When someone goes through a time of illness, it can be a stressful time for their loved ones both personally and professionally. Learn about how having a patient advocate by your side can help you and your loved one look out for their best interest and assist with navigating the confusing healthcare system.
About the presenter:
Krista Hughes is Chief Executive Officer of Hughes Advocacy, a private patient advocacy firm that helps patients and their families navigate the healthcare system and get the best medical care possible. Understanding that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., she founded Hughes Advocacy to educate patients, help reduce the incidence of medical errors, and assist others as they navigate the complexities of the healthcare system.
Hughes has nearly 20 years of experience working in the medical industry. Prior to founding Hughes Advocacy, she worked as a medical device representative in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle. Her primary focus has been in the operating room where she was exposed to various clinical situations and patient needs. This knowledge and awareness now influences her efforts to support others in healthcare matters.
With a “passion for patients” Hughes speaks, writes articles, and blogs about private patient advocacy and other health-related issues. These efforts are intended to educate consumers about how to better manage their healthcare and relationships with medical providers.
She is a graduate of the Auburn University and the University of Alabama. Her company, Hughes Advocacy, is based in Birmingham, Alabama.