Author Archives: Michael J. Barry, MD

President’s Corner: March 2014

A Toast to Shared Decision Making Cheers to all who joined us for Shared Decision Making (SDM) Month 2014. Whether you contributed to or participated in one of the month’s activities, shared our digital freebies or distributed shared decision making … Continue reading

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The President’s Corner: February 2014

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

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The President’s Corner: January 2014

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

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The President’s Corner: November/December 2013

2013: A Reflection Greetings from Boston! As we all know, 2013 has been quite an eventful year for the health care industry as a whole. While the government and other agencies have been working on implementing the provisions of the … Continue reading

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Shared Decisions about Cholesterol Management with Patients

New guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association on the assessment of cardiovascular risk and the manipulation of cholesterol levels to mitigate that risk have certainly been in the news. The guidelines appropriately use high … Continue reading

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