In recent years, efforts to implement shared decision making (SDM) in routine clinical practice have advanced; however, implementation has proved challenging and numerous reports have identified misaligned incentives in health care reimbursement as a root cause.
On May 23 and 24, leading researchers, providers, policy makers and payers focused on facilitating widespread implementation of shared decision making will convene in Washington, D.C. to participate in a critical discussion about how to better align incentives to foster this spread. “Aligning Incentives for Patient Engagement: Enabling Widespread Implementation of Shared Decision Making” provides the opportunity to increase awareness of misaligned incentives as a barrier to patient engagement through shared decision making, as well as help shape the future of how SDM is practiced.
During this one and one-half day event, champions in shared decision making implementation will share personal stories of success and failure in implementing SDM into routine clinical practice. These stories will provide lessons learned and potential solutions for a path toward incentives truly aligned to support patient engagement. In addition, individuals leading innovative efforts to integrate shared decision making as a means to increase patient-centered care, reduce costs and improve the quality of care will share methods for fostering widespread implementation of SDM.
There has never been a better time to think critically about how to better align incentives for patient engagement through shared decision making. Each and every participant will play a crucial role in laying the groundwork to create a roadmap for sustainable models of shared decision making, and therefore improving our health care system as a whole.
The Informed Medical Decisions Foundation is pleased to be co-sponsoring this key stakeholder meeting with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
This is an invite-only event; however, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to view the live broadcast of this meeting. Please register below for access to the live broadcast and download the meeting agenda for a detailed schedule of sessions. We also invite you to join the conversation on Twitter by following #SDMincentives.