Healthcare diy it's personal 10-7-12 body 20 san francisco jane sarasohn-kahn

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Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, health economist of THINK-Health and blogger at Health Populi talks about her personal health journey at the inaugural Body 2.0 meeting in San Francisco, October 2012, as part of the Health 2.0 Conference.

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  1. 1. Healthcare DIY: It’s Personal Body 2.0 San Francisco, 7 October 2012 Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA (Econ.), MHSA THINK-Health and Health Populi blog 1THINK-Health
  2. 2. The Journey Toward Healthcare DIY • Health = health care • Meet The Parents: Participatory Patients v1.0 and v1.5 • Meet Their Daughter, Jane, v2.0 • Meet Your Personal Health Ecosystem. 2THINK-Health
  3. 3. Listen to Dr. Benjamin, Surgeon General • “We cant look at health in isolation. Its not just in the doctors office. • “Its got to be where we live, we work, we play, we pray.” Source: Surgeon general discusses health and community, Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2011 3THINK-Health
  4. 4. THINK-Health
  5. 5. Polly and Chuck Sarasohn Wedding Day, 29 November 1942 5THINK-Health
  6. 6. Meet Polly and Chuck, b. 1921 6THINK-Health
  7. 7. Oak Park Schools Health Council 7THINK-Health
  8. 8. Polly, Chuck and Jane 8THINK-Health
  9. 9. Meet Polly, Participatory Patient, v 1.0 (1971-1979) • 1971: Diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia • Six month prognosis • Treatment: radiation and blood transfusions • Close relationship with Internist/Hematologist • Social network (offline) • Key relationship: Richard, the school librarian • Information seeking behavior: Index Medicus via microfiche (no Internet!) • Food=health: Adelle Davis, Let’s Get WellTHINK-Health 9
  10. 10. Meet Chuck, Participatory Patient, v 1.5 (1966-2007) • 1937: Diagnosed with high blood pressure • 1966: Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes • Dieted per doctor’s instructions; lost weight, managed diabetes via diet & exercise, no insulin until 2005 • A+ patient: collegial with doctors, adhered to Rx therapies • Remarried 1982, becoming “parent” of a dog (therapeutic relationship!) • Resilient social network (offline and online) • Lifelong history of heart disease: pacemaker, quintuple bypass • Worked full-time until 84 YO; developed CHF • 2-year revolving door to ER until his death.THINK-Health 10
  11. 11. What’s changed since Polly & Chuck’s versions of participatory health? • We’re learning to be health consumers • The New 2nd Opinion: checking Internet pre- and post-physician visit and diagnosis • Adopting mobile phones and tablets • Acting like food = health • Using social networks for health • Learning to partner with clinicians • > Participating in health  Body 2.0. 11THINK-Health
  12. 12. DIY Life 12THINK-Health
  13. 13. DIY Health 13THINK-Health
  14. 14. Activation/Motivation: 25th Anniversary 14THINK-Health
  15. 15. Meet Jane, Body 2.0 via HealthcareDIY Source: Jane’s personal health ecosystem, adapted from Institute for the Future work on 15THINK-Health Ecosystems of Wellbeing
  16. 16. December 2010 November 2011 Source: Jane’s scrapbookTHINK-Health
  17. 17. JSK Cholesterol, 2/11-1/12 Test Feb 2011 Jan 2012 Limits Lipid Panel Cholesterol, Total 188 178 100-199 Triglycerides 177 48 0-149 HDL Cholesterol 49 72 >39 Comment – According to ATP-III Guidelines, HDL-C >59 mg/dL is considered a negative risk factor for CHD (chronic heart disease). VLDL Cholesterol 10 mg/dL 5-40 LDL Cholesterol 96 mg/dL 0-99 Source: Jane’s PHRTHINK-Health
  18. 18. The 10 Commandments of Health Engagement Thou Shalt… 1. Find safe, decent health 6. Participate in treatment care 7. Promote health 2. Communicate with health 8. Get preventive health care care professionals 9. Plan for the end of life 3. Organize health care 10. Seek health knowledge. 4. Pay for health care 5. Make good treatment decisions Source: Snapshot of People’s Engagement in Their Health Care, Center for Advancing Health, May 2010 18THINK-Health
  19. 19. Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA (Econ.), MHSA Health Economist and Management Consultant THINK-Health jane@think-health.com www.think-health.com www.healthpopuli.com Blog @healthythinker on Twitter 19THINK-Health

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