Member Spotlight: Amy Oden

Member Spotlight,

This month the Member Spotlight is on Amy Oden, Manager of the Ambulatory Project Admin at Children's Nebraska. Learn more about Amy below. Want to be a part of our PAC Member Spotlight? Fill out the form here or click here and e-mail completed form to

How long have you been a member of the Patient Access Collaborative?: 2 years

What do you like about being a member?: Collaboration and information sharing with other organizations. A great opportunity to discuss struggles/roadblocks and how others have worked through them.

How has your career benefited from being a member?: I have been able to utilize the Access opportunities to help our specialty clinics grow. I have been able to take work that others are doing or have done and bring them into our organization to improve access.

What tips or advice would you give new members?: Don't be afraid to submit questions, join in on webinars, and if you have the opportunity attend the conference!

What do you love most about your job?: The on going look at opportunities to make our organization better for our patients. There is always an opportunity to grow.

What meaningful project are you working on right now?: Ticket scheduling for our departments and patients, to be able to open up the self-scheduling functionality within the organization while still maintaining the provider direction for follow-up.

What career advice do you live by?: Take action to put yourself out there.

Where are you from?  Where did you go to school?: Although my dad was military growing up, home is Council Bluffs, Iowa. I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, received my associates degree from Kaplan University, obtained by Bachelor's and Master's degree from Bellevue University

What are your hobbies?: Family, crafting, sports

Where is your favorite place you've travelled?: Disney World

What is a fun fact that people probably don’t know about you? I will never turn down an opportunity to play a board game!

Who inspires you and why?: My dad has always been a huge inspiration; he worked hard to support his family during his military career and beyond military retirement until he physically could no longer work. He balanced work and family while always being there. He always believed to be the best leader you need to be able to do what you are asking your employees to do so you can understand the full scope of the work. His work ethic, work beliefs and determination inspires me even though he has passed.