Associate Director of Health Information Technology Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families
Erin A. Mackay is the Associate Director of Health Information Technology Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families and works to advance patient- and family-centered health IT policies and practices. Erin’s work is focused on managing and expanding 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. Erin advocates for health IT policies and practices that enhance patient access and use of health data, facilitate care coordination and communication, address health disparities, and improve health outcomes. She 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 was recently appointed to the HIT Policy Committee’s Consumer Workgroup, and has previously served on the National eHealth Collaborative Technical Expert Panel on patient generated health data. 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, where she graduated with honors.