGO Health's network, and lauds MM&M editor Marc Iskowitz's working with them for this story.
It's a rare occurrence on any panel at a technology or health care conference, but Episode 17 of The Health Care Blog Gang webcast featured an all-female panel of awesome women working in health, tech and policy: Tina Park of Diagram, an innovative design consultancy; Dr. Grace Cordovano of Enlightening Results, a leader in patient advocacy; Shannon Brownlee, author of the amazing book Overtreated
and senior vice president at the Lown Institute; Jessica DaMassa of the WTF Health broadcast covering health-tech developments; Zoya Khan, our moderator who is part of THCB team; and me. Listen in to our wide-ranging conversation on key topics of the day -- Supreme Court rulings impacting women's health and healthcare, the pandemic, health care costs, the growth of the Livongo stock price, among other issues on the top of our minds...
Relevate Health Group is convening a virtual client conference with health care leaders where Jane will keynote the opening talk on the health consumer re-shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.
@HITMarketingPR convened their 2020 Awards ceremony virtually on June 30, 2020. Jane was grateful to receive the organization's kudos for Health IT Advocate of the Year. Thanks to @TechGuy, @Colin_Hung, and @ShahidNShah for your ongoing collegiality and friendship!
I'm honored and gobsmacked to be named to this list of the top 100 economist-influencers
in the world. I'm #53 on this list, after gurus like Michael Porter, Paul Krugman, Jeff Sachs, Joseph Stiglitz, Ben Bernanke, et. al.
Among the 100, there are 11 women economists of which I'm proud to be one.
What is the current state of vaccine development for COVID-19? And what are the key pricing and adoption challenges? Journalist Beth Snyder Bulik discussed these issues with Jane, quoted in the article on U.S. health consumers' growing concerns about taking advantage
of a vaccine for the coronavirus.
Jane will be donvene virtually with telehealth stakeholders to bolster the health care consumer message and opportunities at the ATA annual meeting that's -- appropriately! -- going online this year in the COVID-19 era.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) created a wonderful summary of CES 2020 in Las Vegas, which feels like nostalgic today in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's a link to the story, and at the bottom, a sweet reminder of my fellow authors and me, all featured in Gary's Book Club for #CES2020
. Happy memory!
Jane will brainstorm the future of health at the intersection of health care and technology with Lisa Suennen, Venture Valkyrie and Leader of Manhattan Digital and Technology Group
, and Dr. Geeta Nayyar
, prominent physician and nationally recognized leader in health care and technology, at AHIP’s annual Institute and Expo - virtual, on June 18th at 9 am.
Dr. John Whyte, CMO of WebMD, talk through the many fiscal impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on U.S. patients, and future prospects for health citizenship post-pandemic, featured on the "Coronavirus In Context" channel.
Lauren Scherwin of the Disney Institute and Sean Hand of KPMG hosted Jane on The Furlough Network
on 5 May 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic to brainstorm health (physical, mental and financial) and resilience on a Zoom-cast covering a host of Everyday Life challenges -- with frequent laughter along the way.
"COVID-19 is uncharted territory," writes Beth Snyder Bulk in FiercePharma
, "an unprecedented global public health crisis amid a global economic collapse. Consumers who already felt 'screwed' by increasing insurance deductibles and drug co-pays before COVID-19 are now under even further economic stress, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn said. From the consumers’ point of view? 'This is a public health issue and we're broke,'" I soberly noted.
Join Jane and the Welltok team during this AHIP-hosted webinar on how the Coronavirus pandemic is re-shaping consumers, with implications for health plans and health systems.
FeedSpot once again named Health Populi
a "Top 100" blog, website and influencer in health care.
Chris Boyer of TouchPoint media interviewed Jane on how COVID-19 and other factors are re-shaping U.S. health care consumers.
Jane will be meeting town hall-style, virtually, with the team at CAQH to discuss early findings on health consumers re-shaping in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Listen in on a very engaging, informative and timely discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Clayborne (@DrElizPC), Saurabh Jha (@roguerad), Ian Morrison (@SecCurve) and me (@HealthyThinker) led by Matthew Holt (@BoltyBoy) conducted on 9th April. We brainstormed where the COVID-19 crisis is right now and what it’s going to mean both now and in the near future.
Check out my interview with Kinsey Fabrizio, Vice President at the Consumer Technology Association, held live at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on 7th January 2020.
Carium is hosting a conversation where Jane will join long-time colleague and friend Jeanne Pinder, founder of ClearHealthCosts. We'll brainstorm patients and health economics (personal and macro-) in the COVID-19 pandemic era, led by Carium's Lygeia Riccidari and patient advocate Stacy Hunt.
Jane will join global leaders to brainstorm big ideas, discussing her concepts on moving from health consumer to health citizen as outlined in her book, HealthConsuming
. This annual meeting is held in Cascais, Portugal, convening thinkers in politics, finance, education, business, government, theology, science, and of course, health/care.
Gratified to be part of this list of 35 social media influencers in health IT which includes some of my favorite collaborators and fellow/sister mischief-makers!
As a member of HIMSS for nearly her entire career, Jane will once again attend HIMSS in Orlando for updates and brainstorms on new health tech for patients, consumers, and caregivers that bolsters self-care and the IoT of health for the home.
Once again, Jane is delighted to be a judge for the 2020 Microsoft Health Innovation Awards, to be held at HIMSS Annual Conference in Orlando.
