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Webinar: Implementing Shared Decision Making In Varied Practice Settings

This webinar has been completed. The recording and presentation slides are available at this link on the AHRQ website.

On July 15, 2015, the G-I-N North America Webinar Series joined the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) free webinar on "Implementing Shared Decision Making In Varied Practice Settings." The webinar examined how a variety of health care organisations—from a busy primary care clinic in an urban hospital to a network of small clinics in rural communities—have implemented shared decision making in their respective settings.

Shared decision making occurs when a health care provider and a patient work together to make a health care decision that is best for the patient. A large body of research shows that implementation of shared decision making in clinical practice increases patient satisfaction with their care, enhances patient understanding of their treatment options, and increases their involvement in decisions about their care. There is also emerging evidence that supporting people to share in decision making can improve health outcomes and the extent to which patients adhere to their treatment. Yet shared decision making has not been widely adopted in clinical practice.

This Webinar addressed: (1) an array of different approaches to the implementation of shared decision making, each tailored to the unique needs of a specific institution, (2) challenges encountered throughout the implementation process and creative strategies for overcoming them, and (3) lessons learned along the way.

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  • Jul 15, 2015
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Presenters  and Topics:
David Arterburn, M.D., M.P.H.
(Group Health Research Institute)
Implementing Shared Decision Making in Specialty Care Settings: Challenges and Solutions.

Karen Sepucha, Ph.D. and Leigh H. Simmons, M.D.
(Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School)
Shared Decision Making and the Patient-Centered Medical Home.

Lyle Fagnan, M.D. and Mark Remiker, M.A.
(Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network, Oregon Health and Science University)
Integrating Shared Decision Making into Small and Rural Primary Care Practices


Alaina Fournier, Ph.D.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe strategies for implementing shared decision making in healthcare organizations.
2. Identify potential challenges to implementing shared decision making and how to overcome them.
3. Explain steps that healthcare organizations should consider in deciding how to implement shared decision making.

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