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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pushing Patients Around? Not!

I'm on NeHC's mailing list, and this is the first I've seen anything about this meeting in DC (and I know I'm not the first person to have this response either). If you happen to be a patient, and for some reason, are going to be in DC next week, here is an opportunity to tell them how to get better engaged with patients.  My first suggestion would be to provide patients with opportunities to provide input without having to hop on a plane with less than a week's notice.

Given some of the feedback I'm getting from e-patients NeHC seems to be headed down the same path the Partnership for Patients paved a few weeks back. Fortunately, e-patients are not to be pushed around.  I'm sure they'll get a good talking too, starting here.

Please, don't let "Patient Engagement" become the next "Green Marketing".

Consumer Consortium on eHealth Engagement Summit

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is a cooperative agreement partner of National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC).

On Monday, July 16, 2012 from 10am to 4pm EDT, National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) will be hosting the Consumer Consortium on eHealth Engagement Summit in Washington, DC. The Engagement Summit will bring together stakeholders with a common interest in engaging consumers and patients with health IT. The Summit will provide a valuable forum for networking and sharing, highlighting industry activities that are advancing the consumer engagement movement, and further developing the coordinated consumer outreach strategy of the Consumer Consortium on eHealth.

Attendees will have the opportunity to support the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in providing feedback on the proposed next phase of content for The Summit will also feature a panel discussion on best practices for community-level engagement, as well as demonstrations of innovative eHealth tools and apps aimed at engaging patients and consumers.

The meeting will take place at the offices of Venable LLP - 575 7th Street NW at the 8 West Conference Center.

We invite you to RSVP to attend the Consumer Consortium on eHealth Engagement Summit. Space is limited.

Questions? Email

Demo Your Solution at the Engagement Summit!

Do you have an innovative solution for encouraging consumer engagement?  Provide a demonstration of your solution at the Engagement Summit. Please contact Claudia Ellison, Director of Development at NeHC, at for more information.

The Office ofthe National coordinator for Health Information Technology