Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist, advisor and trend-weaver to organizations focused at the intersection of health, technology and people. Jane founded THINK-Health after working with health care consultancies in the US and Europe. Jane’s clients span the health/care ecosystem: technology, pharma and life sciences, providers, plans, retail, financial services and consumer goods. She founded the Health Populi blog in 2007.
Jane advises on strategy via environmental analysis, scenario and strategic planning, and health policy analysis. She is on the advisory boards of CAQH’s U.S. Health Efficiency Index, healthBank, Onboard Health, Stupid Cancer, WEGO Health, and Women of Color in Pharma. In her community of Phoenixville, PA, Jane sits on the Board of The Clinic, a free clinic for residents. Jane is a frequent speaker and also contributes to the Huffington Post, Tincture and the Washington Post Health Care Rx panel.
Among many social media kudos, Jane and Health Populi have been named…
One of the Top Ten Health-Tech Influencers, GlobalData, February 3, 2020
One of 10 of the Top Health Tech Influencers of 2019, July 2, 2019
A Top 100 Health Blog to Follow, Feedspot, June 20, 2019
A HIMSS Social Media Ambassador, February 2019 (6th year in a row since inception)
A Top 100 Most Influential Economist in the World, Richtopia, September 2018
One of HealthTech’s 30 Must-Read Health IT Blogs, CDW, August 2018
A Top Twitter Account to Follow in Digital Health, March 2018
One of 40 Healthcare Transformers by Medical Marketing & Media, January 2016
One of Klick Health’s Top 41 Health-Oriented Social Media Influencers, May 2015
In Rock Health’s The State of Women in Healthcare, 2015, March 2015
One of Five Fierce Female Health Bloggers to Watch, November 2009
Jane holds an MA (Economics) and MHSA (Health Policy) from University of Michigan. Beyond her work, she is even more passionate about family and home, Slow Food and her local CSA, and living a full and balanced life. Follow Jane along with 28,000 other tweeters on Twitter @HealthyThinker.
Jane’s book, HealthConsuming™: From Health Consumers to Health Citizens, was published in May 2019. The book tracks the evolution of the patient to consumer and payor. As digital tools and retail health options proliferate the health ecosystem, HealthConsuming™ discusses America’s prospects for public policy and privacy laws to bolster health citizens’ access to health care, social determinants, and personal data protections.
The book was chosen for Gary’s Book Club at CES 2020 as one of the top nine must-read books in 2020 by Gary Shapiro, CEO and President of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) which annually convenes the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Jane has also contributed chapters in many books and is often-quoted in national and trade publications. Most recently, Jane’s chapter on “The New DIY Health Consumer” was published in Participatory Healthcare: A Person Centered Approach to Healthcare Transformation, published by Taylor & Francis Group in August 2016. This followed up Jane’s chapter on “Patients and Personal Health IT in the Era of Accountable Care” in the HIMSS’ book, Engage! Transforming Healthcare through Digital Patient Engagement, published by HIMSS in March 2013. Jane also co-authored the chapter “Old Media to New in Health: from Information to Interactivity,” with healthcare journalist Michael Millenson, in Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare, published by DeGruyter in March 2015.
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Jane’s book, HealthConsuming™: from health consumers to health citizens, was published in May 2019. The book tracks the evolution of the patient to consumer and, ultimately, payor, seeking transparency and empowerment to support the health consumer journey. As digital tools and retail health options proliferate the consumer’s ecosystem for health, HealthConsuming™ discusses America’s prospects for public policy and privacy laws to bolster health citizens’ access to health care, social determinants, and personal data protections.
Jane’s focus in meeting with groups in 2020 is to provide context and counsel for understanding, developing strategies for and supporting health consumers, patients, caregivers and providers in and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Jane is continually updating and tailoring content and insights for meetings as the Coronavirus pandemic impacts the entire ecosystem of health, health care, retail, technology, politics and social trends.
Key speaking themes are:
• How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Re-Shaping Consumers and Patients
• How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Changing the Relationship Between Providers and Patients
• Scenarios and Scenario Planning for U.S. Healthcare in the Post-Pandemic Era: What Could American Healthcare Look Like in 2021 and Beyond?
• The New Retail Health Era – Self-Care and Health Consumers In and After the Pandemic
• U.S. Health Politics: In and After the 2020 Election
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