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Five Myths About Shared Decision Making

With shared decision making on the lips of many in health care conversations these days, I’d like to address five common myths about using shared decision making to make care more patient-centered. Myth #1: Face-to-Face Shared Decision Making Is the Goal Shared decision making is a process where patients and clinicians share information and collaborate […]


Michael J. Barry, MD, President, Informed Medical Decisions Foundation As president of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, a division of Healthwise, Michael is responsible for overseeing its research and advocacy efforts. He is also chief science officer of Healthwise where he is responsible for ensuring the highest level of clinical accuracy in Healthwise decision support solutions, as well as the effectiveness of these solutions in helping people make better health decisions. Michael is past president of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) and the Society of General Internal Medicine. He has led many prominent research studies and published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and other print media on topics such as prostate cancer, BPH, prostate cancer screening and shared decision making. Michael continues to practice primary care and serves as medical director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital. Michael holds an MD from the University of Connecticut Health Center and completed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and his fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

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