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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.

Past Events

Dec
08
2018

Are privacy and healthcare on a collision course? Listen to Jane’s point-of-view on the DataPoint podcast - 12/08/2018

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!
Nov
24
2018

The new Open Source Healthcare Journal launched by Juhan Sonin and Goinvo features Dr. Eric Topol and Jane in the inaugural issue - 11/24/2018

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."
Nov
16
2018

Jane is quoted in MM&M’s “The new influencers” on social media bringing fresh voices to the forefront of healthcare - 11/16/2018

  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.'"  
Nov
04
2018

Jane will share perspectives on consumers’ use of mobile and digital health tools at the 9th Annual Obesity Conference - 11/04/2018

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.
Nov
01
2018

CDW names Health Populi one of the top 30 health IT blogs - 11/01/2018

Health Populi was named a top 30 health IT blog by CDW, Thanks, CDW, for this great recognition!
Nov
01
2018

Jane will be brainstorming food-as-medicine at GroceryShop in Las Vegas - 11/01/2018

Jane will be brainstorming food-as-medicine at the GroceryShop conference in Las Vegas.
Oct
27
2018

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.
Oct
26
2018

Jane will be one of eight judges for the CHXD Commonwealth Design Challenge - 10/26/2018

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.
Oct
15
2018

PwC quotes Jane in “The New Health Economy in the Age of Disruption,” seeing patients “beyond the bed or the pill” - 10/15/2018

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.
Oct
07
2018

Jane will be keynoting the launch of EIR Healthcare’s MedModular hospital room in Greater Philadelphia - 10/07/2018

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.
Oct
03
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.
Sep
26
2018

Jane will brainstorm health consumers in a post-Trump healthcare America with the Illinois Health and Hospital Association - 09/26/2018

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.
Sep
23
2018

Jane will brainstorm healthcare consumers with the Qualis HealthInsight team in San Diego - 09/23/2018

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.
Sep
20
2018

Jane again named a Top 100 Influential Economist - 09/20/2018

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.
Sep
18
2018

Jane will explore healthcare consumers at the GMDC Health-Beauty-Wellness conference - 09/18/2018

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.
Aug
25
2018

Feedspot names Health Populi one of the top health blogs “on the planet” - 08/25/2018

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.
Jul
31
2018

Jane quoted in Royal Society of Chemistry journal on President Trump’s prescription drug pricing policy - 07/31/2018

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.
Jul
24
2018

Jane will brainstorm the future of healthcare and Amazon-primed consumers with Kaiser Permanente in LA - 07/24/2018

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.
Jul
19
2018

Jane will participate in Accenture’s live 2018 Health-Tech Vision Webcast - 07/19/2018

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.
Jul
12
2018

Can Outside Disruption Save Healthcare? Jane will participate in a video responding to this question with Healthcare Analytics News - 07/12/2018

Jane will brainstorm the question, "Can Outside Disruption Save Healthcare?" on an expert panel sponsored by Healthcare Analytics News.
Jun
28
2018

Jane will share her perspectives at Mad*Pow’s Health Experience Design Conference - 06/28/2018

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.
May
20
2018

Jane will participate in the Aetna Foundation/US News Facebook Live Chat on Healthiest Communities - 05/20/2018

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.
May
09
2018

Jane will once again participate in the PwC 180° Health Forum - 05/09/2018

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.
May
03
2018

Jane is a judge for the World Healthcare Congress Health Value Awards - 05/03/2018

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.
Apr
09
2018

Jane named a top Twitter account to follow by Digital Health Today - 04/09/2018

Digital Health Today named Jane one of 40 top Twitter accounts to follow for digital health.
Apr
04
2018

Jane’s post on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s Impact on Patient Social Networks and Data Sharing published by the Society for Participatory Medicine - 04/04/2018

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.
Mar
30
2018

Re-Imagining Healthcare with Medecision - 03/30/2018

Jane will be collaborating with Medecision at their client summit in Dallas to brainstorm what's possible for making healthcare better.
Mar
19
2018

How the health cloud can put care into consumers’ hands – my paper for Progress is now live online - 03/19/2018

