Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. announced today that Senior Vice President of Research and Product Development Kerry E. Evers, Ph.D., has been named to the board of directors and national board of advisors of the Institute for Interactive Patient Care (IIPC).


IIPC is a research-based health care organization dedicated to empowering patients and improving health outcomes through patient engagement. Its mission is to foster widespread adoption of patient and family/caregiver engagement strategies, which have been shown to optimize patient care outcomes. To achieve this, IIPC participates in high-quality research and advocates for advances in policy, standards, and payment reform. IIPC fills a unique role in health care by servicing as a reliable source of information and evidence-based data on the impact and efficacy of engagement.

Dr. Evers joins a group of prominent leaders in health care and patient engagement strategies on IIPC’s independent board of directors. The board oversees the selection and governance of a National Board of Advisors, which guides, validates, and disseminates the research conducted by IIPC. Through its national board of advisors, IIPC provides a forum in which health care leaders worldwide learn about, adopt, and promote the establishment of patient engagement standards.

“The Institute for Interactive Patient Care is dedicated to empowering persons and their families in care, while improving health outcomes, through furthering research about patient and family engagement,” said Karen Drenkard, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, President of IIPC. “We are thrilled to have the scientific expertise of Dr. Kerry Evers as a member of our Board of Directors, and appreciate the outstanding knowledge and talent that she will add to our important work.”