One day in and March Madness has ensued, already proving why it is one of the best sports events of the year. Filling out the bracket. Pulling for the underdog. Buzzer beaters. The nearly 10 years of a spotless record against my dear husband. I love it all.
Glamour, glitz, great people watching and learning a little bit about all of the movies I wish I had seen over the past year. That’s what I look forward to on Oscar night. And Sunday night was no disappointment. But I was struck by something while listening to the acceptance speeches for Best Actress and Best Actor that should not be lost on us all. The Oscars shined a light on disease and the power of individual patient stories.
The same principles I applied to prepare for my vacation apply to organizations seeking to advance priorities and to make an impact. At HCM, we have helped organizations understand their landscape, recognize gaps that present opportunities for engagement, and determine the most effective tools and strategies to employ to advance their goals.
There were more than a few memorable and important achievements for patients during the FDA virtual meeting with the diabetes community this week. More than 1,000 people registered to watch and listen. More than 7,000 people filled out an online survey to tell the FDA how diabetes impacts their daily lives and what they want to see in new drugs and devices.