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.
Mar
09
2018

Jane will be a Social Media Ambassador at HIMSS 2018 in Las Vegas - 03/09/2018

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.
Mar
03
2018

Jane’s #Engage4Health blog on health consumerism and IT is up on HIMSS 2018 Conference website - 03/03/2018

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.
Feb
18
2018

Jane’s podcast with Saul Marquez on Outcomes Rocket - 02/18/2018

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!
Feb
10
2018

Jane brainstorms digital health, value-based payment, and the post-CES/pre-HIMSS conference with @PopHealth Week podcasters - 02/10/2018

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...
Feb
03
2018

Jane featured in SAP eBook on the cloud opportunity for enterprises - 02/03/2018

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.
Jan
20
2018

George Washington University’s Health Cetera Picks Up Jane’s Post on Net Neutrality - 01/20/2018

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.
Jan
14
2018

Jane’s paper on health clouds for consumer-pharma engagement is live at Progress - 01/14/2018

Jane's paper on the opportunity for the enterprise health cloud to enable consumer-pharma engagement is live at the Progress website.
Jan
10
2018

Jane will convene a panel on consumers and digital health tech at the 2018 CES Digital Health Summit in Las Vegas - 01/10/2018

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.
Jan
09
2018

Jane will be a judge at the CES 2018 Showstoppers Event for Fitness, Wearables and Health Devices - 01/09/2018

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.
Jan
09
2018

Jane will explore the Internet of Things for health and wellness at the 2018 CES - 01/09/2018

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.
Dec
23
2017

Health Populi named a Top 100 Healthcare Blog by Feedspot - 12/23/2017

Thanks, Feedspot, for calling out Health Populi as a Top 100 health care industry blog.
Dec
08
2017

Jane named Social Media Ambassador for HIMSS 2018 - 12/08/2017

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.
Nov
30
2017

Health Populi named a top health blog “your body wants you to follow” - 11/30/2017

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!
Nov
28
2017

Jane featured in Nation’s Best trend discussion on food and dining in 2017 - 11/28/2017

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.
Nov
09
2017

Jane will keynote the TGaS Client Summit on the State of Consumers, Digital Health and Pharma - 11/09/2017

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.
Nov
06
2017

20 Years Since Publication of Health Economic Research into Tibial Fracture Unions - 11/06/2017

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.
Oct
31
2017

Health Populi named a top 100 health blog for healthy living & better healthcare - 10/31/2017

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!
Oct
17
2017

Health Populi named one of 100 best healthcare blogs “on the planet” - 10/17/2017

Feedspot named Health Populi as one of the top 100 health care blogs "on the planet." We are over the moon!
Oct
10
2017

Drug Store News Convenes Grocers on Health and Wellness - 10/10/2017

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.
Oct
09
2017

Jane’s interview with David Vivero, CEO of Amino Health, featured in MobiHealthNews - 10/09/2017

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.
Oct
04
2017

Jane will interview consumer health guru David Vivero, CEO of Amino, on the big stage at Health 2.0 - 10/04/2017

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!
Sep
27
2017

Jane will brainstorm the health/care ecosystem with Microsoft’s Dr. Simon Kos at ENVISION in Orlando - 09/27/2017

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.
Sep
27
2017

Jane will discuss IT’s role in bolstering the social determinants of health during an upcoming HIMSS webinar - 09/27/2017

Join Jane on a HIMSS-sponsored webinar on social health information technology and how digital tech can boost the social determinants of health.
Aug
26
2017

Jane’s interview with Onalytica is online - 08/26/2017

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.
Aug
24
2017

Jane interviewed in Drug Store News’ forecast on the future of the pharmacy - 08/24/2017

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.
Aug
08
2017

Health Populi and Jane once again one of the #HIT100 - 08/08/2017

I'm grateful to be recognized once again in the annual #HIT100 list of social influencers in the growing health IT community.
Aug
03
2017

Health Populi named one of HealthTech’s 2017 “must-read” blogs in health IT - 08/03/2017

HealthTech 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!
Jul
28
2017

Jane will speak on the ROI of the social determinants of health and health equity at the American Hospital Association’s Leadership Summit - 07/28/2017

