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.
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!
Join Jane on a HIMSS-sponsored webinar on social health information technology and how digital tech can boost the social determinants of health.
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.
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.
Jane will participate in a discussion about consumers and the new health economy with a team of other thought "provocateurs," hosted by PwC.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Jane will be part of HIMSS 2018 digital health conversations, convening in Las Vegas.
Jane will be speaking about health, wellness, and health citizenship at the annual meeting of the Horasis community in beautiful Cascais, Portugal.