Consumerism: Good for Business, Bad for Health? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 29

For the 29th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about healthcare consumerism and if it’s Good for Business and Bad for Health? This was an appropriate topic coming out of the massive (ie. 170,000 people) CES conference in Las Vegas where they have an exhibit hall full of consumer focused digital health solutions.

Here’s a quick preview of the questions and topics we cover in this episode:

  • What Did You See at CES 2020 That Impressed You?
  • Are These Consumer Health Products Just Lipstick on a Pig of Do They Actually Solve a Problem?
  • Where Are We Heading in Terms of Consumer-Like Conveniences in Healthcare?
  • What Didn’t You See That You Wish You Had at CES 2020?

In this episode we give a shout out to a book by our friend Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, @healthythinker on Twitter, called HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen. Her book was on the special Gary’s book club list that is featured at CES. As a health economist, Jane has her touch on the pulse of healthcare consumerism, so check out her book to learn how health consumers are changing.

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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.