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Shared Decision Making: Better Care for Women and Babies

There is growing consensus that rapid gains in the quality, outcomes, and value of maternity care are within reach. The integration of shared decision making into the maternity care system can play a significant role in improving outcomes for women and babies, and may help reduce the high costs of maternity care by helping women avoid procedures that are unnecessary. The partners look forward to working together to make maternity care shared decision making in the clinical setting the norm, not the exception. Continue reading

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Shared Decision Making Champion Q&A: John E. Wennberg, MD, MPH

Today’s guest blogger is John E. “Jack” Wennberg, MD, MPH. He is the Peggy Y. Thomson Professor Emeritus in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth, and has been a professor in the department of community and family medicine since 1980 and in the department of medicine since 1989. Jack was nominated as a Champion of Shared Decision Making by the staff of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation. See the full list of champions here. Continue reading

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Bringing Shared Decision Making to Kaiser Permanente

We are two years into our shared decision making program. New regions and new specialties (along with new conditions) are joining the conversation and the rollout. As we continue to collect data and experiences, and as awareness of shared decision making continues to grow, we are confident that greater accomplishments lie ahead. Continue reading

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Shared Decision Making Champion Q&A: Donald W. Kemper, MPH

Today’s guest blogger is Donald W. Kemper, MPH. He is the Founder and CEO of Healthwise. Don was nominated as a Champion of Shared Decision Making by the staff of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation. Continue reading

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Shared Decision Making Champion Q&A: Michael J. Barry, MD

Today’s guest blogger is Michael J. Barry, MD. He is the President of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and is a practicing primary care doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital. Michael was nominated as a Champion of Shared Decision Making by the staff of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation. See the full list of champions here
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