Jane brainstormed the growing role of health care consumers at #CES2020 with Lygeia Ricciardi -- who's not only Carium's Chief Transformation Officer, but a long-time and cherished collaborator of Jane's. Here's a link to the video...
MM&M's Larry Dobrow interviewed Jane about her perspectives on how media is covering health politics, reform and industry issues in light of the upcoming 2020 elections.
Jane will meet with physicians and executives with Sharp HealthCare to brainstorm healthcare consumers and the future of health care delivery.
Jane will brainstorm health consumers and lead a consumer panel to spark live conversations about people-centered care at HealthSparq's client summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.
GlobalData named the top 10 influencers in health-tech including Jane along with nine other valued colleagues in the field. So gratified to be part of this great group of friends who influence me, too.
John Lynn (@TechGuy) and Colin Hung (@Colin_Hung) brainstorm what John learned at #CES2020 seeking digital heatlh goodness -- pros, cons, and wild cards. My book, HealthConsuming, was featured in the discussion, as John and I met up at the Consumer Electronics Show for our annual face-to-face at the big show.
The tea leaves aren't at all clear for health care in America for the next year....so I look at the tectonic forces of politics, society, technology and economics to sort out certainties, uncertainties and wild cards in this month's Medecision Liberation blog.
HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen
will be featured in Gary's Book Club at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA.tech), will interview Jane on-stage, host a book signing, and sell the book in the CES bookstore throughout the conference of 170,000 global attendees.
Once again, Jane will spend the week in Las Vegas at CES, the annual gathering of 100,000+ tech-loving folks, to focus on digital health and the growing IoT for health/care. Follow Jane on Twitter, in Health Populi
, and speaking at the event and the Digital Health Summit.
At the AHIP Consumer Experience and Digital Health Forum, Jane will co-present the results of HealthMine's 2019 Medicare Advantage survey of beneficiaries covering how older people look at their health care, health plans, digital health tools, social determinants and financial wellness. Jane collaborated with HealthMine on this important study into the perspectives of older health consumers with a call-to-action for more personal, social and connected health.
Health XL will convene global health ecosystem stakeholders in Lake Nona, FL, to brainstorm health care financing, social determinants, and consumers. I'll weave these together with a view on the many patient lenses on health care value and affordability.
Jane will provide a keynote address, From Health Consumer to Health Citizen - How Tech Can Scale Humanity
for health, with Microsoft's stakeholders in health care at their meeting in NYC. Jane will also participate in a lunch-time panel discussing results from McKinsey's 2019 study, Women in the Workplace
Jane will meet with TGaS stakeholders to discuss health consumers, digital transformation and commercial operations challenges and opportunities for pharma, biotech and other life science companies.
What a great list to be among these 19 health-tech influencers. They make for an engaging dinner party list! I have the best job in the world being able to collaborate with folks like these. Thanks, Scality!
It takes a village to address mental and behavioral health. Anxiety and depression are widespread co-morbidities with chronic conditions and new acute care diagnoses. How to deal? Get up-close-and-highly-personal with people via social determinants that matter to them, and make sure to bake trust into the process.
Following an amazing 2018 Liberation, Jane will return to emcee, trend-weave and speak at the annual client meeting of Medecision.
As part of Cerner's annual client meeting "Now/Next" in Kansas City, Jane will brainstorm the patient-as-the-payor and implications for health care providers at the meeting's Revenue Management Forum.
The GMDC Selfcare Summit is convening stakeholders in health, beauty and wellness, and Jane will be addressing attendees on 4th October on the patient-as-payor where Self-Care is the new Health Care.
Journalist Nathan Eddy interviewed Jane on her views into health clouds and how they can help manage social determinants of health data.
One of three CEO "fireside chats" at Health 2.0 2019, Jane will interview Josh Stevens, President of DayTwo, an Israel-HQ'd company involved in nutrition, gut microbiomes, and chronic health management. The company is in expansion mode in the U.S., channeling through payors and employers.
Jane will be on the main stage talking about her book, HealthConsuming
, in the context of the new wave of patient consumers. After her talk, she’ll join developers Rohan Dixit of Lief Therapeutics, Rachel Blank of Rory, Erin Trimble of 23andMe, and Amy Tenderich of Diabetes Mine, along with Health 2.0 Co-Founder and HIMSS Senior Advisor, Indu Subaiya.
RWJF will convene an Innovation Challenge focused on Home & Community Based Care and Social Determinants of Health, and Jane is grateful to be one of the judges of this exciting meet-up.
Jane will address Wellframe's Advisory Board, discussing digital transformation in health care with the patient, consumer and caregiver at the center.
The Doctors Answer curated a list to "get inspired" by 20 healthcare professionals changing the future of medicine. I'm gratified to be included with colleagues and friends like Dr. Eric Topol, David Harlow (one of my go-to health care lawyers), Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh, the inspiring Regina Holliday, and Dr. Bob Wachter, among others.
Jane's book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen, was named a top medicine eBook "of all time" by BookAuthority. We're in good company here with Dr. Atul Gawande, Dr. Ronald Epstein and others on this humbling list.
Marc Iskowitz, the Executive Editor of MM&M, invited Jane to the Haymarket Media studio in NYC on 6 August 2019 to do a live podcast on Twitter to discuss her book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen.
The wide-ranging conversation included Jane sharing why she re-tooled as a health economist, what she learned from advising a biotech on social determinants of health, and how Amazon has primed health consumers.
