Shared decision making is a burgeoning field involving a combination of personal interaction and digital technology. This year’s Third Annual Shared Decision Making Summit, to be held Sept. 19-20 in Boston, will feature case studies of organizations that are enhancing outcomes with shared decision making.

In a blog post last January, I wrote that I hoped we would see many more examples of innovation in patient engagement in 2013. Looking ahead to next year, I believe that Stages 2 and 3 of meaningful use should lay the foundation for more patient involvement in their own care teams, and it should move the industry toward giving patients the ability to electronically submit health information to providers.

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Source: Online Tools Support Shared Decision-Making