Erin A. Mackay

Associate Director, Health IT Programs
National Partnership For Women & Families
Erin A. Mackay is the Associate Director of Health Information Technology Policy and Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families. Erin directs the GetMyHealthData initiative that helps patients gain access to their health information in electronic formats, offers educational resources to patients and providers, and advocates for advancements in policy and practice. Erin also manages the Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a coalition of consumer and patient advocacy organizations working to advance health IT in ways that meet the needs of individuals and their families. In these roles, Erin advocates for health IT policies and practices that enhance consumer access and use of health data, facilitate care coordination and communication, address health disparities, and improve health outcomes. She also leads the organization’s work on care planning and patient-generated health data. In 2012, Erin managed coalition efforts to develop and release a set of consumer principles for the next generation of care planning: Care Plans 2.0: Consumer Principles for Health and Care Planning in an Electronic Environment. Erin currently serves as co-chair of the Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionals Technical Expert Panel, and represents consumers on several other working groups and committees. Prior to joining the National Partnership, Erin worked for the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) and monitored implementation of delivery system and payment reform initiatives. Erin has undergraduate degrees in English literature and women and gender studies from the University of Virginia. She received a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in community health from George Mason University.
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