Grace Cordovano

Grace Cordovano

Role:

U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force 2021, Member

Board Certified Patient Advocate
Enlightening Results

Upon recognizing significant unmet needs and challenges in patients' experiences throughout their cancer diagnosis, Dr. Grace Cordovano, BCPA founded Enlightening Results in 2010. As the culmination of her life's experiential learning and education, Dr. Cordovano is dedicated to fostering personalized patient advocacy services, specializing in the oncology space.  She strategically guides patients & their carepartners through survivorship or end-of-life care planning with empathy, ensuring they are armed with the most pertinent, medically credible, easy to understand information and tools to make empowered decisions about their care. Dr. Cordovano is a champion for palliative care and clinical trials to be included earlier in cancer treatment planning paradigms. She amplifies the message that treatment planning must focus on treating the whole person, not just a clinical diagnosis. She is an advocate for leveraging digital technologies and data access to enhance treatment of the whole person in the context of life-altering diagnoses as well as for digital health and digital technologies to meet patients where they are.

With over 20 years of advocacy experience, she thoroughly understands the barriers patients face with information blocking and lack of transparency. Dr. Cordovano co-founded Unblock Health to empower patients and their carepartners to hold the ecosystem accountable and fight back against information blocking where patients are in their local communities.

Dr. Cordovano completed her Masters and Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). She is a board-certified patient advocate via the international credentialing of the Patient Advocate Certification Board. She served as one of 5 national e-patient ambassadors for the Coalition of Compassionate Care of California, a PCORI research project funded by the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award. Dr. Cordovano has been repeatedly recognized as Patient Advocate of the Year, most recently at the 2019 Health IT and Marketing & PR Community Conference Medigy Awards. She has been featured in StatNews, KevinMD, Tincture, The Healthcare Blog, US News & World Report, Kaiser News, etc.

Follow her on Twitter at @GraceCordovano.

Content last reviewed on March 15, 2021
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