The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system will share in a $26 million Innovation Grant by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The grant will fund a program to implement shared decision making for patients across the membership of the High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC).
As The Boston Globe reports, the grant will expand the idea of shared decision making across the country, throughout the membership of the HVHC—a program based at TDI. The article notes that the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system opened the nation’s first center for shared decision making 13 years ago, and that it has “been a leader in encouraging patients to work with doctors to make health care decisions.”
Read the full story, published on 6/18/12 by the Associated Press via The Boston Globe.