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A Toast to Shared Decision Making

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in The Shared Decision Making Month Blog | 0 comments

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...

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The ACC Continues Focus on “The Year of The Patient”

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in The Shared Decision Making Month Blog | 0 comments

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has been a leader in engaging patients. The College launched the patient centered website, CardioSmart.org, in 2008 and Dr. Alfred Bove, in his presidential address, declared 2009 as “The Year of The Patient”. As such, the College established a standing committee on patient centered care understanding that the “Year Of The Patient” would remain the focus of the ACC forever. One main emphasis of this committee was to explore and implement shared decision-making (SDM) in patients with cardiac disease.

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Shared Decision Making: Better Care for Women and Babies

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in The Shared Decision Making Month Blog | 0 comments

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.

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Shared Decision Making Month: Week Four Preview

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in The Shared Decision Making Month Blog | 0 comments

Shared Decision Making Month 2014 is coming to a close as we begin the final week of March. During week three, we looked at shared...

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

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in The Shared Decision Making Month Blog | 0 comments

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.

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Bringing Shared Decision Making to Kaiser Permanente

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in The Shared Decision Making Month Blog | 0 comments

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.

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