Meet Casey Quinlan
Casey covered her share of medical stories as a TV news field producer, then got a breast cancer diagnosis five days before Christmas in 2007. She used her research, communication, and comedy skills to navigate treatment, and wrote “Cancer for Christmas: Making the Most of a Daunting Gift” about managing medical care, and the importance of health literate self-advocacy. In addition to her ongoing work as a journalist, she’s also part of the My Ideal Patient Experience consulting group, and is a popular speaker on healthcare system transformation from the ground up.
In 2013, Casey was invited to join the HealthIT.gov Consumer Empowerment Workgroup of the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC), and she was named an ePatient Scholar to Stanford’s MedicineX in 2013. In 2014, she participated in the development of the Patient and Family Engagement Roadmap, was identified as a patient engagement expert by the WHO, and returned to MedX as a panel presenter on the PFE Roadmap project. In 2015, Casey was invited to present at HIMSS Patient Engagement Summit, HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum, and DellWorld 2015 as a patient voice on topics from trust in the clinical relationship to data security issues in medical record interoperability. Her speaking calendar for 2016 includes Academy Health’s National Health Policy Conference, the 7th Patient Engagement, Education and Adherence Summit, the ePharma Summit, the Genetic Alliance’s Building Trustworthiness in PCORnet meeting, and Health Datapalooza.
Casey joined the Cure Forward Precision Medicine Advocates Program in July 2016.