Advancing Shared Decision Making
For over two decades, the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation has been working to advance shared decision making through research, policy, clinical models and patient decision aids. We believe that the only way to ensure high quality medical decisions are being made is for a fully informed patient to participate in a shared decision making process with their health care provider.
Shared Decision Making (SDM) Month is back! Over the next four weeks, our wonderful contributors will delve into the art of shared decision making by highlighting our collective progress to improve the quality of care. First we will take a look at how shared decision making has evolved over the decades and where we are headed. Next we will explore the role of the patient in health care decisions and how we can create a more compassionate health care system. Finally we will examine shared decision making in action, highlighting those instrumental in bringing shared decision making from theory to practice.
The theme of the first week (March 3-7) is Shared Decision Making: From 1982 and Beyond. Now you may ask, why start with 1982. The answer will be revealed this afternoon with our first digital freebie of the month, our Shared Decision Making through the Decades infographic. Shared decision making has greatly evolved since 1982 and throughout the week our contributors will highlight some of the milestones we’ve reached, as well as provide a roadmap for where we still need to go to ensure shared decision making is part of routine clinical care.
Week One Preview
Monday, March 3
- Guest Blog Post: The Future Looks Bright for Shared Decision Making
Michael J. Barry, President of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and Donald W. Kemper, Founder and CEO of Healthwise
- Digital Freebie: Shared Decision Making through the Decades infographic
Tuesday, March 4
Wednesday, March 5
- Guest Blog Post: Mike Pramenko, Primary Care Partners, P.C.
Thursday, March 6
- Tweet Chat: Moving Shared Decision Making Policy Forward
- Moderator: Shannon Brownlee, Lown Institute
Friday, March 7
- DVD Giveaway: Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
- Digital Freebie: 5 Ways We Can Move Shared Decision Making Policy Forward
We hope you’ll join us in kicking off Shared Decision Making Month 2014 by participating and engaging in these events!
Last week we announced our pending merger with Healthwise, an organization we have long admired for its reach and dedication to supporting patient engagement in health care. The response we have received has been wonderfully positive with many colleagues and … Continue reading
Shared decision making is the heart of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and we believe it should be just as critical for health care as a whole. While we are extremely passionate about our work to make shared decision making … Continue reading
Just a few days ago, the Cochrane Collaboration released the newest edition of Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions. This is the third edition of the systematic review of patient decision aid research, in which the … Continue reading
Earlier this month we announced the conclusion of our exclusive commercial relationship with Health Dialog. Since the founding of Health Dialog in 1997, we have had a fantastic relationship with them, allowing us to develop and distribute decision aids and … Continue reading