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.
Jul
25
2017

Jane will lead a live webcast with Accenture on the 2017 Digital Health Technology Vision - 07/25/2017

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.
Jul
22
2017

Jane will be brainstorming evolving health/care consumer with Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Board - 07/22/2017

Jane will meet with the STRHS management and Board in lovely Captiva Island to discuss the state of health consumerism in America. 
Jul
10
2017

Onalytica ranks Jane in the Top 100 influencers in health tech - 07/10/2017

Jane was ranked one the top influencers in health by Onalytica once again.    
Jun
26
2017

Jane will be speaking about health consumers at the Western Operations Conference of Prepaid Medical Service Plans in Snowbird, UT - 06/26/2017

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.
Jun
15
2017

CVS Health Innovation Summit covered in Drug Store News - 06/15/2017

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.
Jun
14
2017

Jane will be speaking at the CVS/Health Innovation Summit - 06/14/2017

Jane will brainstorm new health consumers in a Post-Trump healthcare America at the CVS/Health Innovation Summit in Providence, RI,
Jun
02
2017

Jane will be brainstorming social determinants of health and technology with 211 San Diego - 06/02/2017

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.
May
11
2017

Jane will be speaking about healthcare at the Castlight Health/Jiff Employer Summit in Michigan - 05/11/2017

Jane will brainstorm the new healthcare consumer with Michigan employers, on behalf of Castlight Health/Jiff. 
May
09
2017

Jane will attend the kickoff of the National Advisory Council for the new Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at the George Washington University School of Nursing - 05/09/2017

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.
Apr
27
2017

Jane will be a keynote speaker at HealthIntegrated’s EMPOWER conference, St. Petersburg - 04/27/2017

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.
Apr
22
2017

Health Populi Named a Top 50 Blog for Living a Healthy, Meaningful Life - 04/22/2017

Jane's Health Populi blog was named one of the top 50 blogs for leading a healthy, meaningful life, by BicomUK.
Apr
18
2017

Jane will be exploring Slow Food and health in Italy - 04/18/2017

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.
Apr
02
2017

Jane talks about population health, healthcare, and the social determinants of health with the Kansas Hospital Association in this video clip. - 04/02/2017

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.
Mar
29
2017

Insights and trends from #HIMSS17 – Spectrum Health asked Jane - 03/29/2017

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).
Mar
13
2017

Jane will lead a panel on “the end of experts – crowdsourcing your wellness” at adidas Future/Fit, SXSW 2017 in Austin - 03/13/2017

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.
Mar
09
2017

IBM Watson Health interviews Jane on the benefits of cognitive computing in health - 03/09/2017

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. https://youtu.be/zrTm0xBB1wI
Mar
01
2017

Feedspot names Health Populi a Top 100 Health Blog for Healthy Living & Better Healthcare - 03/01/2017

Feedspot combed through thousands of health blogs and selected Health Populi among the best of them. Thank you, Feedspot!
Feb
28
2017

Jane will participate in the Financial Times Future of Healthcare Forum, NYC - 02/28/2017

Jane will participate in the Financial Times' Future of Healthcare Forum in NYC on 28th February 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Feb
24
2017

Jane will brainstorm health care consumers in the era of President Trump with the Kansas Hospital Association - 02/24/2017

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.
Feb
23
2017

Jane will be speaking at HIMSS Annual Conference in Orlando - 02/23/2017

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.
Feb
17
2017

Tweetchat with Jane and CAQH about administrative waste in healthcare, 2 pm on 16 Feb 2017 - 02/17/2017

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.
Feb
03
2017

Jane quoted in NPR station KRCU’s article on DIY healthcare - 02/03/2017

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."
Jan
31
2017

Jane will brainstorm healthcare consumerism under a Trump Presidency with the Louisiana Hospital Association Winter Leadership Forum, Baton Rouge - 01/31/2017

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.
Jan
20
2017

Jane will discuss health consumers and healthcare in Wilmington, NC - 01/20/2017

Jane will brainstorm the role of new health care consumers -- patients, caregivers, payors -- with the executive team of NHRMC in Wilmington, NC.
Jan
10
2017

Jane will be speaking about new health consumers at CAQH in Washington, DC - 01/10/2017

