• The National Quality Partners™ (NQP) Shared Decision Making Action Team brought together experts and recognized leaders from the private and public sectors committed to making shared decision making a standard of care for all patients.

    Shared decision making (SDM) is a process of communication in which clinicians and patients work together to make informed healthcare decisions that align with what matters most to patients and their individual concerns, preferences, goals, and values. To spur collective action to make SDM a standard of care, NQF brought together 20 experts and national stakeholders to form the NQP™ Shared Decision Making Action Team. Drawn from the NQF’s diverse membership, the Shared Decision Making Action Team worked together to identify key barriers and solutions to advance SDM on a national scale. To hear more from members of the NQP Shared Decision Making Action Team, listen to the Strategies for Strengthening Shared Decision Making: A Conversation with the NQP Shared Decision Making Action Team webinar.

    NQF developed the NQP Playbook™: Shared Decision Making in Healthcare with input from the NQP Shared Decision Making Action Team. The NQP Playbook™ offers healthcare providers a go-to resource to strengthen shared decision making. The NQP Playbook highlights examples of how healthcare organizations across the nation are integrating and improving shared decision making in clinical practice. It identifies practical, real-world actions healthcare organizations can take to effectively implement or strengthen shared decision making. Download the NQP Playbook: Shared Decision Making in Healthcare at the NQF Store.

    Participate and Stay Connected

    Sign up for project alerts for news and announcements on NQP’s shared decision making initiatives to stay connected. If you are interested in pursuing a particular idea for work that builds upon the NQP Playbook: Shared Decision Making in Healthcare or the work of the NQP Shared Decision Making Action Team, please contact National Quality Partners.

    NQF is grateful to the following influencers and champions of person- and family-centered care for their commitment to advancing action on this significant healthcare priority:

    • Council of Medical Specialty Societies
      Norm Kahn, Co-Chair
    • National Partnership for Women & Families
      Maureen Corry, Co-Chair
    • American Association for Physician Leadership
      Peter Angood
    • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
      Sean Currigan
    • American Urological Association
      Christopher Saigal
    • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
      Terrie Black
    • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services*
      Joseph Chin
    • Compassus
      Kurt Merkelz
    • Connecticut Center for Patient Safety
      Lisa Freeman
    • Genentech
      Regina Sih-Meynier
    • Homewatch CareGivers, LLC
      Jennifer Ramona
    • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
      Sally Welsh
    • Human Services Research Institute
      Alixe Bonardi
    • Informed Medical Decisions Program at MGH
      Ben Moulton
    • National Alliance for Caregiving
      Gail Hunt
    • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
      Shelley Fuld Nasso
    • Patient & Family Centered Care Partners, Inc.
      Libby Hoy
    • Planetree International
      Alan Manning
    • University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center
      Ron Walters
    • Vizient, Inc.
      Chris Goeschel

    *ex-officio, non-voting


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