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January 9th, 2011

What shared decision making means to the patient

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With shared decision making, patients have the opportunity to discuss their lifestyle and preferences with their physician (or nurse practioner or physician assistant) to make healthcare decisions that are right for them.  This can be especially beneficial to patients with chronic conditions.  In these videos, two Mayo Clinic patients share their personal experiences with shared decision making and […]

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December 23rd, 2010

What is shared decision making?

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In this video, Dr. Victor Montori defines shared decision making and how to make it happen in reality.  This requires active involvement by both the patient and the clinician.  Dr. Montori also describes decision aid tools, which are used to create a meaningful, relevant conversation between the patient and clinician, and the work we are doing at Mayo Clinic to […]

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November 16th, 2010

Where are the KER UNIT decision aids for chronic disease?

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At Mayo Clinic’s Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit (KER UNIT), patients, clinicians, and researchers work together to produce decision aids.  Indeed, the KER UNIT is the premier investigative group focused on designing, testing, and implementing shared decision making tools for management decisions in patients with chronic conditions. Because these tools are built on generosity, they […]

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November 12th, 2010

Minnesota Shared Decision Making Collaborative

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Written by: Annie LeBlanc, PhD, Research Fellow with the Knowledge and Encounter Research Unit at Mayo Clinic The Minnesota Shared Decision Making Collaborative hosted, in collaboration with Health Partners, a one-day conference on Optimizing Shared Decision Making in Health Care. Their effort to gather healthcare providers, patients and policy makers interested in Shared Decision Making […]

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October 12th, 2010

Maureen Bisognano describes visit to Mayo Clinic

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Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) recently held a webinar, “Leaders Never Stop Learning,” in which she described her visit to Mayo Clinic to observe patient-centered care research.  About her visit, Ms. Bisognano remarked, ” It was an experience I have never had in my 30 years of healthcare.”  She was impressed by the conversations  […]

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September 23rd, 2010

A little help for docs and patients (still) thinking about rosiglitazone

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As of today, GSK will cease promoting Avandia (rosiglitazone) following rulings in Europe that removed the drug from the market and from the FDA that severely restricted its use.  At the time of these actions, Avandia was used by a small percentage yet sizable number of patients with diabetes.  In the United States, the FDA […]

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September 17th, 2010

Research used to develop decision aids

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The Knowledge and Encounter Research (KER) Unit at Mayo Clinic has developed diabetes medication decision aid tools based on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) comparative effectiveness review.   Nilay Shah, Ph.D. and his research team were recently highlighted in AHRQ comparative effectiveness case studies, which also discusses attributes of a diabetes treatment for making a decision.  […]

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August 21st, 2010

Educational resources for patients

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Mayo Clinic patients have access to a broad array of healthcare education and counseling services through the Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center, which enables them to be partners in their health care.   The Center makes efforts to reach diverse audiences, as seen in its new design for teen patient education material.  In this video, patients and staff discuss the Barbara Woodward […]

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August 21st, 2010

Redesigning health care

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Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation (CFI) is a multidisciplinary team that imagines healthcare and redesigns it to meet the needs of patients of today and tomorrow. CFI’s 2009 Annual Report can be  read  here. View the day two opening video of the Transform 2009 Symposium: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ_cB-Uelhs

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August 20th, 2010

Shared decision making research

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 Shared decision making tools for use at the point of care can enable patients to contribute to their medication decisions.  These tools are developed, evaluated, and implemented through the Wiser Choices Program at Mayo Clinic.   The program’s director, Dr. Victor Montori recognizes the value of patient-doctor conversations.   In this video, Dr. Montori and Rebecca Mullan, M.S. discuss their publication: “The […]

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