Jane will share perspectives on the new healthcare consumer in America at CAQH in Washington, DC.
Jan
07
2017

Jane will be at CES 2017 in Vegas 2-7 January (aka Consumer Electronics Show) - 01/07/2017

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.
Jan
06
2017

Jane will speak on digital health at CES 2017 - 01/06/2017

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.
Dec
13
2016

Jane will be a social media evangelist at the Connected Health Conference, Washington DC - 12/13/2016

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.
Dec
05
2016

Jane quoted in the Korean Journal of Medical Education - 12/05/2016

Jane's seminal research paper, The Wisdom of Patients, was cited in the article, Use of social media in education among medical students in Saudi Arabia, in the December 2016 issue of the Korean Journal of Medical Education.
Dec
01
2016

Jane weighs in on trends in personal connected health - 12/01/2016

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."
Nov
29
2016

Jane named one of the 100 Most Influential Economists in the World - 11/29/2016

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!
Nov
19
2016

Jane Is Honored to Be a Judge for the WEGO Health Hero Awards - 11/19/2016

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.
Nov
16
2016

Guest Provocateur at the PwC 180° Health Forum – Chicago - 11/16/2016

Jane will participate in a discussion about consumers and the new health economy with a team of other thought "provocateurs," hosted by PwC.
Nov
16
2016

AMIA, Population Health Panel, Chicago - 11/16/2016

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.
Nov
10
2016

Jane will be brainstorming digital health at CES Unveiled in NYC - 11/10/2016

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. 
Nov
04
2016

Jane quoted in MedCityNews on sleep apnea technology and economics - 11/04/2016

Jane is quoted in ResMed and Philips Respironics use new tools to boost sleep apnea mask adherence in MedCityNews on the growth of tracking sleep via apps, and the economic benefits of increasing adherence to CPAP use.
Nov
03
2016

Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, Hot Springs, VA - 11/03/2016

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.
Oct
22
2016

Jane shares her perspective on women, health and technology with TopLine MD - 10/22/2016

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?"
Oct
08
2016

What will healthcare look like in 2030? Jane quoted in SHIFT Communications eBook - 10/08/2016

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. 
Oct
07
2016

Dr. Cynthia Persily discusses Jane’s message on healthcare consumerism in the Highland Hospital CEO blog following her speech to the West Virginia Hospital Association - 10/07/2016

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.
Oct
06
2016

Health Populi chosen as a top healthcare blog of 2016 by CDW for third year in a row - 10/06/2016

For the third year in a row, CDW Healthcare chose Health Populi as one of the top healthcare blogs for 2016. See the complete list at the CDW website.
Sep
30
2016

West Virginia Hospital Association, Greenbrier, W Va - 09/30/2016

Jane will address the WV Hospital Association on health consumers, digital health, and the growing retail health landscape, at the lovely Greenbrier resort.
Sep
29
2016

Vizient Mid-American Annual Trustee/Physician/CEO Leadership Conference, Dallas, TX - 09/29/2016

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.
Sep
27
2016

Health 2.0 Conference, Santa Clara, CA - 09/27/2016

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.
Sep
22
2016

Minnesota Hospital Association 2016 Annual Meeting - 09/22/2016

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.
Sep
17
2016

Walmart Retail Health Summit – Jane’s keynote featured in Drug Store News - 09/17/2016

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.
Sep
16
2016

Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) Leadership Summit - 09/16/2016

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.
Sep
14
2016

Jane featured in Healthcare Finance News on Retail Clinics’ Growing Role in Healthcare - 09/14/2016

Sep
12
2016

Jane featured in 7 Signs of the Retail Health Revolution from Drug Store News - 09/12/2016

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.
Aug
23
2016

Jane cited in Nature magazine on the economics and value of medical technology – a blast from the past! - 08/23/2016

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 NatureEfficacy 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."
Aug
16
2016

Jane interviewed in MedCityNews about the growing role of social media in healthcare - 08/16/2016

Jane discussed the importance of and growing pains with patient ratings in health care with healthcare journalist Neil Versel.
Aug
08
2016

