April Boyd, Senior Clinical Content Developer at Carevive, is a registered nurse with many years of oncology experience. Boyd understands what it takes to achieve better patient outcomes. She worked as an outpatient oncology nurse and research nurse for gastrointestinal cancers at MD Anderson in Houston. She spoke with Tyler Kern about her experiences and what brought her to Carevive.
Boyd joined Carevive in 2019 in content development to help build the company’s remote symptom monitoring and management practice. She did not intend to focus on oncology, but the fantastic people she met in the field and the oncology practitioners’ approach to patient care and treatment resonated with her. .
Boyd’s role at Carevive may differ from her days as a nurse, but it’s no less rewarding. “It’s super interesting to me,” Boyd said. “It always makes me want to take the things we do well and figure out how to do them even better.” Boyd recognized gaps in care where people aren’t getting the holistic care or equity of care they need.
This motivates and informs his work at Carevive, which helps the company’s “characteristics resonate and be effective and useful” for clinicians and patients. “It just makes me excited to be able to dig in and figure out what levers we can pull to get it right,” Boyd said.
Boyd’s previous experience in oncology is paying off in his role at Carevive. “I understand what it’s like to work with these patients, to talk to patients, and to come up against these gaps in care,” Boyd said. “So the conversation is very easy between me and the clients, or the patients who could advise us, because I have this clinical experience.”