Education and training is an integral part of the MGH Shared Decision Making Program
The team has also worked to increase the familiarity of the providers and clinical staff with the decision aids, their content, and the prescription process, through CME-accredited teaching workshops. Teaching workshops have also been held with the internal medicine residents during a block in their curriculum.
Patient programming has also been developed to further engage patients in their healthcare. Monthly lunchtime sessions allow for the viewing of a particular decision aid followed by a facilitated discussion with a clinician whose academic focus is within that particular health topic.
Multiple departments have set targets for Quality Incentive (QI) measures around the implementation of shared decision making.
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