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CentraCare is Launching a Patient Technology Advisory Council (PTAC)

Published in Inside CentraCare, For the Health of It Author: Jen Evans, CentraCare Digital Product Communications Manager

We are looking for 15 patients to join the council.

Our patient’s digital experience is important to us. That is why we are launching the Patient Technology Advisory Council (PTAC) this spring. We are looking for 15 patients to join our council.

About PTAC

The Patient Technology Advisory Council will be comprised of 15 members of our patient population who will provide consultative feedback regarding our digital technologies. PTAC members are the voice of our patients and family who share our commitment to making it easy for patients to connect with us and a pleasure to be cared for by us.

Council members will attend four meetings per year and offer feedback that will be used to enhance our patients’ digital technology journey. This will be accomplished by gathering experiences, observations, and recommendations from the council members. Complimentary dinner will be offered at each meeting.

Amy Porwoll, CIO and Senior Vice President, is excited to launch the council this summer. “CentraCare offers robust care options and all along the way, technology is by the patient’s side, making it easier to connect to the care they need. It is important that our patients have a voice in shaping their digital journey.”

Apply Now

We are actively seeking 15 diverse patients with the following criteria to join the council:

  • In-depth knowledge or understanding of modern technology is not required. The council will include a wide range of technological expertise.
  • PTAC members must have had a patient or family member care experience at a CentraCare entity within the last year (12 months) of application.
  • CentraCare will consider membership for CentraCare employees and family members of employees.

All interested candidates should complete a short online form. Be sure to check the box titled “Participating on a Patient Technology Advisory Council.” If asked to join the council, you will attend a two-hour, quarterly meeting that will be hosted in St. Cloud. We anticipate packed agendas where we not only gather feedback but also give patients a sneak peek at new technology. Sample agenda items include kiosks, eCheck-in, text message, video visits, MyChart and more. The meeting dates and times will be determined by council members however they will likely be held during the week from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Click here to learn more. If you have further questions, please email Jen Evans, Digital Product Communications Manager, at