Daniel Sherer

Mental Health (Isn’t There a Super-Creepy App for That?)

We here at medASTUTE are vocal in our support of proper mental healthcare and that includes a wide variety of resources.  From traditional types of care like counseling and therapy to medication and (especially) becoming a more informed patient/consumer, all these options, and more, should be available to all.  That includes new and evolving technology …

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The opposite of patient-focused? A cautionary tale for healthcare and other businesses alike.

Photo Credit: onsizzle.com Our company, medASTUTE, from its inception has championed a more collaborative approach to healthcare.  Not only do we want to drive down waste and inefficiency, but we want to help people to be healthier by being more informed and active “consumers.”  This is known in the industry as “Healthcare Literacy”.  But it’s …

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How long should medical debt haunt your credit report?

Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels Recently, Forbes[i] and other outlets have been reporting on upcoming changes to the way medical debt reporting is handled by credit bureaus. What does it all mean? Essentially, it comes down to three changes, which I’ll mention first and then break them down. Paid-off medical debt will no longer be included in …

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Why Health Insurance is NOT like Auto Insurance

Here’s a question for you?  Is “Health Insurance” the same as “Auto/Home-owners Insurance?” Well, they both contain the word “Insurance” so it seems like they must have something in common and (at least here in the USA) they DO have some similarities, but if you use the same mentality for both, you’re not just wasting …

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A personal story of the value of early screening

Here in the United States, March has been designated the month to raise awareness about a particular type of cancer, colorectal cancer, meaning cancer of the colon and rectum.  Currently, this is the FOURTH most common type of cancer in the US.  It’s not something most people talk about, except to make jokes or possibly …

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Some therapists don’t think you have a right to know

Credit: Photo by cottonbro from Pexels If someone tries to sell you something but can’t, or won’t, tell you how much it will cost… Should you be suspicious? What if you went to your healthcare provider, had a nice long consultation, allowed them to perform any test their training and experience suggested and even prescribe medications but …

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How NOT to retain employees in a tight labor market (or, “at-will” employment works both ways…)

Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels What if pretty much the entire team in one of your SIX hospitals’ Interventional Radiology (IR) departments found out that you were seriously UNDER paying them and decided to quit?  What if on the way out the door they offered to allow you to “match our pay to what others with our …

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“Do-it-yourself” or “Hire a Pro”: How do you decide?

Credit: Featured photo taken by Daniel Sherer Every day, whether running your business or just around the house, you’re faced with choices when you need something done.  In many cases, it’s so obvious whether you should take care of it yourself (assuming you don’t just ignore it) or get someone else to do it.  It’s …

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