Consumer Empowerment

*Past meetings are shown from January 2013. For older meetings, please visit Health IT Archives.

The Consumer Empowerment Workgroup provided recommendations on policy issues and opportunities for strengthening the ability of consumers, patients, and lay caregivers to manage health and health care for themselves or others. Examples of issues covered included patient generation of their health data, incorporating patient preferences into care plans, and new types/sources of patient data.

Member List

  • Christine Bechtel, Chair, Bechtel Health Advisory Group
  • Korey Capozza, Member, HealthInsight
  • James Cartreine, Member, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Scott Fannin, Member, Greenway Medical Technologies
  • Leslie Kelly Hall, Member, Healthwise
  • Katherine Kim, Member, San Francisco State University
  • Sarah Krug, Member, Society for Participatory Medicine
  • Rita Kukafka, Member, Columbia University
  • Patricia MacTaggart, Member, George Washington University
  • Beth Morrow, Member, The Children’s Partnership
  • Jan Oldenburg, Member, Aetna
  • Casey Quinlan, Member, Mighty Casey Media LLC
  • Clarke Ross, Member, Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
  • Mark Savage, Member, National Partnership for Women & Families
  • MaryAnne Sterling, Member, Patient and Caregiver Advocate
  • Ann Waldo, Member, Wittie, Letsche & Waldo LLP
  • Ryan Witt, Member, H4Y Corp
  • Terry Adirim, Ex Officio, HRSA
  • Cynthia Baur, Ex Officio, HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Brad Hesse, Ex Officio, HHS/National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute
  • Kim Nazi, Ex Officio, Veterans Health Administration
  • Danielle Tarino, Ex Officio, HHS/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Erin Poetter, Staff Lead, ONC