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 forward.

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

Dr. 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.


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