PATIENT COMMUNITIES AND E-HEALTH: A presentation by Alex Wyke of PatientView at the Tuesday 8th May 2012 e-health conference, Copenhagen, in the session 'Rethinking Healthcare Systems through Efficient eHealth Solutions'.
The US National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has formed a Consumer/Patient Engagement Power Team,
under the auspices of its federal advisory committee, known as the Health IT Standards Committee. The task of the Consumer/Patient
Engagement Power Team is to help strengthen consumer and patient engagement with health IT. At present, the only patient /civic groups on the Team are the Genetic Alliance, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the Markle Foundation (an NGO that concentrates on IT issues). The remaining members of the Consumer/Patient Engagement Power Team are either individual patients advocates, or healthcare companies.