Greystone.Net Announces Judy Blackwell As 2015 John A. Eudes Vision & Excellence Award Winner
· Cares more than others think is wise
· Risks more than others think is safe
· Dreams more than others think is practical
· Expects more than others think is possible.
Judy Blackwell is Chief Marketing Officer Emeritus at Healthgrades, where she held responsibility for the overall Healthgrades brand, product marketing, communications and related strategic growth imperatives. Ms. Blackwell has been a pioneer in the healthcare and technology sectors with a track record for innovation and delivering results. In addition to her role at Healthgrades, she has served in leadership positions at Bloom Marketing Group, Finelight and WebMD, among others. At WebMD, Ms. Blackwell led product development and marketing for WebMD’s consumer sites which attracted over 60 million unique users per month. Her consumer innovations included WebMD’s second generation consumer community site which, in addition to moderated communities, for the first time enabled members to create their own community destinations. In addition she managed WebMD’s clinical products such as the Symptom Checker, Health Checks and Drug & Vitamin database and was responsible for the overall WebMD.com user experience as well as key cross network initiatives including inventory optimization and SEO.
Ms. Blackwell holds a BA from Duke University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a double major in Economics and French. She received her Master’s degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management.
"It is with great humility that I accept the John Eudes Excellence Award,” said Ms. Blackwell. “John and I shared a similar passion for the online healthcare sector and the deep belief that work only matters if what you do makes a difference. My life's work - to drive better health outcomes for patients - embodied the principles that John most believed in."
“We are very pleased to recognize Judy with the 2015 John A. Eudes Vision & Excellence Award,” said Kathy Divis, Greystone.Net, President and Co-Founder. “Judy’s career has been nothing short of remarkable. She is a pioneer in both healthcare and technology – from her leadership in the development of Avon’s first venture to sell directly to the consumer to her senior product development role at WebMD to her most recent stint leading market and brand development for Healthgrades – Judy has exemplified excellence and vision. Her ability to envision an online-enabled future and her commitment to excellence for her companies and their clients are reminiscent of John. And, her willingness to share her knowledge and mentor others further distinguishes her from peers. All were deciding factors in her selection and I am confident, John would be very pleased that Judy received this honor.”
About the Healthcare Internet Conference:
The Annual Healthcare Internet Conference brings together healthcare leaders from a variety of disciplines to collaborate and learn. It is two and a half days dedicated to healthcare Marketing, Internet and Web Technology featuring case studies from leading hospital and healthcare organizations from across the nation, general sessions to inspire and broaden thinking about the impact of new technologies, an exhibit hall filled with technology and service solutions, and numerous networking opportunities for healthcare executives, consultants and product and service providers. The 19th Annual Conference is being held November 9-11, 2015 in Orlando, FL. www.hcic.net.
Atlanta-based Greystone.Net specializes in delivering Web solutions for healthcare organizations. Clients include hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and health plans nationwide. In addition to Internet, intranet and portal consulting services, Greystone.Net offers a wide array of products and services to enhance the healthcare Web site. A detailed description of the firm’s offerings is available at www.greystone.net.
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