Welcome to new Patient Representative Hilary Horlock

Working with the Supportive Care Committee
Welcome to new Patient Representative Hilary Horlock

Hilary Horlock is a Senior Enterprise Architect. She specializes in healthcare technology design from an end user perspective. Implementing technology successfully in complex health care ecosystems often comprised of large personalities and competing demands takes expert navigation skills, liberal doses of good humor, a keen sense of observation and refreshing honesty.

Passionate about improving the patient experience, this passion gained extra fuel and insight when she learned she had cancer in June of 2015.  For her work to improve the breast cancer patient experience, Hilary was awarded the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) 2017 Health Care Hero award. In addition to being a voice for change in the patient journey, she worked with patients and oncology professionals to publish the Patient-friendly Guide to Pathology Reports.

On my own personal cancer journey and listening to the experiences of other patients in the chemo and radiation rooms, it was clear that our lived experiences would be helpful to the researchers and scientists developing trial protocols. Patients can bring so much insight to the development of the trials and treatments, providing firsthand experiences on what happens to our bodies, our mental health and what’s important to us from a quality-of-life perspective,” says Hilary.

If you are working with Hilary please reach out to welcome her to the CCTG team.