Grateful to GlobalData analysts for including me on this list of top health tech influencers, with many valued colleagues and collaborators: Sherry Reynolds (@Cascadia), Alicia Staley (@Stales), Eric Topol (@EricTopol), Joe Babaian (@JoeBabaian), Evan Kirstel (@EvanKirstel), and John Nosta (@JohnNosta), among others I greatly admire and hope to work with.
Jane is delighted to be invited to speak at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association's (CHPA) annual conference with health care marketers, convening at the historic Hotel du Pont in Wilmington. We'll cover the growing retail health ecosystem and opportunities for self-care, health engagement, and digital health in the expanding IoT for health/care at home.
Josh Slatko interviewed Jane for an article in PharmaLive
on a final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that will require direct-to-consumer TV ads for prescription pharmaceuticals covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price. A snippet of Jane's response: "HHS’ price disclosure plans don’t speak to personalized health or healthcare costs, given the fact that a retail list price for a prescription drug is not what the health consumer actually pays.“
We are grateful to be named a Top 100 blog and website to follow in 2019 by Feedspot - thanks team!
Jane will brainstorm health consumers and how "place" and social factors bolsters health and well-being, convened by CentraForce Health, at 2 pm on 13th June. Please join us for this webinar!
Jane will be brainstorming women, health and business at the Disney Institute Women's Leadership Summit, held in Orlando at the Happiest Place on Earth.
Jane will meet up with folks attending Omron's kick-off meeting for the Americas to discuss digital health and consumer engagement, in Lake Forest, IL.
Jane will brainstorm health care consumerism and "Amazon Prime-ing" at the Tea Leaves Health meeting on "Optimizing the Patient Journey" with stakeholders, at the beautiful Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. I'm thrilled that attendees will be receiving a copy of my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen,
thanks to Welltok and Teal Leaves Health!
Jane will once again be a judge for the Health Value Awards, at WHCC19 in Washington DC. The HVA are a joint project of Health Rosetta, the Validation Institute, and the Congress, recognizing health care organizations that consistently deliver higher value results, stronger health outcomes and/or lower costs than conventional approaches.
It will be a real treat to interview Dr. Toby Cosgrove on the big stage at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Telemedicine Association. Dr. Cosgrove was formerly CEO of the Cleveland Clinic and continues to be a force for innovation in health care.
Jane is addressing the 2019 American Telemedicine Association meeting today on retail health's potential to transform the future of healthcare.
Jane will brainstorm the patient-as-payer with VisitPay's provider clients during Becker's meeting in Chicago.
Jane will address WebMD's Vision 20/20 stakeholder community on the growing retail health ecosystem and the critical role of and opportunity for vision care for consumers. We'll also be discussing the growing role of data empowering health consumers with folks from Mad*Pow, Klick Health, UnitedHealthcare, Satisfi Labs, and Advent Health's Nicholson Center.
More consumers are taking on DIY self-care tasks to stay well and lower medical costs. Jane will address these trends and their implications for the attendees of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Conference in Boca Raton, FL.
Jane will profile consumers' approaches to beauty, health and technology at CosmoProf
, the annual global convention of the cosmetics industry meeting in Bologna, Italy. This international beauty fair attracts over 260,000 attendees and features the world's premier companies serving the health-beauty-wellness continuum.
Jane spoke with Brooke Chonko of Cerner on the patient- and consumer-facing innovations at HIMSS....and the importance of person-centered data and social determinants of health to fulfill the promise of technology for the home-as-health-hub. You can hear the beginning of Jane's podcast at the 8:05 minute mark if you want to skip to her segment.
Home is a low-cost site for health care and will be our health/care hubs in the not-too-distant future, I explain in this video of a conversation I had with the KB Home Projekt team in Henderson, Nevada, the week of CES 2019. I toured this new build concept home, baked with wellness in every room of the house, envisioned for aging-in-place and social communing. Watch the short video to hear my take on this emerging concept that can help lower medical costs while supporting people where they want to live and age well.
If you'll be at HIMSS, the premier annual conference on all-things-health-IT, let's meet up as I dive into new applications and implications for health consumers, patients, caregivers, and providers at Orlando's convention center.
I'm looking forward to collaborating with Microsoft on taking part in their annual Health Innovation Awards. This year, we'll be looking at developers in categories to engage patients, empower care teams and employees, optimize clinical operational effectiveness, transform the care continuum, and use artificial intelligence and machine learning. I'm always inspired by the many creative and innovative entries in this competition, who come from all over the world to participate.
Jane will be part of a panel on consumerization of digital health at HIMSS 2019 in Orlando. She'll brainstorm with Greg Orr from Walgreens, Nick Desai of Heal, and Peter Rasmussen from Cleveland Clinic.
Read MedCity News' coverage of Jane's conversation with Asheesh Saksena of Best Buy and David Inns of GreatCall who discussed their alliance to support people aging independently at home. Think: Geek Squad meets smart home meets home care and connected health. And don't forget about the potential for voice-technology, Inns noted...
The healthcare payor landscape is evolving, with public payors cover one-half of healthcare spending in the U.S. Jane will be discussing this transforming and challenging healthcare financing environment with stakeholders from Medecision, HIT innovators in Big Data, analytics, and engagement.
Feedspot put Health Populi on its annual list of 100 health blogs to follow in 2019. Thank you, Feedspot friends! Grateful to be part of this carefully-curated list of trusted sites for all-things-health.
