Amy Kratchman has been working with clinicians and researchers since 2008 as a family representative. She is the mother of three children with special healthcare needs. As a Family Consultant at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Kratchman co-leads numerous family-centered care initiatives. She collaborates with senior hospital leaders and staff to ensure that the institution’s operating plan and programmatic goals are responsive to the needs of children and families. Kratchman co-leads Family Partners, an innovative program developed and implemented at CHOP, to maximize the meaningful engagement of families in all aspects of the pediatric healthcare delivery system. Engaging parents and youth in research is a major focus of this work. She served as a co-investigator on a PCORI Pilot grant and is currently a co-investigator and family lead on the PCORI-funded National Pediatric Learning Health System (PEDSnet). She is the Family Advisor for the Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Research Network and the CHOP Autism Treatment Network. She recently served on PCORI’s Patient Engagement Advisory Panel. She is a member of CHOP’s Patient and Family Care Council (PFAC) and co-chairs special interest PFACs.
Kratchman served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement from October 2014 - April 2016.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures
None reported as of May 21, 2014.