Engaged Patients is a consumer and advocate-led project to inform, engage and empower you to feel comfortable and even confident in taking a greater role in your own health care. We believe that access to the right information at the right time will transform your health care experiences and improve health care quality and patient safety for everyone. We are a project of the Empowered Patient Coalition, which is a California non-profit organization and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as determined by the IRS.
The Engaged Patients mission is furthered by advocates Julia and John Hallisy and Mary Ellen Mannix who experienced the great loss of a child and now has a clear vision of a health care system that is safe, effective, transparent, and centered on the needs and goals of patients.
We believe that excellent tools, technologies, and strategies empower people to be better informed and more engaged in every health care encounter. To that end, we have worked for over a decade creating patient education resources and building relationships in the patient advocacy community. This is not theory – we know from personal experience that the challenges are significant but that there are also many, many ways to make it better – and that they all involve patients and families.