If you're headed to CES to consider the future of health and healthcare, please get in touch so we can meet up. I'll be there all week, kicking the tires on shiny new healthcare things along with speaking, writing, and exploring connected health on and beyond the showroom floor...
Patients have morphed into health consumers, so they seek care, convenience,
and value in healthcare. That's why giants like Philips and J&J, and new entrants like Great Call and Best Buy, are all designing and positioning to meet that new health consumer's lengthening list of demands. Jane will participate on two panels at the Digital Health Summit in Vegas, baby, on Wednesday 9th January, to brainstorm this fast-evolving phenomenon.
Great to be part of one of Healthcare Analytics News' most popular podcasts of 2018. Even more grateful to have collaborated with Colin Hung, Dr. Geeta Nayyar, and John Nosta, with Dr. Kevin Campbell at the helm. We brainstormed (and often arm-wrestled) how healthcare providers must advance digital transformation, challenged by new entrants like Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and a host of smart, hungry developers keen to participate in the dynamic health ecosystem. Link to our discussion on this page.
Greg Mathews, founder of the DataPoint podcast, invited Jane on the line to brainstorm the healthcare landscape in the context of Facebook, Google, Amazon and other data aggregators. HINT: HIPAA doesn't cut it, and other themes, discussed on the link. Come listen!
Juhan Sonin of Goinvo, a leading health-tech design firm, launched the Open Source Healthcare journal. The first issue includes features by Juhan, Dr. Eric Topol, and Jane. I'm honored and grateful to be part of Juhan's network, and share his vision of Open Source Health/care -- that "we must set healthcare free."
In my interview with Larry Dobrow, I discuss a return to "trusted nodes” where scientific fact trumps fake medical news. Larry writes:
"[Jane] recalls a recent lunch with the head of Italy’s minister of health. 'There are algorithms in social media in Italy misinforming people about vaccines. So now you’ve got what amounts to the head of Italy’s NIH tweeting pro-vaccine messages, which can’t be a bad thing. In healthcare at least, we still live in a fact-based world.'"
Jane will discuss consumers' growing embrace of "mobile first" platforms and how people are engaging in health, nutrition and weight loss via digital and mobile tools at the 9th Annual Obesity Conference in Philadelphia.
was named a top 30 health IT blog by CDW, Thanks, CDW, for this great recognition!
Jane will be brainstorming food-as-medicine at the GroceryShop conference in Las Vegas.
Jane will be on a European healthcare advisory-and-speaking journey in October - 10/27/2018
Jane will be convening in Bologna, Brussels, London and Dublin with health/care industry stakeholders to advise and speak about health consumers, health policy and food-as-medicine. Stay tuned to Health Populi
for updates on learnings and insights gleaned through the journey.
Jane will be one of eight judges for the CHXD Commonwealth Design Challenge, vetting solutions to improve — even delight — consumers dealing with healthcare expenses, health savings accounts, and high-deductibles.
PwC's Health Research Institute interviewed Jane for research into their report on The New Health Economy in the Age of Disruption.
“In a value-based environment, the more pieces of the supply chain that you can influence, the more you can impact utilization and cost, driving a win-win across providers, payers and patients,” I told the PwC team, among other learnings.
Jane will be talking about how EIR Healthcare's MedModular hospital room can help bend the healthcare cost curve and exceed health consumers' expectations at the project launch in Boothwyn, PA, the evening of 2nd October 2018.
Jane will be talking about Slow Food and Slow Medicine in Philadelphia with leaders of Italy’s medical community - 10/03/2018
Jane's post on Slow Food and Slow Medicine celebrates her meeting with Walter Ricciardi of Italy's National Institute of Health and Dr. Cesare Galdini, President of the Institute Rizzoli in Bologna, Italy, visiting medical colleagues in Philadelphia. The meeting is hosted by the Consul General of Italy based in Philadelphia.
Jane will be brainstorming Healthcare, Everywhere, for hospitals and health systems, with stakeholders meeting at the IHHA's 2018 Leadership Summit being held in greater Chicago.
Following their merger, Jane will meet with the Board and key stakeholders of the combined Qualis and HealthInsight organization in San Diego to share insights about new healthcare consumers.
Richtopia's list of the top 100 most influential economists is out, naming me one of them once again. I'm humbled to be on a list with the likes of Stiglitz, Porter, Krugman, Frakt, and Sachs, among other mentors and gurus to whom I look for wisdom and knowledge.
Healthcare consumers are taking on more self-care tasks, engaging in retail health opportunities. Jane will brainstorm these at the GMDC conference on Health, Beauty and Wellness trends collaborating with suppliers to the industry.
Thank you, Feedspot, for naming Health Populi
one of the top 100 blogs on the planet! I'm in good company with my dear friends at The Health Care Blog, WEGO Health, NPR Shots, among many other go-to sources for health and wellness.
In an article called, "Trump coaxes big promises from big pharma," Jane is quoted on the recent announcements from pharma companies who are reducing certain prescription drug prices through the end of 2018. ‘This is not a policy, this is self-regulation – these are ad hoc agreements that are verbal and can change,’ Jane explained. Check out the in-depth analysis by Rebecca Trager.
Jane will meet with leaders from the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center to discuss future healthcare scenarios and the evolving digital, always-on, demanding consumer/patient in the health ecosystem.
