Fourth of July sale on ALL online courses! You will receive one free hour of private patient advocacy services with Board-Certified, Krista Hughes with any package you choose. (Total value is $150.00)
Take Control of YOUR Health:
Online Classes for Patients AND Family Members.
Be the driver of your bus!!
See Below for the Class Schedule
SPACES ARE LIMITED!! Register NOW! Multiple packages are available to suit your needs.
Please call me if you have any questions about the online course. I would be happy to discuss the details and assist you in deciding which package would be best for you! 205-478-9829
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Hello, my name is Krista Hughes, and I am so glad that you are here!! My passion is the patients; so welcome!. Are you ready to save your LIFE and MONEY? This is the FIRST and ONLY online course in the United States that is made for the patient and caregiver!
Serving as a patient advocate for the past 5 years, I have helped hundreds of clients navigate the broken and fragmented health care system. During this process, I have taught them how to be proactive with their health and to have an active role in making informed medical decisions with their healthcare team. Through my guidance, I helped improve their patient experience, quality, and safety of care by teaching them how to own their own healthcare. This is my hope for you as well!
As a private advocate, I work one on one with my clients to help them navigate their healthcare journey. If this is what you are interested in, hop on over to the "private patient advocacy services" page by clicking here.
If you do not need a one on one private advocate but are interested in taking back control of your health, this is the place for you. I started these classes to expand my footprint to a larger mass by providing empowerment, tricks and techniques, proprietary resources, and the tools for you to be more engaged, independent, and take an active role in your health.
One of the many sayings that I tell my clients is, "This is your bus, and you are the one driving it! You make all the decisions about who is allowed on your bus and be along for the ride. This includes doctors, nurses, family members, caregivers, advocates, etc. We are part of your healthcare journey because
you chose us. At any point, if you are not happy with your care team, you can let them off at the next bus stop." I want my clients to take control of their health and be part of the conversation regarding their care. It is a relationship, not a dictatorship. Patients want to be part of the conversation.
The time is NOW to put the CARE back into your healthCARE!
* Disclaimer: If you would like to read my client testimonials, please click here. Hughes Advocacy is HIPAA compliant as we deal with private medical issues. Not all clients choose to disclose their personal medical information and make it public. Each testimonial is at the client's discretion.
Pre COVID, "preventable" medical errors were the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer.
Due to COVID, the healthcare landscape is predicted to get increasingly more harmful to patients in 2021.
Your health does not have a price tag, and once it declines or an error occurs, you cannot get it back. Your health is not something that you can replace at the store. This class is an investment in your health!
It can save lives!
Some reports indicate that medical errors can increase your health care spending by 30%. Not only are you paying more co-pays and see additional doctors. There could be out of pocket expenses like outpatient therapies, home health, or medications not covered by insurance
"Upwards of 200,000 people die annually due to preventable hospital errors, and when errors happen in the hospital, employers pay the price in more ways than one. Beyond the harm and suffering to your employees, employers and other purchasers pay an average of over $7,500 per hospital admission for errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Over 12 Million Americans are misdiagnosed every year. For some employers, the dollars lost to medical errors can represent up to 30% of their overall healthcare spending. Poor healthcare quality inflates employer health costs by at least a third, but most don't know it." per The Leapfrog Group.
My Dad recently suffered a stroke, and when I got the 911 call, I froze. Why? Because when a medical emergency happens to you or your loved one, it is emotional, scary, and overwhelming. I teach classes on what to do in case of an emergency. When a client calls me with an emergent need such as a stroke, I know exactly what to do and how to advise them.
It is hard to manage everything when it affects you personally; unless you are completely prepared! Luckily, I have all of my Dad's detailed medical information readily available in my "book." It helped me make critical, informed medical decisions for my Dad, preventing further harm. It doesn't matter how smart you are. You immediately go into fight or flight mode, and that is when a medical error can occur. It is critical that you are prepared. I am so glad that I was!
I teach you how to be prepared for any medical situation and prevent a medical error from happening to you!
My Dad's stroke was preventable! Also, the doctor wrote false information in his medical records and upcoded his medical billing. You can NOT trust the healthcare system!! It is a business and is financially driven. You are just a dollar sign!
