Shared Decision Making
The Informed Medical Decisions Foundation supports research projects on shared decision making (SDM) at both primary and specialty care demonstration sites across the United States. Demonstration sites are vitally important for learning how to overcome barriers to successful implementation of SDM in real world clinical settings.
Additionally, we facilitate a learning community, provide patient surveys to help evaluate the decision aids (DAs) and their impacts, provide access to a secure online data warehouse to capture patient survey data, and perform data analyses on survey process measures.
The Learning Collaborative
By design, the primary care demonstration sites consist of a varied group of provider organizations serving a diverse population of patients.
Some sites are affiliated with large academic medical centers, while others are independent community practices. Both urban and rural sites, across a wide geography, are represented.
The Foundation facilitates monthly calls with the learning collaborative during which ideas are exchanged, and challenges and successes shared. These organizations have participated as members of the learning collaborative for at least the past two and a half years.