Join Jane, Accenture's Dr. Kaveh Safavi and Brian Kalis, and Lisa Suennen of GE Ventures, to brainstorm Accenture's 2018 Health-Tech Vision. This will be the third year Jane has worked with this team to identify key trends and futures for digital health, and it's always an engaging, spirited session.
Jane will brainstorm the question, "Can Outside Disruption Save Healthcare?" on an expert panel sponsored by Healthcare Analytics News.
I am grateful to be doing a keynote at Mad*Pow’s amazing Health Experience Design Conference, sharing my perspectives on the ever-morphing health consumer - sharing new data on the empowered patient and the endangered wallet.
Jane will participate in the Aetna Foundation/US News Healthiest Communities Facebook Live meet-up to discuss the role of social determinants of health in our towns and families, live from New York City on Friday 18th May.
PwC will re-convene its exciting 180° Health Forum, bringing together innovators, investors, new entrants and thought leaders in health, enabling conversations in an intimate "salon"-style environment. Jane is grateful to be included once again in the mix, to discuss how to leverage digital business models and platforms to build better consumer experiences.
Jane will serve as a judge for the Health Value Awards, a competition help during the World Health Care Congress 2018 in Washington DC. The Awards recognize health care purchasers, brokers and suppliers who deliver higher value for the continuum of clinical and financial risk management. Categories for the Awards include lifetime achievers (featuring luminaries like the Leapfrog Group, Warren Buffett, et. al.
), outstanding benefit professionals, employers by size, payers and providers, among others.
Digital Health Today named Jane one of 40 top Twitter accounts to follow for digital health.
One 20th March 2018, Jane addressed the potential (negative) impact of patient data sharing and trust in light of the revelations about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica's misuse of Americans' personal information. The Society for Participatory Medicine has re-published the essay, to ensure that Society members stay mindful of the news in light of the group's commitment to full-on patient engagement.
Jane will be collaborating with Medecision at their client summit in Dallas to brainstorm what's possible for making healthcare better.
Peoples' last-best customer experience creates a new benchmark for their expectations. What's happening in retail and ecommerce is expected from the health care industry. Read how health care providers can leverage the enterprise health cloud for putting health into consumers' hands through well-designed apps in my latest paper written for Progress software.
For the fifth year in a row, Jane will be one of twenty Social Media Ambassadors at HIMSS annual conference in Las Vegas. Stay tuned to her tweets, LinkedIn updates, Huffington Post column, and daily Health Populi blog updates the week of 5th March 2018.
Information technology can support peoples' engagement and empowerment in healthcare. Jane posted a blog on the HIMSS website discussing the prospects for digital health tools and patient activation as part of the upcoming annual #HIMSS18 Conference, bringing together clinicians, payors, providers, innovators and patient advocates in Las Vegas.
I brainstormed consumers and healthcare with Saul Marquez, who hosts the Outcomes Rocket podcast, and the recording is now up and ready to hear. Saul and I covered a lot of ground on health care consumerism, digital technology, the healthcare industry, and health policy. Thanks for listening in!
Jane joined Fred Goldstein (@fsgoldstein) and Gregg Masters (2healthguru) on their PopHealth podcast, starting with value-based payment and moving into social determinants of health, digital health tools, and the post-CES/pre-HIMSS landscape for consumers and healthcare. Delighted to end on a joyful note, highlighting My Special Aflac Duck and Sproutel's innovative work on robotics, play, and kids' health. It's a fun and packed 30 minutes of digital health goodness with 2 valued colleagues of mine...
SAP gathered insights from various tech-and-health thought leaders for this publication, including Jane's on page 9. Read her thoughts on the non-tech challenges of implementing cloud computing, especially for health/care stakeholders.
Health care organizations recognize the importance of net neutrality in connecting health between providers, patients, and researchers. The George Washington School of Nursing picked up Jane's post on net neutrality written in response to the FCC's repeal of the rules.
Jane's paper on the opportunity for the enterprise health cloud to enable consumer-pharma engagement is live at the Progress website.
Jane will brainstorm digital health and "power to the people" (that is, patients, consumers, and caregivers) with representatives from J&J, Nokia, and Teladoc at the 2018 CES Digital Health Summit.
Meet up with Jane at CES in Las Vegas if you're attending. She'll be all-health, all-the-time at this conference, where digital and connected health grows bigger every year.
At CES 2018, I'm gratified to be judging the Fitness, Wearables and Health Devices category at Showstoppers. Stay tuned to new-new innovations I think will be empowering, enchanting and useful for health consumers, caregivers, and patients coming out of the show.
Thanks, Feedspot, for calling out Health Populi
as a Top 100 health care industry blog.
Grateful, thankful, and humbled to once again be named a Social Media Ambassador for the upcoming HIMSS 2018 Conference in Las Vegas, 5-8th March 2018.
The folks at Home Remedies for Life
named Health Populi
one of the top blogs "your body wants you to follow." They called us, "a great read for anyone who's looking for an in-depth look and knowledgeable read on healthcare." Thanks, Home Remedies!
Setting the context for a discussion on trends in food and eating in 2017, Nation's Best wrote, "Americans have always been fond of food. That’s no secret. But it runs much deeper than that, and there’s evidence to suggest that nearly all Americans are now foodies in at least some capacity. As Jane Sarasohn-Kahn explains in The Huffington Post, US consumers are taking a different approach to how they spend their hard-earned money. Rather than spending it on more “stuff,” they’re spending it on experiences, with food being a top experience-spending category." Check out their summary
of trends, including the closing of the historic Carnegie Deli in NYC, Junior's on Instagram, the blurring of breakfast and lunch, the importance of authenticity and provenance for food, and Millennials' major food-spending.
