Consumer Workgroup

The Consumer Workgroup will provide input and make recommendations on policy issues or opportunities to use health IT to:

  • Engage consumers and families in their own health and health care
  • Enable consumer-provider partnerships supported by health IT
  • Elevate consumer voices to shape health system transformation

The Workgroup will consider issues in light of existing policies and programs. The Workgroup will collaborate with other workgroups to address consumer engagement concerns that are critical to deliberations.

Member List

  • Christine Bechtel, Chair, Bechtel Health Advisory Group
  • Dana Alexander, Member, Caradigm
  • Luis Belen, Member, National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved
  • Amy Berman, Member, The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Donna Cryer, Member, Global Liver Institute
  • Leslie Kelly Hall, Member, Healthwise
  • Ivor Horn, Member, Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Erin Mackay, Member, National Partnership for Women & Families
  • Philip Marshall, Member, Conversa Health
  • Wally Patawaran, Member, The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Will Rice, Member, Premise Health
  • Clarke Ross, Member, Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
  • Kim Schofield, Member, Lupus Foundation of America
  • MaryAnne Sterling, Member, Patient and Caregiver Advocate
  • Nicolas Terry, Member, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Cynthia Baur, Ex Officio, HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Theresa Hancock, Ex Officio, Veterans Affairs
  • Brad Hesse, Ex Officio, HHS/National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute
  • Wendy J. Nilsen, Ex Officio, HHS/National Institutes of Health/Office of the Director
  • Danielle Tarino, Ex Officio, HHS/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Teresa Zayas-Caban, Ex Officio, HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality