Hughes Advocacy - Professional Speaker
Krista Hughes - Patient Advocate

I started Hughes Advocacy to help patients navigate the fragmented healthcare system to prevent a medical error or harm. I was personally affected by a preventable medical error.

I have been in the medical industry for over 20 years, and the past five, serving as a private patient advocate.  I gained so much wisdom, crucial information, and valuable resources that I have expanded my footprint to help as many as I can from medical harm. I now offer Healthcare Group Coaching and Speaking to audiences who are not interested in hiring a private patient advocate but wish to have the tools and resources to make better informed medical decisions.

My goal as a Healthcare advocate, coach, and speaker is to be your voice and put you back at the center of your healthcare! This is done through education and empowerment, which gives hope to the clients that I serve.

As a healthcare speaker, I provide my audience with relevant information, tools, and resources. I am also very involved with healthcare policy and will give the audience up to date information on the topics that I speak. Each speaking engagement is uniquely tailored for the audience to which I will deliver.

My typical audience includes academics (nurses and residents), corporations, and conferences.

Due to COVID, all speaking engagements and presentations are virtual.  Fees are negotiable.

Topics to Include:

  • Understanding your HIPAA rights and the importance of reviewing your medical records

  • Navigating Telemedicine and how to communicate effectively with your healthcare team

  • How to effectively use your patient portal to assist in making informed medical decisions

  • What is a Hospital Acquired Infection and how to prevent one

  • Primary Care errors - diagnostic errors affect 12 million Americans every year. Don't be a statistic.

  • What does it mean to own your own healthcare - putting the care back in healthCARE

Upcoming Events

  • Jun 27, 2018, 8:00 AM
    Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
    Clinical patient advocate Krista Hughes will discuss how you and your family members can effectively navigate the complexities of the healthcare system safely and efficiently, and save money.
  • Jun 26, 2018, 11:00 AM
    The Club, Inc, 1 Robert S Smith Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
    A time of illness is a stressful time for patients as well as for their families. Patients need someone who can look out for their best interests and help navigate the confusing healthcare system–in other words, an advocate.
  • May 14, 2018, 6:30 PM
    Emmet O'Neal Public Library, 50 Oak St, Mountain Brook, AL 35213, USA
    Clinical patient advocate Krista Hughes will discuss how you and your family members can effectively navigate the complexities of the healthcare system safely and efficiently, and save money.
  • Apr 02, 2018, 8:30 AM
    Bridgeworth Financial, 3800 Colonnade Pkwy #300, Birmingham, AL 35243, USA
    Baby Boomers are living longer, and the challenge is to keep up that trend by keeping them happy, healthy, and wealthy.
  • Mar 08, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    The Harbert Center, 2019 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
    Besides the women’s empowerment, there is another movement gaining traction. It is one that focuses on the patient as the game changer in healthcare.
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The longer you wait, the more it may cost. The sooner you start, the better your chances for success." - Advoconnection