Jane will meet with the pharmaceutical and biotech clients of TGaS Advisors to discuss the growing market force of consumers in healthcare and implications for life science companies.
I've covered the broad healthcare landscape in my health economics advisory work. One of my earliest papers was The Economics of Treating Tibial Fractures
, co-written with Dr. James Heckman
of Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The publication celebrates its 20th year since printed in the Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Surgery
in 1997. The work has since been cited in dozens of meta-analyses and research papers since published, more in the past several years as value-based and bundled payment for joint surgery is being adopted.
Feedspot named Health Populi
a top 100 health blog for healthy living and better healthcare among the best health blogs on the Planet - thank you, Feedspot!
Feedspot named Health Populi as one of the top 100 health care blogs "on the planet." We are over the moon!
Jane will meet with grocery chain leaders in New York City to share perspectives on consumers seeking health and wellness at the grocery store in the expanding retail health landscape.
Jane interviewed David Vivero, CEO of Amino Health, on the main stage at the Health 2.0 Conference on 3rd October 2017. Here's MobiHealthNews coverage of the conversation.
Jane will meet, fireside-chat style, with Amino CEO David Vivero, at the 11th annual Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, CA. This will be a déjà vu
for us as we first met up at Health 2.0 early in Amino's start-up phase on a demo panel!
Jane will have a conversation with Microsoft's Chief Medical Office Dr. Simon Kos at the company's ENVISION meeting in Orlando, speaking about healthcare consumers and technology's role in health engagement.
Join Jane on a HIMSS-sponsored webinar on social health information technology and how digital tech can boost the social determinants of health.
I'm gratified and grateful that Onalytica named me a top digital health influencer, Here's the fun interview we did, exploring who influences me in and beyond health tech - from Dr. Atul Gawande to Pope Francis.
The Drug Store News feature on the future of the pharmacy features Jane's perspectives on health consumers taking on greater self-care at home and outside of the traditional healthcare system, supported by retail health -- in this case, the pharmacy and pharmacist who can support a patient managing chronic conditions in an integrated, continuous way.
I'm grateful to be recognized once again in the annual #HIT100 list of social influencers in the growing health IT community.
magazine spotlights what they call "the best of the best of bloggers and trendsetters in the health IT industry," and Health Populi
was named one of the 50. Thank you, HealthTech!
Jane will attend the AHA's Leadership Summit to be the keynote speaker at the Equity of Health breakfast, addressing the social determinants of health, health disparities, and opportunities to solve the challenge in America's communities.
In a live webcast, Jane will lead a panel discussion with Paul Daugherty
, chief technology and innovation officer at Accenture, Kaveh Safavi
, senior global managing director with Accenture Health, and Lisa Suennen
, managing director for GE Ventures. We'll be brainstorming the health/care implications of Accenture's 2017 Digital Health Technology Vision -- Technology for People
Jane will meet with the STRHS management and Board in lovely Captiva Island to discuss the state of health consumerism in America.
Jane was ranked one the top influencers in health by Onalytica once again.
Jane will share perspectives on new healthcare consumers in the Post-Trump health economy at the Western Operations Conference of Prepaid Medical Service Plans, made up primarily of Blue Cross & Blue Shield plans in the Western US and Canada.
Jane brainstormed healthcare consumers at the CVS Health Innovation Summit, and Drug Store News covered the event. Thanks to DSN and the Mack Elevation Forum for inviting me to speak at this great meet-up with consumer health, wearable tech, social network platforms, and CVS Health team members.
Jane will brainstorm new health consumers in a Post-Trump healthcare America at the CVS/Health Innovation Summit in Providence, RI,
Jane will visit with 211 San Diego to explore social care in the county and how this pioneering organization is using IT to integrate dozens of agency touch-points together for the benefit of San Diegans.
Jane will brainstorm the new healthcare consumer with Michigan employers, on behalf of Castlight Health/Jiff.
Jane is joining the National Advisory Council for the new Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at GWU, the first meeting of which will be 4-5th May 2017 in Washington DC. The mission of the new Center is to advance policy and health of the public through education, research, media and public forums.
Jane will brainstorm health care consumers with health plans and stakeholder clients at the HealthIntegrated EMPOWER meeting in St. Petersburg, FL's, historic Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club.
Jane's Health Populi
blog was named one of the top 50 blogs for leading a healthy, meaningful life, by BicomUK.
Jane will be researching the role of food as medicine for health in the world capital of Slow Food, Italy, and the growing evidence for food-as-medicine. Along the way, she'll explore the zero kilometre food movement, the Ospedale degli Innocenti hospital, those enterprising nuns who make aroma therapies, and take a few days of Easter and Passover holiday-days along the journey for some spiritual nourishment.
Jane spoke about health care consumerism with the trustees and hospital CxOs at the Kansas Hospital Association Critical Issues Summit. Here's a video clip summarizing the discussion.
The HIMSS 2017 conference held in February 2017 was like Disneyworld for over 43,000 health IT wonks (like me). Spectrum Enterprises interviewed Colin Hung, Maxwell Stroud, and me for our perspectives on the meet-up. Read what Colin, Max and I said (hint: patients, AI, risk management, and data security rank high).
