Health Economist/Management Consultant, THINKhealth
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist and management consultant who has worked with health care stakeholders in the U.S. and Europe for over two decades. Jane founded THINK-Health, a strategic health consultancy, in 1995 after spending a decade as a health care consultant in firms in the U.S. and Europe. Jane’s client base spans the broad range of stakeholders in health, including technology, pharmaceutical, providers, plans, financial services, advertising and communications, public sector and NGOs.
Jane’s projects focus on the nexus of health care and technology applying the tools of scenario and strategic planning, qualitative market research, forecasting, and health policy analysis. Jane is a columnist for iHealthBeat, an online publication of the California HealthCare Foundation, where she writes about health and technology. Jane also writes the popular Health Populi blog. Since spring of 2009, Jane has sat on the Washington Post’s HealthcareRx Panel which responds to questions about health reform posed by the newspaper’s editors. Jane also sits on the advisory boards of the Health 2.0 conference and Emdeon’s U.S. Health Efficiency Index project.
Jane wrote the seminal white paper, The Wisdom of Patients: Health Care Meets Social Media, on behalf of California HealthCare Foundation, in April 2008. Her follow-up paper, Participatory Health: Online and Mobile Tools Help Chronically Ill Manage Their Care, was published in September 2009 by the Foundation. Her white paper on the emergence of smartphones in health will be published on April 14, 2010.
Jane holds an MA (Economics) and MHSA (Health Policy) from the University of Michigan. Jane is a frequent public speaker and writer on the subject of health-technology, politics and economics.
THINK-Health is a strategic health consultancy founded in 1995 by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn
People are increasingly engaging in their own health, and in the health of their loved ones. A proliferation of online tools and apps are morphing the public into engaged health citizens. This talk will cover the drivers for health engagement (trust and authenticity, and financial incentives and “nudges”). Jane will then describe the landscape of platforms and applications that people are using to manage chronic health conditions, from patient portals and social networks to Twitter and smartphone apps. Her paper, How Smartphones Are Changing Health Care For Consumers and Providers, was published on April 14, 2010, by the California HealthCare Foundation.
Philadelphia 2010: Can eHealth professionals keep up with rapid evolution?