health literacy

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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Financial Literacy Month

“National Financial Literacy Month is celebrated in April, which is a great opportunity for us to check and promote our financial situation and skills.  If you consider yourself illiterate in terms of finances then you are not alone!  It does not matter if you have just started earning or have been earning for a long …

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“Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win” (Book Review)

Background One of my 2021 goals was to get into the habit of book-reading.  I read three hardcover books and listened to one audiobook.  A marked improvement from last year – ZERO – ha! “Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win,” written by Marshall Allen, was …

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Financial Literacy From A Healthcare Point-of-View (Part 3)

“Each One, Teach One.” Better Late Than Never Let me preface this article by saying it’s long overdue. The reason? Let’s just say Life took me on a momentary, but necessary detour.  My pen, paper, and thoughts put aside, I proceeded on this unexpected journey.  Eventually, I would forget about the article…that is, until recently. …

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Financial Literacy From A Healthcare Point-of-View (Part 2)

Background image: Photo I took of my copy of Personal Financial Planning (Eighth Edition) Note: This article was originally published in LinkedIn on May 17, 2021. It is Part 2 of a 3-Part literacy series. A Seat at the Finance Table If you’re here because you read Part 1, I assume it resonated with you and …

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Financial Literacy From A Healthcare Point-of-View (Part 1)

Background photo created by rawpixel.com – www.freepik.com Note: This article was originally published in LinkedIn on April 26, 2021.  It is Part 1 of a 3-Part literacy series. Financial Lessons From A Gen-Xer In honor of Financial Literacy Month, I recently shared a TEDx talk from a young woman (Harsimran Chohan) about the importance of …

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The Ins & Outs of U.S. Healthcare Consumerism in the 21st Century

Note: This is the first in a series of “healthcare consumerism” posts meant to inform & educate the reader about the U.S. healthcare system.   Imagine a U.S. healthcare system where everyone is an informed, savvy consumer of medical services and plays an active role in purchasing and consuming those services. Sounds amazing, right? But …

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