Release Date: April 14, 2017
A Focus on the Issues: Informed clinicians are essential to promoting positive patient outcomes. On average 20% of the core information guiding clinical decisions typically change within one year because of the appropriate tide of consistently emerging data.1 Healthcare practices and their clinicians are challenged with preparing to efficiently absorb new information that could impact their care decisions with patients. Clinicians often seek a more efficient information infrastructure to better connect them to data exposure, and evaluating emerging evidence-based information for their patients and families. With emerging data in therapeutic areas offering preference sensitive treatments, shared decision making (SDM) and patient engagement is a valuable method that can help improve satisfaction and ultimately improve2 patient outcomes, and lower costs of care.3-5 Unfortunately, while SDM is supported in the reformed healthcare marketplace focused on developing higher quality care, it is poorly adopted by clinicians today, and the care patients receive may not necessarily align to their preferences.
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