PatientPowered.org was created by patients in Whatcom County as part of the Pursuing Perfection initiative. Staff from the Whatcom County Pursuing Perfection Project maintain and enhance the site based on feedback and input from Whatcom County community residents.
The Whatcom County Pursuing Perfection Project, initially funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and local community partners, began with the goal of perfecting care to patients by transforming the healthcare system. Its aims were to demonstrate that improved access to care, increased patient self-management and satisfaction, and a decrease in medication errors associated with care at different points in the health care system were all realistic and achievable. It is now an international effort with over 13 participating communities, including sites in Denmark, Sweden and England as well as seven U.S. sites.