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The President’s Corner: June 2014

The Foundation will continue to maintain its identity as the research and policy arm of Healthwise, so we have been hard at work on our strategic plans for research and advocacy. Ben Moulton and Leslie Kelly Hall are leading the advocacy and policy efforts to transform the health care system into a truly patient-centered system. Advocacy efforts in the short run will focus on patient decision aid certification, promoting national and state policies supportive of informed and involved people facing health decisions, and penetration of shared decision making into new markets. Carrie Levin is heading the research efforts, with expert support from Jack Fowler and the rest of the research team. The evolving research strategic plan focuses on projects to improve decision-support and behavior-change solutions, projects to improve solution implementation, and projects demonstrating the value of these solutions in health care. As these projects unfold, we will be building a research infrastructure, developing clinical partnerships as collaborative “laboratories,” and further sharpening and standardizing key outcome measures. Continue reading

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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: 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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The President’s Corner: October 2013

Earlier this month, I attended a conference held in honor of Jack Wennberg recognizing his many years of work on geographic practice variation in health care and the huge impact his work has had. For two days, folks from around … Continue reading

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