Guest Blogger

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist and management consultant who has worked with every segment of health care stakeholder 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. She is a frequent public speaker and writer on the subject of health-technology, -politics and -economics.

Jane’s projects focus on the nexus of health care and technology – especially how technology can empower people to be stewards of their own health. Jane uses 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. She sits on the Advisory Boards of the Health 2.0 conference and on Emdeon’s U.S. Health Care Efficiency Index.

Jane wrote the seminal white paper, The Wisdom of Patients: Health Care Meets Social Media, on behalf of California HealthCare Foundation, in April 2008.

Jane holds an MA (Economics) and MHSA (Health Policy) from the University of Michigan. While Jane is passionate about her work, she is even more passionate about her family and home, Slow Food, and living a full and balanced life.

More about Jane can be found on the THINK-Health website and on the Health Populi blog.


Blog Posts by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

  • Integrating Health

    Integrating Health

    This week, the Institute of Medicine convened hundreds of physicians, patient advocates, and policymakers in Washington, DC, for the Summit on Integrative Medicine. Dr, Dean Ornish told the Huffington Post, “Integrative medicine uses the entire armamentarium, both traditional and nontraditional, to give an individual a full array of what they need to maintain and improve […]

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  • The Spirit and Health

    The Spirit and Health

    The World Health Organization (WHO) defines “health” as, “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” WHO published this in the preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization, finalized in 1948.

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  • Wealth and Health

    Wealth and Health

    On February 24, 2009, President Obama told the Congress, “The state of our economy is a concern that rises above all others. And rightly so….You don’t need to hear another list of statistics to know that our economy is in crisis, because you live it every day.

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  • Slow Food and Health

    Slow Food and Health

    In and beyond the U.S., there’s a global trend that “health care” is morphing toward health. In the U.S., this is a critical turn for the better given that health care consumes 17 cents of every dollar spent in America.

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  • Clothes and Health

    Clothes and Health

    Some background on JSK: Thanks to Cheryl Greene, I’ll be sharing some personal perspectives on health this week with you here on I’d already felt a part of the Dr. Greene family due to my own use of the portal back in the mid-1990s after becoming a new mother with countless questions about what-to-do-with-a-new-baby. […]

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