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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

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

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.
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!
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.
Nov
09
2017

Jane will be speaking with the TGaS Client Summit on health consumers 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.