BOSTON--()--Health Dialog today announced that it has joined the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation (IMDF) in recognizing March as Shared Decision Making (SDM) month. Shared Decision Making is an approach to care that seeks to fully inform patients about the risks and benefits of available treatments and engage them as participants in decisions about treatments selected.
“Getting the Healthcare That is Right for You”
As a part of events to support SDM month, Health Dialog has made the decision aid “Getting the Healthcare That is Right for You” publically available for the month of March. Empowering patients to be informed and proactive in their healthcare decisions, Health Dialog’s award-winning and nationally recognized tools, information, and resources include patient-friendly explanations of medical terms, comparisons of treatment choices, photos, videos, diagrams, and a printable booklet enable patients to become active engaged and informed as they make the healthcare decisions that are right for them.
“We feel strongly that Shared Decision Making is a critical component to many healthcare discussions,” said Peter Goldbach, MD, of Health Dialog. “We are proud to support the principles outlined in the IMDF’s proclamation for SDM month, particularly to support greater collaboration between patients and physicians when making health care decisions,” said Robert Mandel, MD, CEO of Health Dialog.
About Health Dialog:
Health Dialog Services Corporation is a leading provider of healthcare analytics and decision support. The firm is a private, wholly-owned subsidiary of Bupa, a global provider of healthcare services. Health Dialog helps healthcare payors improve healthcare quality while reducing overall costs. Company offerings include health coaching for medical decisions, chronic conditions, and wellness; population analytic solutions; and consulting services. Health Dialog helps individuals participate in their own healthcare decisions, develop more effective relationships with their physicians, and live healthier, happier lives. For more information, visit www.healthdialog.com.