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 1992 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, bio/life sciences, providers, plans, financial services, consumer goods, advertising and communications, public sector and NGOs.
Jane focuses on the nexus of health care and technology applying the tools of environmental analysis, scenario and strategic planning, forecasting, and health policy analysis. Jane also writes the Health Populi blog. She sits on the advisory boards of Emdeon's U.S. Health Efficiency Index project, the Health 2.0 conference, UnNiched; and, advises several health/IT startups, as well as sitting on the advisory board of Blueprint Health. Jane is a member of the Washington Post's HealthcareRx Panel which responds to questions about health reform. Jane also advises Edelman's Health Engagement Barometer. Jane is a mentor with BluePrint Health, the NYC-based health start-up accelerator.
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. How Smartphones Are Changing Health Care for Consumers and Providers was published in April 2010 by CHCF. Her latest report on remote health monitoring, The Connected Patient, was published in February 2011. CHCF published Primary Care, Everywhere, Jane's paper on extending primary care beyond the doctor's office through novel retail health channels, worksite clinics and the home in November 2011. Jane is also a columnist for CHCF's iHealthBeat, where she writes about health policy and technology.
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, consumers and economics. While Jane is passionate about her work, she is even more passionate about her family and home, Slow Food, Botticelli and Picasso, big Tuscan reds, and living a full and balanced life.
More about Jane can be found on the THINK-Health website and on the Health Populi blog.
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