I had the honor and privilege of being a guest on Mark Graban's "My Biggest Mistake Podcast." My "biggest mistake" was trusting the Healthcare System and the Leaders of the hospital. It is time for patients to stand up for themselves and get the medical care they need and deserve. My Dad will never get his speech back. And no one ever apologized. The podcast is below.
Below are some serious issues that I currently assist my clients in navigating. The statistics listed have been cited for worsening in 2021 due to the impact of COVID. DON'T BE A STATISTIC! My motto is to be proactive with your health, not reactive. I get so many calls after an error has occurred, and unfortunately, sometimes the harm is done, and I cant help.
Up to 80% of serious medical errors are due to MISCOMMUNICATION! Whether the communication breakdown is between physician and nurse or care team and patient
12 million Americans are misdiagnosed every year, and that statistic is on the rise for 2021.
75,000 people die from a Hospital Acquired Infection yearly
It is imperative for you to review your Medical Records for errors. The harm that can come from not correcting the mistakes can be catastrophic. Starting in April 2021, the United States' government will require health organizations to share medical records with patients electronically, free of charge. As of now, there is a fee. Once the mandate goes into effect, patients will be able to see doctors' notes and other information in their electronic medical record.
HIPAA violations prevent you from getting the care that you need and deserve. Violating these federal civil rights is a massive issue, and is one that occurs to my clients every single day. This is a huge concern and roadblock to your care.
Many people do not trust the Healthcare system. When an error or harm occurs to you or your loved ones, they deny, defend, dismiss, and intimate. New programs and courses are being implemented into the healthcare system to improve this behavior as it is a severe concern. This is the number one reason I am retained as an advocate by my clients. Put the care back in healthCARE!
These are just a few topics that I will teaching during the 12-week course. I will provide a new topic and strategy each week and keep you current on laws and rulings that impact your health. The sad thing is that the topics that I will cover are what I have seen, witnessed, walked through personally, and helped clients with over the years. I choose these topics as they are the most common and critical. Topic examples: HIPAA, informed consent, hospital-acquired infections, telemedicine, issues surrounding primary care for 2021, etc.
My goal is not to load you down with information but to offer a transformation so that you are in control of your health. The tools provided are proven strategies that I have developed over the past 5 years in working with my clients. Each session is based on real patient experiences and issues that we have faced with the health care system. I hope to prevent harm or even death from happening to you or your loved one. After my class, some of your takeaways for empowering you to take control of your health include:
Be prepared for any upcoming doctor's appointment or procedure, ensuring you are asking the right questions.
Have the tools and preparedness to handle an emergency when it arises.
Be an effective communicator with your healthcare team, especially for telemedicine calls.
Feel empowered, independent, and in control of owning your healthcare. Be the driver of your bus!
Being aware of how to prevent a medical error or a "never" event from happening to you or your family
By owning your care, you will no longer distrust, feel intimidated, or fear speaking up and building a relationship with your provider.
Navigating a hospital stay from start to finish.
How to efficiently utilize your patient portal and understand your medical care.
Understand your HIPAA rights and how to correct your medical records.
Learn how to find a physician based on your unique situation and diagnosis. Not your neighbors!
As Your Healthcare Coach, I will offer the following over the next 12 weeks
for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Packages::
There will be live weekly group calls. Each call will be 1 hour each. I will discuss a new topic each week for a total of 12 subjects. The topics will be relevant to what impacts patient care right now and will change to stay current with the healthcare landscape. (total of 12 hours). Calls will be recorded if you miss any.
Three live Q & A sessions, per month for 1 hour each (total of 3 hours) - Tier 2 only
Private Facebook group that will offer a safe place and support for those who feel isolated and alone; Your new Healthcare Tribe!
You will have continued access to the private Facebook group, resources/tools, and pre-recorded videos for one year of purchase date.
Proprietary resources to include downloads from my book (Total Value of $64)
You have the option to add 3 hours of private coaching to assist you with any medical situation in Tier 2 packaging.
Weekly tips, tricks, and tools necessary to make you a successful and healthy patient
Your own personal health care coach, someone that is in your corner! This is more than just a class.
Additional bonuses will be revealed when the course begins.
This course will be HIPAA Compliant, and a contract will need to be signed. This is for Tier 1 and Tier 2 packages only. If you have any questions, please click here to contact me.