The Informed Medical Decisions Foundation’s Implementation and Education team assists primary and specialty care clinics and provider organizations in the implementation of shared decision making and decision aids into routine clinical care. The team provides guidance and support when encountering perceived barriers to implementation, convenes a monthly web meeting comprised of members of the learning community, encourages the capture of measures to help quantify the process of shared decision making, and develops and endorses training materials and tools to assist providers in the practice of shared decision making.
Implementation & Education
Richard Wexler, MD Chief Medical Officer
Richard oversees the Foundation's Demonstration Site project, and develops and implements strategies that promote the effective use of decision aids. He works closely with provider organizations, policy setting groups and Health Dialog. Prior to joining the Foundation, Richard held a leadership position at Health Dialog where he focused on health coaching and provider programs. He maintained an active medical practice in Maine for 12 years after training at Johns Hopkins, the University of Vermont and Harvard University.
Megan Bowen Implementation Manager
Megan is responsible for supporting demonstration sites in the implementation of shared decision making and decision aids in their practices. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked at Harvard Clinical Research Institute as an electronic data capture specialist where she helped to launch web-based data capture tools and processes at clinical sites around the world. Her earlier work includes leading the implementation and training for a widely used clinical data capture software program, clinical data management for a large pharmaceutical company and clinical triage in a hospital emergency department. She has also worked in physician offices. Megan holds a BA in microbiology from the Miami University of Ohio.
Julie Riley Adult Learning and Development Specialist
Julie is responsible for developing curricula and tools for physicians with varying clinical specialties so they may gain the knowledge and skills needed to incorporate shared decision making into their daily medical practice. Julie is also an adjunct clinical instructor at the Tufts University School of Medicine Health Communications program. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was an instructional designer at Simmons College. Her diverse background has provided Julie with experience in faculty development, teaching, and developing web-based health content and tools. Julie holds an MS in Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.