Shared Decision Making Summit 2018
Shared Decision Making
Shared decision making (SDM) is a collaborative process that allows patients and their providers to make health care decisions together, taking into account the best scientific evidence available, as well as the patient's values and preferences.
The Summit is different than a standard conference. While Shared Decision Making is the overarching theme, rather than a micro-focus on the interactions between patients and their health care providers, the Summit takes a macro-focus of how to enable and support SDM broadly, across all of healthcare. Our objective is to enable and support the widespread adoption of Shared Decision Making, creating a "win" for everyone. We recognize the power that a group of organizations can collectively wield in breaking down barriers and building bridges.
Part brainstorming, part prioritizing, and part defining & structuring, the target outputs of the Summit are ideas that are scoped and fleshed out enough to be ready for project initiation.
In order for the discussion at the Summit to be a success, participants should be aligned with an intent to:
Help patients make the best treatment decision possible
…regardless of whether that treatment is a drug, device, surgery, lifestyle change, etc
…regardless of who manufactures or provides that treatment
For answers to questions about the Summit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.