NYSHealth's Patients as Partners Provides $230,708 Patient Empowerment Grant
To ensure that New Yorkers have a stronger role in how health care is delivered and how health policy is made, NYSHealth issued a request for proposals, Patients as Partners. Through this initiative, NYSHealth is supporting projects that amplify the voice of New Yorkers and rebalance the health care system so that patients have more influence over their health and health care.
NYSHealth awarded Island Peer Review Organization (IPRO) a grant to participate in this initiative.
Building upon the findings of a previous NYSHealth-funded report, IPRO, in partnership with X4 Health, will test an enhanced Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) model that employs a technology platform to broaden patient voices in practice transformation. IPRO will pilot a more adaptable and deployable model for PFACs across New York State. The model aims to make it easier for medical practices to implement and manage PFACS, improve patient participation, and involve a larger, more diverse array of patients and families. Patients will be able to convene virtually (as well as in person), communicate in real time, and participate in all phases of project planning and implementation....