Get a jump start on your networking and education by joining us for a pre-meeting dinner symposium.
The Dinner Symposium will be held at the conference hotel on Saturday, October 18, 2009 from 5:30 -9:00 pm.
Separate registration fee required $ 45.00
The evening will be as follows:
|5:30 pm|| ||We will start the evening with a cash bar which will remain open during dinner.|
|6:00 pm|| ||Dinner will be served|
|6:45 pm || ||Presentation to begin|
|7:45 pm|| ||Question and Answer period|
SMDM wishes to convey its heartfelt appreciation to the Foundation for Informed Decision Making for supporting this symposium.
Presentation: "Getting Tools Used: Lessons from Outside Health Care"
- Margaret Holmes-Rovner, PhD, Professor - Health Services Research, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
- David Kanouse, PhD, Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation
- Dorothy Jeffress, M.B.A., M.S.W., M.A., Executive Director, The Center for Advancing Health, Washington, DC
- Richard Wexler, MD, Director, Patient Support Strategies, The Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, Boston, MA
- Representative, Consumer Reports Health Rating (Invited)
Will decision aids have a vital role in health care reform? Patient decision support tools are well-validated and effective, but under used. The symposium will address this problem by examining the keys to success of decision support tools used in the US outside of health care. Investigators will present results of an in-depth investigation of four successful tools used to present evidence and promote informed choices by consumers. Consumer Reports' annual car buying guide, the FDA Nutrition Facts Panel, eBay, and US News's America's Best Colleges all provide decision support, some mandated by government, some entrepreneurial. Representatives from health care patient decision support producers will comment. The symposium will present key variables for success, and debate the implications for consumer and patient decision involvement in health care decisions.
Speakers for this symposium include:
Margaret Holmes-Rovner, PhD, Professor - Health Services Research, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Margaret Holmes-Rovner is Professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine. Her research focuses on descriptive and prescriptive studies of patient and physician decision-making. Dr. Holmes-Rovner has developed decision aids and decision aid evaluation measures, participated in systematic reviews of decision aids, and conducted field studies of interactive video-based shared decision-making tools in hospital systems in Michigan. Other on-going research is in health literacy, chronic disease management, and use of the electronic medical record to enhance patient participation in health care. She has served as President of the Society for Medical Decision Making, and a member, and later, Chair, of the Health Care Technology and Decision Sciences Study Section of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Chair of the Centers for Disease Control Special Emphasis Panel on Patient Participation in Screening.
David Kanouse, PhD, Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation
David Kanouse (Ph.D. in psychology, Yale University) is a Senior Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation who has conducted research on the effects of informational interventions on the behavior of health care consumers and physicians. He leads the RAND reports team for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) project, developing and testing reports on health care quality aimed at consumers and other audiences and conducting laboratory studies of how consumers use quality reports in their decision making. He also participated in RAND's evaluation of the quality of health-related information on the Internet. In the 1980s, he directed a field experiment on the effects of prescription drug information leaflets on patients' health-related knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. He also directed RAND's evaluation of the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Program, a technology assessment and dissemination program aimed at practicing physicians. In addition to research on information and health care decision making, Dr. Kanouse has conducted health services research on appropriateness and quality of care, implementation of clinical practice guidelines, patient adherence to medication regimens, health care utilization, health promoting behaviors, and risk reduction among people living with HIV.
Dorothy Jeffress, M.B.A., M.S.W., M.A., Executive Director, The Center for Advancing Health, Washington, DC Dorothy Jeffress, M.B.A., M.S.W., M.A., (djef...@cfah.org) executive director, joined CFAH in March 2008. Prior positions include vice president, Center for Information Therapy, 2005-2008, where she assisted with the IxAction Alliance membership program, the annual Ix Conference and finance/administration for the IxCenter; and as the assistant vice president of Value Based Purchasing for the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) from 2003 to 2005, where she directed the eValue8 Request for Information (RFI) program.
Richard Wexler, MD, Director, Patient Support Strategies, The Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, Boston, MA
Richard Wexler is the physician directing FIMDM implementation strategies to promote the effective use of decision aids. In this role, he works closely with provider organizations, policy setting groups and Health Dialog. Immediately before joining the Foundation, Dr. Wexler held a leadership position at Health Dialog where he focused on health coaching and provider programs. His past work has concentrated on improving the quality of care in the context of provider organizations, health plans and communities. He maintained an active medical practice in Maine for twelve years after training at Johns Hopkins, University of Vermont, and Harvard University.
Representative, Consumer Reports Health Rating (Invited)