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Healthcare consumerism? Not so fast, Alegeus 2016 Consumerism Index finds. Here's my take in today's Health Populi, based on historic personal savings rates... http://www.healthpopuli.com/2016/06/30/healthcare-consumerism-not-fast-alegeus-finds/
Millions of U.S. patients have more financial skin in the American health care game. But are they behaving like the “consumers” they are assumed to be as members in consumer-directed health plans? Not so much, yet, explained John Park, Chief Strategy Officer at Alegeus, during a discussion of his company’s 2015 Healthcare Consumerism Index. This research is based on an online survey of over 1,000 U.S. healthcare consumers in April 2016. Alegeus l...
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It's Financial Wellness Day. Read my take on how Financial Health Matters - #FinHealthMatters  - in today's Health Populi -- http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2016/06/29/financial-health-means-baked-wellness/
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The potential for platforms in health and health care is tremendous. But one important factor that could constrain adoption is digital trust. Read my take on The Platform Revolution in healthcare in today's Health Populi. http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2016/06/27/promise-platform-economy-health/
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NPR reporter BARBARA FEDER OSTROV digs into my paper for California Healthcare Foundation CHCF Innovations on digitizing the safety net. They note my quote, from legendary CK Prahalad who taught me business at the University of Michigan decades ago, about "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid." Thanks, NPR https://lnkd.in/e2UdDQ9
A nutrition app may not be the top priority for someone who struggles to pay for groceries. But cellphones have the potential to improve the health of people with low incomes, if they can get them.
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Digging into PwC's latest forecast into medical trend (health cost growth) to 2017 - my take, with patients "behind the numbers." As costs moderate, specialty drug costs beyond Hep C may tick this forecast up. My logic in today's Health Populi - http://www.healthpopuli.com/2016/06/22/pwcs-behind-numbers-patient-stands/
The growth of health care costs in the U.S. is expected to be a relatively moderate 6.5% in 2017, the same percentage increase as between 2015 and 2016, according to Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2017, an annual forecast from PwC. As the line chart illustrates, the rate of increase of health care costs has been declining since 2007, when costs were in double-digit growth mode. Since 2014, health care cost growth has hovered around the mi...
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People first in digital health - Accenture has forecast five big trends in technology, and they play into digital health. Here's my take on the Accenture crystal ball, and a link to their webcast for June 28 where I'll sit with Dr. Kaveh Safavi, Senior Managing Director, Health Industry, to discuss the implications of this important report. http://www.healthpopuli.com/2016/06/20/primacy-people-healthcare-goes-digital-accenture/
Digital platforms and tools are fast-advancing in all industries, and especially in health and health care. But it’s people-first, and digital PLUS analog, based on Accenture’s latest forecast of five macro technology trends. The five forces are: Intelligent automation – 70% of health executives expect to invest more in artificial intelligence; Liquid workforce – 42% of health/care workers are expected to be contractors or free agents within orga...
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Love how shared @DivvyBikes kiosk in #Chicago sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois @BCBSIL says "health." And @DivvyBikes logo shouts #DIY!
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Color me well - the rise of coloring books for health, wellness, and meditation, in today's Health Populi - http://www.healthpopuli.com/2016/06/24/color-well-coloring-books-rx-wellness/
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Employers who sponsor health insurance are reallocating their spend - wellness spending is (selectively, surgically) down, with some targeted investments in generics for injectable drugs, standing desks, and investments in adjacent benefit components like financial wellness, social care (child care), etc. Companies are re-defining the health benefit based on consumers' own definitions of whole health - physical, mental/emotional, financial. See my read on the SHRM benefits survey, 29th anniversary edition, in today's Health Populi - http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2016/06/23/state-health-benefits-2016-reallocating-components/
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"The Breathless Choir" is a video that underpins Philips Healthcare's ad campaign to promote a medical device - but it's really supporting health, spiritual, mental, physical, emotional and social. Here's my take in today's Health Populi with a link to this wonderful video that I inhaled with great joy. http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2016/06/21/philips-left-breathless-video-breathless-choir/ PS -- this campaign won a Cannes Lions award this week for best campaign by a pharma or med device company. Well-deserved!
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Will the big box store become your health provider? I consider the growth of health costs, the rising of health care consumerism, and the role of community-based providers channeled through Big Box, grocery stores, and discounters. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-sarasohnkahn/the-big-box-store-as-heal_b_10508556.html
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The growing trend of physicians and health coaches prescribing foods. FoodRx, FVRx, and other food-as-medicine strategies in today's Health Populi. http://bit.ly/1UwVnqc
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  • Health Populi blog
    Blogger, 2007 - present
  • THINK-Health
    Principal, 1992 - present
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I advise stakeholders in health through the lens of a health economist. I'm a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, neighbor, traveler, art lover, Slow Food member, and quantified self'er passionate about peoples' engagement in health.
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  • University of Michigan
    Economics and Public Health
  • University of Michigan
    Economics and Journalism
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