Erin A. Mackay is the Associate Director of Health Information Technology Policy and Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families. Erin leads the organization’s digital health policy and advocacy efforts, including directing the GetMyHealthData initiative that helps patients and families request their electronic health data and support providers to redesign information sharing processes. Erin also manages the Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a coalition of consumer and patient advocacy organizations working to advance digital health in ways that meet the needs of individuals and their families.
Erin represents the consumer voice in federal and private sector efforts, including participation in multiple Technical Expert Panels and working groups on health data, patient generated health data, patient-centered care, and quality measurement. In all of these roles, Erin advocates for policies and practices that enhance consumer access and use of health data, facilitate care coordination and communication, and improve health outcomes.
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.