From Theory to Practice: Implementing Shared Decision Making
November 15, 2012
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Presented by Health Dialog
With the shift towards patient centeredness
and creating more accountability among providers, it is now more important than
ever for patients to become active partners in their healthcare with their
physicians. Time and resource-constrained doctors are embracing new models for
delivering and organizing care, particularly as physician compensation is
increasingly value-based. Initiatives that increase collaboration between
physicians and patients through Shared Decision Making are critical to moving
Patient-centered models of
care, such as Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), can use Shared Decision
Making as a tool to leverage the most important foundation of the
doctor-patient relationship – establishing trust. With pressure continuing to
build on doctors, Shared Decision Making in the context of the medical home
allows them to sustain these relationships in a more efficient way, by creating
a system that enables coordination of care, a focus on prevention, treatment of
the whole person, and patient education and empowerment. Through Shared Decision Making patients
become more engaged and more satisfied with their care, the quality and
efficiency of office visits improves, and the practice can differentiate
quality, informed consent, and value-based decision making.
Attendees will learn the
following during this webinar:
- What type of an
impact can Shared Decision Making have on utilization, cost, quality and
satisfaction with care?
- In the midst of
so many variations, what constitutes Shared Decision Making at its best?
- What are the
critical success factors and best practices for implementing Shared Decision
Making at the point of care?
List of Speakers:
Peter Goldbach, MD, Chief
Medical Officer, Health Dialog
Peter Goldbach brings more than 30 years of experience to Health Dialog’s
management team, including 15 years of experience in medical administration and
17 years maintaining a primary care and pulmonary disease practice. Prior to
joining Health Dialog, Dr. Goldbach served as President and Chief Executive
Officer of Med-Vantage Inc., a healthcare informatics and engagement company.
Before that, Dr. Goldbach was Medical Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Massachusetts, where he provided medical direction for the company's "Pay
for Performance" and eHealth programs. In other previous roles, Dr.
Goldbach has held CEO, trustee, and medical staff president positions with two
Boston-area community hospitals.
Dr. Goldbach received an undergraduate and master's degree from UCLA and his
medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He
completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at George Washington
University Hospital, and his Pulmonary Disease fellowship at Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center / UCLA School of Medicine.
The content presented in this webinar is solely attributable to the speaker and does not represent an endorsement by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) of the accuracy of the information presented in the audio conference or any opinion expressed by the speaker.