Understanding how our purpose impacts patient insights is at the core of our business, and having a keynote speaker share her patient journey at our national meeting propelled our commitment forward. Stacy had us on the edge of our seats with her compelling personal story that integrated the role that imaging technology played in surviving her 5 year battle to beat stage IV cancer. Stacy‘s motivational message had such an impact on our team, that we invited her back to showcase the power that timely data and technology can play in a patient’s treatment. In recognition of her inspiration, we were thrilled to present Stacy with our inaugural Purpose Imprint Award. Stacy left an unforgettable, lasting impression on my team. She transformed our purpose on to the patient. Stacy is a trusted adviser for your patient strategic perspective, and I would recommend her wholeheartedly.
~Dennis Durmis, SVP, Head of Regions Americas, Bayer in Radiology
COVID-19 showed us that in the blink of an eye, any one of us could be a patient. I am familiar with the patient life. It's a world I've lived in since my younger son was born, and even more acutely since my cancer diagnosis. So when COVID-19 hit, I became a sought after expert on how to adapt.
Technology innovations arising from COVID-19 (including telehealth) have empowered patients to:
As an organization,
Because I've uniquely been on both sides of healthcare as an executive and a patient/caregiver, I understand how a high quality patient experience can contribute for a positive outcome. COVID-19 demonstrated that if your customers are patients, then everyone is a potential customer.
I am a healthcare industry veteran who is patient minded and caregiver inclusive. Is the patient voice clearly amplified in the work you do? Are you ready to transform your organization to meet the needs of the post-COVID-19 patient? It's critical to understand, now more than ever before, that patients are our true partners in success. I can bridge the gap between your team and your customers through implementing a patient focus. I will help you discover your why: to make a difference in patients' lives like mine.
The heroes in our healthcare systems are the clinicians, caregivers, and patients. But for too long we have arranged care just around the clinician and the clinic. COVID-19 has reminded us that we must get busy and refocus our system of care around the reason we are all in the business, for the patient and their families. Stacy is a unique voice because she is not only a healthcare executive, but a patient and the mother of a child who is dependent on the system. She is a passionate warrior for her family, for herself, and for the clinicians and caregivers battling for a better future every day. The more we can amplify her voice, the better we can design and build a system of care that serves the people we all serve.
Stacy's engaging style and willingness to share her personal battle with cancer demonstrated the importance of the patient connection to the work we are doing at Promega. Her passion for helping those affected by cancer navigate the healthcare system and speak knowledgeably about biomarker testing with physicians is transforming medicine. Stacy uses all forms of communication to stay abreast of new developments in cancer treatment, including published literature, social media, and personal connections to industry leaders, and she readily shares what she learns. We invited Stacy for an encore event at Promega due to the impact she made during her first visit. We knew there were more people in our company who needed to hear her message. Each time she was very careful to curate the right message for the group she would be meeting with. Having Stacy translate the day to day work of our teammates by giving it a face of a person whose life was saved by medical advancements changed the way we think about our work in profound ways.
Stacy Hurt is among the clearest voices in patient engagement, advocacy and access to care. As a champion for innovation that can improve the human condition - whether in technology, medicine or digital health - Stacy has unique and essential perspective. As a Stage IV cancer survivor, caregiver and expert in health payment systems, she recognizes the challenges that people with pressing medical concerns face and is able to give voice to their journey and need to be engaged in their care. As a HIMSS Influencer, she's an advocate for how technology meets medicine. She inspires!