Jane will lead a panel on the end of experts/crowdsourcing wellness at the adidas Future/Fit meet-up during the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival over the weekend of 10-13 March 2017.
Jane shared her perspectives during the #HIMSS17 health IT conference with the IBM Watson Health team, discussing the benefits of cognitive computing for personal and public health and healthcare.
Feedspot combed through thousands of health blogs and selected Health Populi
among the best of them. Thank you, Feedspot!
Jane will participate in the Financial Times
' Future of Healthcare Forum in NYC on 28th February 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Jane will meet with attendees at Kansas Hospital Association's Critical Issues Summit in Wichita to discuss the health consumer in America under President Trump's administration.
A long-time member of HIMSS, the largest health IT membership organization, Jane will be speaking about consumers and digital health, along with meeting with health IT innovators through the week of 19th February.
Administrative waste in American healthcare eats up as much as 30% of U.S. healthcare spending. Join Jane and Raynard Washington, PhD, MPH, Senior Manager of Research & Measurement at CAQH to discuss the latest findings of the Index Report which measures the health industry's migration from paper to digital transactions.
Jane was interviewed by NPR station KRCU in Missouri about the growing trend toward consumer DIY healthcare. “There is something big going on here, according to health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn. And it’s a lot more than a quick-y cholesterol screening. She calls it DIY – do-it-yourself – health care. Sarasohn-Kahn says we’re at the beginning stages of a big paradigm shift. New business models, phone apps and technologies like Fitbit make it cheap and easy for people to get for themselves much of what they to depend on doctors for. get for themselves much of what they to depend on doctors for."
Jane will meet with Louisiana's hospital stakeholders to brainstorm the growing role of consumers in the state's healthcare landscape and opportunities for hospitals and health systems in a post-Trump healthcare environment.
Jane will brainstorm the role of new health care consumers -- patients, caregivers, payors -- with the executive team of NHRMC in Wilmington, NC.
Jane will share perspectives on the new healthcare consumer in America at CAQH in Washington, DC.
Jane will be kicking the tires on all of the new digital health devices and spotting trends and themes through the first week of 2017, spending time with suppliers, experts, and thought leaders on all-things-health. Stay tuned for her tweets @healthythinker, posts on Health Populi
, and Huffington Post
columns throughout the event.
Jane will participate on a panel at the Digital Health Summit at CES 2017 on "Digital Health Delivers Personalized Power to the People"
on 6 January 2017. She'll collaborate with Dr. Bettina Experton, the CEO of Humetrix; Dr. David Fabry, the VP of GN Hearing and the ReSound digital hearing device; and, Dr. Shai Gozani, CEO of Neurometrix, making of the Quell pain relief device.
The digital health community will convene at the Gaylord Hotel in greater Washington DC to brainstorm innovations for consumers, clinicians, and the health care ecosystem. Jane will participate as a social media contributor and participant.
In advance of the Connected Health Conference in Washington DC, Jane weighed in on trends in personal connected health as a social media expert. My money quote: "We aren't yet at a tipping point for chronic disease management [via digital health tools]. We're still stuck in 'Fitbit mode' for wellness."
Paul Krugman of the New York Times is #1. I'm humbled to have been named #47 of the top 100 influential economists in the world. I'm quite certain that Thomas Piketty (#53) and Robert Shiller (#54) are more influential than I am. But as it's Thanksgiving, I'm grateful for the recognition!
Jane will be judging the WEGO Health Hero awards. Health activist members of the WEGO Health community are all heroes: this event identifies some of the most influential, creative and inspirational members across many categories.
Dr. Harm Scherpbier (of Jefferson College of Population Health), Mark Scrimshire (of CMS, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), Vincent Emanuele (of Wellcentive) and I will be on a panel addressing Population Health Informatics: Connecting Consumers to Care at the AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium in Chicago.
Jane will participate in a discussion about consumers and the new health economy with a team of other thought "provocateurs," hosted by PwC.
The 2017 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) will be previewing new-new things in New York City on 10th November. Jane will be meeting up with the digital health innovators and reporting out from the showroom floor, in Health Populi and The Huffington Post.
Jane will meet with members from the Virginia Hospital Association to share perspectives on the new health care consumer and implications for the state's hospitals, at the beautiful Homestead, Hot Springs, VA.
Jane's perspectives on women's role in healthcare is shared on TopLine MD, answering the question: "How can health IT help women reduce healthcare costs and improve the health of families?"
Jane is quoted in SHIFT Healthcare's eBook addressing the question, "what will healthcare look like in 2030?" Download the full eBook here on the SHIFT website.
Following Jane's talk with the West Virginia Hospital Association on 30 September 2016, Dr. Cynthia Persily, CEO of Highland Hospital in Charleston, WV, wrote her CEO blog post
about Jane's healthcare consumerism discussion.
Jane will address the WV Hospital Association on health consumers, digital health, and the growing retail health landscape, at the lovely Greenbrier resort.
Jane will meet with Vizient's hospital and health system members from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mid-America to brainstorm the growing role of consumers in the new retail health economy.
I've participated in the annual Health 2.0 Conference every year since its inception in 2007, and I'll do the same this year. Looking forward to learning about the latest digital health innovations, and moderating a panel or two.
Jane's talk with the Minnesota Hospital Association will be "Health Is Everywhere: Consumers and the New Retail Health," meeting at Madden's on Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN.
