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Jane Sarasohn-Kahn
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Now that US patients are paying a lot more out-of-pocket for healthcare, expect out-bound medical tourism to grow. Last year, VISA notes, 1.5 mm Americans left the country seeking lower-cost healthcare. Here's my take on this trend in The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-sarasohnkahn/getting-healtcare-on-vaca_b_12009918.html
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Out-of-pocket healthcare costs for older couples are lower than for singles. Why? Employee Benefit Research Institute finds it's all about home care and long-term/nursing care - where spouses and mates fill the breach (and bear the physical, social and financial cost burden). My take in today's Health Populi. Caregiving is a huge investment opportunity. http://www.healthpopuli.com/2016/09/20/older-couples-lower-pocket-healthcare-costs-older-singles/
It takes a couple to bend the health care cost curve when you’re senior in America, according to the EBRI‘s latest study into Differences in Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses of Older Single and Couple Households. In previous research, The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) has calculated that health care expenses are the second-largest share of household expenses after home-related costs for older Americans. Health care costs consume ab...
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Most hospitals now offer patients electronic access to their personal health information, as well as the ability to download and transmit it. But patient engagement tools vary by hospital size, with critical access and smaller hospitals extending fewer of these services to digital-service-hungry patients. My read on ONC's latest report into healthcare provider EHR adoption in today's Health Populi. http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2016/09/14/hospitals-offer-patients-electronic-access-medical-records/
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Consumers like the idea of telemedicine and digital health, but are looking for quality and privacy to be bundled inside - would rather shop, do banking etc http://www.healthpopuli.com/2016/09/09/consumers-seek-quality-privacy-tech-enabled-healthcare/. My take on Deloitte report on tech-enabled healthcare. 
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Most Americans value the role of electronic health records and health IT, but only one-half access when it's available online. More insights from the latest Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll: August 2016, in today's Health Populi. http://www.healthpopuli.com/2016/09/07/americans-say-health-important-not-well-used/
Most Americans say accessing their lab tests, health history, prescription drug lists, and doctors’ notes is important. But patients in the U.S. do not universally have access to their electronic health information, and nor do all those who can access their personal health information do so, according to the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: August 2016 from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). In yesterday’s Health Populi blog, I focused on the Poll’s...
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I had the opportunity to interview the Mandara Spa Manager Hannah Jean Taylor on Norwegian Cruise Line's Breakway to learn about the growth of medical tourism on the high seas. From acupuncture to Botox and Thermage, pain management and wellness all over the cruise ship -- here's my take on today's Health Populi. http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2016/09/01/medical-tourism-cruise-ship/
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Most digital health consumers, who link to the internet, mHealth apps and tools for managing health conditions say doing so has improved their health and lowered their healthcare costs. My take into the HealthMine digital health survey in today's Health Populi - http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2016/09/21/digital-health-consumers-say-benefit-connected-health/
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Employer-sponsored health insurance premiums reached $18,142 on average in the US, according to the annual 2016 Kaiser/HRET study into employer-sponsored health benefits. Employees' out-of-pocket costs continue to rise vis-a-vis fairly flat wages (notwithstanding this week's Census report on the "5.2% bump" in workers' pay). Read more about my take on this important survey in today's Health Populi - with good news about companies' growing support for retail health in the forms of retail clinics and telemedicine. http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2016/09/16/employer-health-insurance-costs-18142-2016-kff-study/
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Health and healthcare stakeholders come together at Walmart's Retail Health Summit - my take on this day of kumbaya for the healthcare consumer and self-care http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2016/09/15/healthcare-stakeholders-kumbaya-moment-walmarts-retail-health-summit/
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comScore's 2016 report on mobile apps is out. I've mined it for healthcare implications. Note, below, that the growthrate for use of Fitbit's app exceeds that for Uber, Tinder, Waze, and other everyday living apps. In today's Health Populi - http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2016/09/13/state-mobile-apps-2016-healthcare-implications/
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7 signs of the #retailhealth revolution goo.gl/mTvT4U My take on @DrugStoreNews report, based on a speech I gave at a meet-up of the largest health suppliers in the market and one mega-retailer. 
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More American voters see Hillary Clinton as "the" healthcare President than Donald Trump. My take on the August 2016 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll in today's Health Populi - http://www.healthpopuli.com/#/2016/09/06/americans-see-hillary-clinton-2016-presidential-health-care-candidate/
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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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  • Health Populi blog
    Blogger, 2007 - present
  • THINK-Health
    Principal, 1992 - present
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