Jane is featured in Retail Health 2027 in Drug Store News - 08/08/2016

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.
Jul
29
2016

Texas Hospital Association Healthcare Governance Conference - 07/29/2016

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.
Jul
28
2016

Jane named to the #HIT100 for the 5th year in a row - 07/28/2016

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.
Jul
20
2016

Spirit Health Group, National Meeting, Miami, FL - 07/20/2016

Jane will meet with the clients of Spirit Health Group to brainstorm the growing role of health consumers in the new health economy.
Jul
15
2016

North Carolina Hospital Association, Summer Membership Meeting, Pinehurst, NC - 07/15/2016

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.
Jul
14
2016

Georgia Hospital Association, 2016 Annual Summer Meeting, Amelia Island, FL - 07/14/2016

Jane will be addressing GHA members and trustees on consumers at the center of the new health economy.
Jul
08
2016

Tennessee Hospital Association - 07/08/2016

Jane will speak to the THA on Health, Everywhere - the New Retail Health, in beautiful Sandestin, FL
Jul
02
2016

Jane S-K Featured In MobiHealthNews Coverage of Accenture Digital Health Trends Webcast - 07/02/2016

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.
Jun
28
2016

Accenture Digital Healthcare Technology Vision 2016 Webcast - 06/28/2016

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.
May
21
2016

Jane quoted in Vericred press release on health consumers and prescription drugs - 05/21/2016

Vericred, Inc., 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."
May
19
2016

2nd Annual Venous Thromboembolism Advocacy Summit - 05/19/2016

Philadelphia, PA
May
05
2016

MM&M Healthcare Transformers Award - 05/05/2016

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
May
04
2016

Battle of the Health Data Ecosystems, my latest column in the Huffington Post - 05/04/2016

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.
Apr
30
2016

The New Consumer, Viewpoint column by Jane, published in the April 2016 issue of Trustee Magazine - 04/30/2016

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.
Apr
21
2016

“The Online Couch” by Jane featured in World Bank/World Health Organization report on mental health, “Out of the Shadows” - 04/21/2016

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.
Apr
12
2016

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
Mar
29
2016

Quoted in “7 Reasons to Embrace Telemedicine” in Physicians Practice - 03/29/2016

JSK quoted in this article by Gabriel Perna - telemedicine can help patients save money compared with the cost of an ER visit.
Mar
26
2016

Gatorade shares more details on its smart water bottle - 03/26/2016

MobiHealthNews covers my take on the growth of Digital Food from the March 11 2016 Health Populi post
Mar
25
2016

Telehealth Can Bring Doctors Closer to Patients - 03/25/2016

Diagnostic Imaging journal coverage of my HIMSS 2016 presentation on the growing role of telehealth in healthcare
Mar
25
2016

The Gender Disparity of Taxes: Toys, Tech and Tampons – my latest blog in The Huffington Post - 03/25/2016

Read my latest column in The Huffington Post - on how women "pay" more for goods and services until the day they die
Mar
24
2016

Developers should consider products that serve the underserved, report finds - 03/24/2016

Medical Marketing & Media coverage of my report, Digitizing the Safety Net, published by the California Healthcare Foundation
Mar
24
2016

Telehealth Can Bring Doctors Closer to Patients – review of our HIMSS 2016 session - 03/24/2016

The Robert J Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) reviews our HIMSS 2016 session
Mar
23
2016

Health Populi and Jane S-K Named One of Five Women Healthcare Bloggers for 2016 - 03/23/2016

LiveClinic cites Health Populi along with four other women-written healthcare blogs for 2016
Mar
18
2016

Financial Health and Food – Connecting the Dots - 03/18/2016

My latest blog post at the Intuit Tax & Financial Center

Upcoming Events

Jan
09
2019

Retail is the new black in healthcare – Jane will participate in a morning with healthcare leaders and retail health at the 2019 Digital Health Summit at CES - 01/09/2019

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.
Jan
14
2019

Jane will be brainstorming the future of digital health at CES 2019 in Las Vegas - 01/14/2019

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...
Feb
14
2019

Jane will be exploring health consumers and health IT at HIMSS 2019 - 02/14/2019

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.
Feb
14
2019

Jane will be a judge for the Microsoft Health Innovation Awards once again, held at HIMSS 2019 - 02/14/2019

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.