Walmart recently convened a Retail Health Summit in Bentonville, Arkansas, bringing together representatives from the broad landscape of retail health stakeholders. Jane keynoted the event, and her speech is summarized in this special report from Drug Store News.
Jane will be addressing CxOs at the Illinois Health and Hospital Association 2016 Leadership Summit in Lombard, IL, discussing The New Health Economy - Consumers at the Center.
Hear how clinics at CVS, Walmart, and other retail storefronts are compelling hospitals to re-think business models in the September 7, 2016, issue of Healthcare Finance News, featuring Jeff Lagasse's interview with Jane.
Food and exercise are the new medicine; loneliness is the new smoking; prevention is the new sustainability. Read seven pillars re-shaping health and healthcare, informed by my research and advisory work, in this informative supplement from Drug Store News.
An article I co-wrote in 1997 with Dr. James Heckman on the economics of using a novel technology to stimulate bone healing was quoted in a research paper published in the journal Nature
, Efficacy of Electrical Stimulators for Bone Healing: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Sham-Controlled Trials
. The section quotes, "The socioeconomic burden associated with bone healing complications such as delayed union or nonunion is substantial and includes direct treatment costs as well as personal and societal costs, such as lost wages, decreased productivity and delays returning to work."
Jane discussed the importance of and growing pains with patient ratings in health care with healthcare journalist Neil Versel.
Jane was interviewed by Drug Store News to talk about the future of primary care delivered in accessible, convenient, lower-cost, high quality settings -- central of which will be the community pharmacy. Read her remarks in this supplement to DSN, Retail Health 2027.
Jane will meet with hospital and health provider leaders from around Texas to discuss health care consumers at the state hospital association's governance conference, being held at the JW Marriott, San Antonio, TX.
For the fifth year in a row, Jane was named to the #HIT100 community, a crowdsourced list of health/tech people active in social media.
Jane will meet with the clients of Spirit Health Group to brainstorm the growing role of health consumers in the new health economy.
Jane will address members and trustees of the North Carolina Hospital Association at the NCHA Summer Membership Meeting, Pinehurst, NC, on the topic of health consumers driving The Triple Aim.
Jane will be addressing GHA members and trustees on consumers at the center of the new health economy.
Jane will speak to the THA on Health, Everywhere - the New Retail Health, in beautiful Sandestin, FL
Jonah Comstock details the Accenture webcast on 2016 digital health trends, during which Jane joined Dr. Kaveh Safavi to discuss the implications of intelligent automation, a liquid workforce, the platform economy, predictable disruption, and digital trust for healthcare providers, payers, pharma, and consumers.
On 28 June, 2016, Jane will join Accenture's Senior Managing Director Dr. Kaveh Safavi to discuss the company's Healthcare Technology Vision 2016 via live webcast from Accenture's Chicago headquarters.
, launched a transparency tool for prescription drugs to help people more effectively manage their pharmaceutical benefit plans. Jane is quoted in the press release, saying, "With patients bearing more out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, the new personal health economics are compelling patients to become informed health consumers. These consumers need transparent, easy-to-use, helpful information on the price of prescription drugs and therapeutic alternatives."
2nd Annual Venous Thromboembolism Advocacy Summit - 05/19/2016
Jane was named one of 40 Healthcare Transformers by Medical Marketing & Media magazine and will be awarded this distinction at MM&M's dinner on May 5, 2016, in NYC
Read my column about the Nokia + Withings merger and what it means for the Internet of Things era in health/care, in The Huffington Post, published May 2, 2016.
Read Jane's take on pocket issues driving patients as health care becomes more like retail in the April 2016 issue of Trustee, a monthly publication of the American Hospital Association.
Read the new report on the burden of global mental health from the World Bank and WHO, quoting Jane's report "The Online Couch" published by the California HealthCare Foundation.
Consumer Healthcare Symposium, NYC - 04/12/2016
A discussion with David Pogue with perspectives shared by Google, Pfizer, UnderArmour, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and WebMD, at Google HQ in NYC
JSK quoted in this article by Gabriel Perna - telemedicine can help patients save money compared with the cost of an ER visit.
MobiHealthNews covers my take on the growth of Digital Food from the March 11 2016 Health Populi post
Read my latest column in The Huffington Post - on how women "pay" more for goods and services until the day they die
Medical Marketing & Media
coverage of my report, Digitizing the Safety Net
, published by the California Healthcare Foundation
The Robert J Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) reviews our HIMSS 2016 session
LiveClinic cites Health Populi along with four other women-written healthcare blogs for 2016
My latest blog post at the Intuit Tax & Financial Center
Jane's Health Populi
blog was named one of the Top 30 health policy blogs
online (see #5 at the link). I'm gratified to be one of these 30 curated sites, which include some of my favorite and most-trusted sources for health services and policy research facts and evidence. Thank you, @FeedSpot!
For over a decade, Jane has curated the best ideas at CES, the largest consumer electronics show in the world, through here health/care, everywhere, lens. #CES2023
promises to feature even more innovations to help make healthcare, health, and well-being in our own hands, homes, and communities. Stay tuned to the Health Populi blog for my daily updates prior to, during, and following this annual meet-up chock full of digital health goodness.
I'm looking forward to returning, live, to the South-by-Southwest Festival to collaborate with my friends from Real Chemistry and the entire health ecosystem attending the conference. Stay tuned to updates here on Health Populi about what I'm learning and seeing at #SXSW23.