Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist and advisor at THINK-Health, a health consultancy she founded in 1992.
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.
July 25, 2016
Mortality rates have not improved, and obesity is on the rise, but there Is some good news.
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.
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."
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.
November 25, 2015
ONC has a 10-year plan for interoperability. For some observers outside the health IT sector, that may seem like too long to wait. But one vendor who's been "fighting the interoperability battle" for eight years so far says that sounds about right.
November 18, 2015
Healthcare organizations across all settings cannot help but hear the clamor to put population health management strategies into action. Although it's the next logical step towards accountable care, many providers are hesitant or simply lack the resources needed to get a sustainable strategy off the ground.
November 12, 2015
If patient-driven healthcare spending has arrived does that mean we're ready for digital health or healthcare insurance retail stores?
November 03, 2015
The speed at which technology is pervading the healthcare and life sciences industries means a patient-centric ecosystem of connected care is well within sight.
September 28, 2015
Penn Medicine's CIO reflects on IT moving from the basement to the boardroom, increasing vendor participants, engagement with the clinical community and the future point toward which the industry is headed.