Please join us for a tweet chat on shared decision making and the patient perspective. Jessie Gruman (@jessiegruman) will moderate and lead the conversation about the importance of the patient voice in medical decisions. In addition, a panel of experts will share their perspective on why it is critical for patients’ values and preferences to be invited, valued and supported. Continue reading
Calendar of Events
March 26, 2013
March 22, 2013
Over the past few years, the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and its associates have devoted significant resources and effort to developing and evaluating measures related to the quality of decision making. We think these can be critical patient-reported measures of how well providers are providing decision support to their patients, as well as aids to any group interested in monitoring and improving decision quality. This memorandum summarizes where we are with reliability and validity at the individual and practice levels. Continue reading
We will hold a drawing every Friday in March where ten lucky winners will win a copy of an SDM Month contributor’s book. For the third week, we have chosen Shannon Brownlee’s book, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer. Continue reading
March 21, 2013
Please join us for a FREE webinar on decision quality measures. During this hour-long session, you’ll hear about the pioneer decision quality research conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) that has resulted in a well-tested set of questions to measure the process of medical decision making. You’ll also hear about how these measures are being put into practice. Continue reading
March 20, 2013
Turning Shared Decision Making Policy into a Reality: Can We Really Improve the Quality of Care While Reducing Costs?
Please join us for a FREE webinar on recent federal and state legislation that has helped to expand shared decision making as a means to improve the quality of care, while reducing costs. During this hour-long session, you’ll hear from a panel of distinguished speakers involved in projects resulting from shared decision making legislation; including the 16 member High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC), which received a grant for $26 million from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).
Both panelists will also discuss their recently published research in Health Affairs, showing that shared decision making has the ability to reduce costs associated with some elective surgeries, without comprising the quality of care patients receive. Continue reading