The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation’s Patient Experience Council co-chair recognized among other renowned women leaders for achievements in advancing healthcare progress.
RESTON, Va. — September 15, 2014 — The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, in partnership with The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation, announces Kym Martin, MBA, CNC, CFT has been named as one of the 15 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2015. Martin is co-chair of The Sullivan Institute’s Patient Experience Council, an organization offering guidance to the healthcare industry on how to improve the consumer experience for patients and caregivers.
Disruptive Women in Health Care, an award-winning digital platform spotlighting women whose achievements and provocative ideas are advancing healthcare progress, annually names its list of top “Disruptive Women to Watch” for the coming year. Traditionally having focused on women who have broken new ground in health practice, research, technology or entrepreneurship, this year’s selections spotlight women who are shaping 21st century healthcare beyond those walls into legal, environmental and financial arenas as well.
Kym Martin is a three-time, 30-year cancer survivor who is passionate about enhancing the patient experience in healthcare. Martin is an appointed co-chair for the Patient Experience Council affiliated with the Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation and WEDI. The Patient Experience Council represents a collective voice of ePatients and eFamily Caregivers committed to elevating the patient experience from the patient perspective. They are charged with the implementation of the Patient Engagement recommendations set forth in the 2013 WEDI Report, a comprehensive document that the Department of Health and Human Services has adopted as the roadmap for the next generation of healthcare integration in the U.S.
As an ePatient, consultant and speaker, Martin has provided keen patient perspective for other various organizations such as the Defense Strategies Institute (DSI), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), HIMSS Connected Patient Committee and HIMSS National Capital Area chapter, as well as Health Datapalooza and mHealth Summit conference events.