Ready, Set, Share! Tools for Implementing Shared Decision Making

September 22, 2016
Video coming soon!

Shared Decision Making (SDM) is a collaborative process that allows the patient and provider to make important health care decisions together. It takes into account the best clinical evidence available, as well the patient’s preferences for care. Patient Decision Support Tools, also known as Decision Aids, are evidence-based tools used to help patients understand their condition and the preference sensitive decision that needs to be made. Implementing SDM into routine clinic processes can be challenging. During this presentation you’ll learn some valuable lessons from the field, how to choose the most appropriate SDM topics for your clinic, how to integrate patient decision support tools and the process of SDM into routine workflows, learn about training resources for providers and staff, and where to go to get additional resources.

During this presentation, attendees will learn how to:

  • Select the most appropriate Decision Aids for their practice.
  • Implement Decision Aids and the process of SDM into routine clinic processes.
  • Take advantage of training opportunities for providers and staff.


Presented By:

Megan Bowen

Compliance Specialist/Site Visitor

Oregon Health Authority - Patient Centered Primary Care Home Program

Megan is a Site Visitor for the PCPCH program, and her job takes her to recognized medical homes across the state. She returned home to the Northwest in 2014 after working in Boston with the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation implementing shared decision making processes and decision aids in primary and specialty care practices across the country.  She has clinical experience in emergency medicine, primary and specialty care - first as a medical assistant starting in 1985, then as a nationally registered paramedic and ACLS instructor. She also has experience in quality improvement, clinical data management, primary care transformation, health policy on a state and federal level and implementation of evidence-based best practices. Meg is also a certified Decision Support Health Coach and is very happy to be working with innovative practices in Oregon and around the Northwest. Meg lives in beautiful Wallowa County where she enjoys all outdoor activities and she says it is a privilege to get to visit clinics across Oregon.