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Jane Sarasohn-Kahn
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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.
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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Learning at the foot of the behavior change guru Dr. James Prochaska today at the Health Integrated EMPOWER conference. Empower, indeed! Here's my life blog published just now in today's Health Populi - http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2017/04/27/learning-health-behavior-change-guru-prochaska/ 

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The new toxicity in healthcare isn't a chemotherapy treatment or strong antibiotic: it's healthcare costs. Here's my latest look into financial un-wellness due to healthcare costs in the Huffington Post, now officially rebranded as "HuffPo." https://goo.gl/FBp51A

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Patient reviews on Yelp help - I dove into Manhattan Institute's research on "Yelp for Health" which finds that patient ratings on Yelp correlate to HCAHPS scores. This is more evidence on the power of patients and social networks. I hearken back to my 2008 report for California Healthcare Foundation, "The Wisdom of Patients," in the nascent era of PatientsLikeMe, Stupid Cancer, and WEGO Health. In today's Health Populi - http://www.healthpopuli.com/2017/04/25/consumer-healthcare-reviews-yelp-help/
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See telehealth and telemedicine mainstreaming in US healthcare. This week at the American Telemedicine Association meeting in Orlando, stakeholders will feel a difference - #telehealth is morphing into, simply, a healthcare workflow. In today's Health Populi - http://www.healthpopuli.com/2017/04/24/telehealth-virtual-healthcare-mainstreaming/ with nods to KPMG, Accenture, and the General Accounting Office. 

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Health care costs are a top concern for Americans whether Democrat, Independent, or Republican. More Americans are also having trouble paying for health care services, based on data points delivered in Kaiser Family Foundation's Health Tracking Polls. Here's my take, just days in advance of the second round of Trumpcare/Ryancare proposals to be voted on next week. In today's Health Populi -
http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2017/04/21/health-care-costs-family-values-issue/

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Driving safely is a social determinant of #health. @Honda recommends a #DesignatedTexter http://bit.ly/2o12B1m #SDOH #safedriving I noted a growing trend at CES 2017 among automakers and insurance companies moving toward health oriented messaging and products. Kudos to Honda. 

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Most Americans now favor some kind of national healthcare plan. If Medicare-For-All, it's 75% of Democrats, 58% of Independents, and 46% of Republicans. Read my take on this timely Economist/YouGov poll in today's Health Populi. http://www.healthpopuli.com/2017/04/20/americans-favor-flavor-national-health-care-plan/

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Seems #healthcare hasn't changed much in 500 years: still about #diet #surgery and #pharmacy. In today's Health Populi, I talk about my visit to the Biblioteca Medicea Laurentian, the Laurentian Library in Florence, learning about 16th century surgical methods, food-as-medicine, and mental health approaches. http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2017/04/18/diet-surgery-and-pharmacy-the-pillars-of-healthcare-for-500-years/

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The pharmacy as herbalist - an Italian prescription. Lessons for U.S. retail health from the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, in today's Health Populi blog - with a nod to CVS/health. http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2017/04/17/pharmacy-herbalist-italian-prescription/ 
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Eating Slow Food and connecting with Food-As-Medicine in Italy. My journey to the Sant'Ambrogio Market in Florence and the great Cibreo organization's Teatre del Sale today, with a nod to Michael Pollan, in Health Populi. http://www.healthpopuli.com/2017/04/14/slow-food-medicine-eating-italian/
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