Out and about at UK e-Health Week

As I talked about on The OnBase Blog, I recently took on a new role at Hyland. I now run all global marketing programs for our healthcare vertical, and I am extremely excited for the new challenges and opportunities!

Note the use of the word “global.” In fact, I just returned from my first international work trip. I headed across the pond for UK e-Health Week in Olympia, London. If you’d like to read about what I learned at the conference, check out my blog post.

This was my first time visiting Europe, and I loved it! As a remote employee, I enjoy travelling for work to see colleagues, and this time was no different.

Thoughts about being a remote employee

Being a remote employee is great, but it means I don’t get to enjoy Hyland’s award-winning culture. I could go on and on about all the great perks, but the point is, even though I’m not sitting next to my colleagues, I’m extremely connected to them, as Hylanders are a tight bunch of incredibly motivated people.

That’s why analysts view our company as a leader.

That, plus working from home for a winning team is enough for me. Although, if Hyland wants to install an onsite gym, a healthy diner, or any of the other amenities at our headquarters, I won’t complain.

Out and about

During UK e-Health Week, I had some free time to explore London with my colleague Renee. I love reading historical non-fiction (King Henry the 8th and all his wives, so fascinating!), so seeing the Tower of London was a very neat experience. We also visited the Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Parliament and the London Eye.

While in London, I was in the midst of training for my first half marathon. For inspiration, I have loved reading blogs from my colleagues back at home. Their posts motivated me to get two runs in. I woke up early (this is a BIG deal – I’m NOT a morning person) on two different mornings (one had sun!!) and ran through Hyde Park and past Kensington Palace.

I joked that I said “hey” to Duchess Kate and Prince William.

I absolutely loved seeing all the history. The buildings were so beautiful, and it seemed like every other block there was some historical monument. I even visited our London office and was happy to see they have peanut M&Ms just like back out our headquarters in Westlake, Ohio!

It was a great trip, and I definitely feel like I’m now, in UK e-Health Week’s terms, part of the power of IT that is helping to transform health and care.

Now that I’ve been, I can’t wait to go back to the UK. I’m very close with my grandma and she has long-time family friends from when her mom lived in the English countryside. I would love to see where my great-grandmother grew up!

As you can tell, I’m excited about my new position. And I can definitely get used to being a globetrotter!

Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver brings nearly 10 years of marketing experience to her role in healthcare global programs at Hyland where she develops marketing programs to support the healthcare business. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Marketing from Mercyhurst University. Outside of living the #HylandLife, Amy enjoys rooting on the Cleveland Indians with her husband, spending time with their two dogs, or reading a good book in the sunshine.

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