Cancer is my career. I am a 30-year, 4x cancer survivor. I have endured four unique cancer diagnoses through three distinct stages of life and opted for three different treatment paths to manage my disease. With each new decade and diagnosis, came a greater degree of patient "wisdom".
I publicly share my personal story at healthcare meetings and conferences to pay forward the vast array of insights and workarounds that I learned in order to proactively manage my healthcare and self-care needs. My cancer journey traverses many paths and is a vehicle for (1) healthcare stakeholders to view the life of the complex patient with greater acuity and (2) patients to proactively assume greater responsibility for their health.
As a Patient Experience expert, I welcome the opportunity to connect with you about your interest in improving the patient experience from your organization's vantage point. My key areas of concentration for advisory and speaking engagements include:
Health and HIT Advocacy
Integrative Care Strategy
As an authentic speaker, my presentations cater to each specific audience I have the privilege of addressing. No two presentations are the same. My personal stories illuminate pivotal elements of the patient experience and inform healthcare stakeholders seeking to enrich their patient-centered initiatives and corporate strategy.
My Master's Degree in Business and track record of success as a Business Development expert enrich my well of patient experience intelligence and "wisdom". I am available in an advisory or speaking capacity to enhance the crucial work of your team and organization. I look forward to connecting with you on Twitter @kymlmartin or LinkedIn.