Jan Oldenburg
Principal, Jan Oldenburg Consulting

About Me

Jan Oldenburg is a nationally recognized thought leader on consumer health information strategy and patient engagement.  She consults to organizations on patient/provider engagement and activation strategies, with a focus on effectively integrating digital health technology into programs and products. 

Prior to forming her own consulting group, Jan was the Vice President of Patient and Provider Engagement in Accountable Care Solutions from Aetna, where she built patient and provider engagement programs for ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations). Before that, she was a senior leader in Kaiser Permanente’s digital strategy group and a principal in several consulting companies focusing on strategies for using the digital technologies effectively in healthcare.

She is the primary editor of Engage! Transforming Healthcare through Digital Patient Engagement, published by HIMSS in March, 2013.  Engage! was the best-selling book at National HIMSS in 2013 and received the “Book of the Year” award at HIMSS14. She is currently working on another book exploring what we can learn from systems and programs that are succeeding in getting patient engagement right.

Jan is a member of the Consumer Empowerment Workgroup (CEWG) of the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) under the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT as well as the National HIMSS Connected Consumer Workgroup.  She co-chairs the HIMSS Connected Patient Community. 

At Medicine X 2015

Saturday, September 6 5:20 pm (LK 130)
Designing systems and communities for engagement
Patient engagement and activation is the holy grail of healthcare: if only people took responsibility for their own health, they would be healthier, happier, and many of the systemic costs of caring... Read more
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