Monthly Archives: June 2012

Demo Sites Reunion 2012

Highlights from Our Shared Decision Making Demonstration Site Reunion

This June, members of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation learning collaborative of shared decision making (SDM) demonstration sites gathered in Boston to meet and share their successes and challenges in implementation. The collaborative, which was formed three years ago, represents a diverse community of both large academic medical centers and private practices throughout the country who are implementing SDM into routine practice using our Shared Decision-Making® program decision aids. Continue reading

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At the State Policy Level, Shared Decision Making is Here to Stay

Shared decision making garnered national attention when it was among delivery system reforms contained in the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation that was signed into law as part of the Accountable Care Act (ACA). The much anticipated Supreme Court ruling on the fate of ACA will happen in a matter of weeks. Regardless of what the Supreme Court decides, Benjamin W. Moulton, Foundation senior legal advisor, does not want policy makers to lose sight of how shared decision making is, and will continue to be, an important tool for improving health care delivery at the state level. Continue reading

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NPR News

PSA Testing: Dr. Barry and Dr. McNaughton-Collins Voice their Opinions on NPR this Week

The debate over the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) final recommendation on PSA testing continued this week. Michael Barry, president of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and Mary McNaughton-Collins, medical director, each had an opportunity to speak on NPR radio programs about the USPSTF recommendation this week. They voiced their views on the recommendation — both from the perspective of the Foundation and as practicing primary care physicians. Continue reading

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