Population Health

"Under the AHCA, Medicaid is at risk of losing $880 billion in funding."

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 08:49 am May 09, 2017
The $8 billion allocations proposed with the AHCA would have to cover the 17.5 million people who could lose coverage with Medicaid cuts.

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, healthcare economist

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 09:46 am February 27, 2017
Results of two polls published in the past week, from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Pew Research Center, demonstrate growing support for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
HIMSS17
By Sue Schade 09:00 am February 27, 2017
There could be as many different wrap-ups on HIMSS17 as there were people there – over 42,000. No one sees the same vendor exhibits, hears the same presenters, or talks to the same people. There are conferences within conferences. So, here’s just one wrap-up – mine
Phoenix Childrens CIO HIMSS17
By David Higginson 08:18 am February 10, 2017
Entrepreneurs and upstarts in the show floor nooks and crannies are a great place to find new ideas, insights and technologies that foretell coming trends. 

Sue Schade blogs about her eye-opening trip to Cuba, where she caught a glimpse of the healthcare system in action.

By Sue Schade 08:28 am November 30, 2016
Healthcare is free at all levels for all patients.

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist and advisor at THINK-Health, a health consultancy she founded in 1992.

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 04:12 pm July 25, 2016
As patients learn to manage high-deductible plans and health savings accounts, convenience, accessibility and neighborhood connections are shaping patient's financial decisions.

Jane Sarasohn Kahn gauges the state of health In the U.S. today.

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 03:27 pm July 25, 2016
Mortality rates have not improved, and obesity is on the rise, but there Is some good news.
By Altarum Institute 10:13 am March 22, 2016
Despite the widely publicized successes of the Affordable Care Act, many rural Americans were forgotten by health care reform. Telemedicine is a critical tool for transitioning to value-based treatments, and to better serving rural communities.  
By David Macfarlane 12:19 pm December 16, 2015
Well before it became a catchphrase in health IT, population health was the province of academics who devised predictably academic definitions. Today, there are many more minds working on population health matters, which has created "a conflicting understanding of the term."
By Torben Nielsen 02:04 pm December 04, 2015
In November, CMS updated guidance that previously called for health plans to update provider directories on a monthly basis. Unfortunately for patients, the data is now only required to be updated quarterly.

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