Monthly Archives: July 2012

Dartmouth Summer Institute Addresses Challenges to Measuring Shared Decision Making

This July, individuals from all over the world gathered at the 2012 Dartmouth Summer Institute for Informed Patient Choice to discuss measurement of shared decision making (SDM) in clinical practice. During the three day conference, participants had the opportunity to hear from local, national and international leaders dedicated to developing and evaluating SDM and decision support tools. The discussions were led by Summer Institute co-directors, Dale Collins Vidal and Karen Sepucha, and others including Glyn Elwyn, Elliott Fisher, Al Mulley and Annette O’Connor. They prompted participants to keep a single objective in mind througout the conference: how do we develop efficient, valid and reliable metrics for use of SDM in clinical settings? Continue reading

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A Sneak Peek at our Annual Summer Medical Editors Meeting

Next week Foundation staff, board members, medical editors and special guests will gather on Cape Cod for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation’s Annual Summer Medical Editors meeting. We’ll be debuting our newest Shared Decision-Making® program, “Help for Anxiety: Treatments that Work.” In addition, guests will get an inside look at the development of our Maternity Care Shared Decision Making Initiative. We will be tweeting live July 30-31 during the meeting from @IMDFoundation using the hashtag #sdm12, and we hope you will follow along. Continue reading

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