Society for medical decision making
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The Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) is a non-profit professional research organization dedicated to fostering objective and systematic approaches to decision making in order to improve human health and clinical care, as well as to aid in the formulation of health policy. Multidisciplinary scholarship, the creation of applications that support patients and society, the review of such applications, and dissemination are the cornerstones of our mission.
Society for medical decision making
Meeting evaluations from frequent attendees and a patient/stakeholder community, with the goal of identifying opportunities for patient interaction and patient engagement analysis at future SMDM Annual Meetings and in SMDM activities outside the meeting.
Patient and Stakeholder Engagement Plan: A major goal of SMDM’s patient and stakeholder engagement plan is to maintain and expand the organization’s leadership in the study of patient engagement, including how to do it well and what impact it has on decisions and health outcomes. Dissemination of best practices for patient engagement, as well as research into patient engagement outcomes, would be another aspect. In addition, a patient/stakeholder community will attend a portion of the 2017 SMDM Annual Meeting, attending sessions on patient participation, joint decision making, and patient data usage in medical decision making (along with regular SMDM meeting attendees). Patients and stakeholders will analyze and critique the proceedings at these activities (a symposium and abstract sessions accompanied by a debriefing session). The project team will solicit their feedback on how to make the meeting more informative and meaningful to patients, as well as how to integrate patient input into the preparation of future meetings and SMDM activities on a day-to-day basis.
Theories of medical decision making: explaining, predicting
Hello there, everybody! Welcome to the first official blog post from OrACORe and PIVOT! We’d like to take this opportunity to update you on our recent trip to Vancouver for the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) meeting. The SMDM meeting brings together an interdisciplinary community of researchers who are interested in how medical decisions can benefit patients and communities. The meeting’s theme this year was “From Doubt to Motion.” The three main fields of activity for SMDM are:
Around these topics, the conference hosts research presentations, educational courses, and even technical networking sessions. It begins with a day of short courses aimed at providing useful methodology knowledge. Advanced Topics in Decision Analytic Modeling, one of this year’s classes, offered cutting-edge information in modeling techniques. The course stressed the use of continuous-state Markov models (rather than standard discrete-state models) to more accurately represent disease states. The instructors also gave specific guidance on how to reliably vary cycle lengths by modifying transfer probabilities and discount rates.
Smdm connect webinar
Goldhaber-Fiebert will take over as secretary-treasurer of the Society of Medical Decision Making. “Over decades, SMDM has brought together the world’s methodological experts in decision science for health and medicine,” he says.
The Society for Medical Decision Making has named Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert to its board of directors. The Society for Medical Decision Making is an international association that promotes medical decision science and collaborates with hospitals, universities, businesses, and government agencies all over the world.
“For decades, SMDM has brought together the world’s methodological experts in decision science for health and medicine,” he said. “The way decision science is conducted and implemented all stems from the pioneering work of SMDM members and the partnerships fostered by the society — I am honored to serve on its board as secretary-treasurer.”
The society’s 42nd Annual North American Meeting, which will be held virtually next month and will focus on relationships in medical decision-making, will be held virtually next month. Goldhaber-Fiebert will be conducting short courses, presenting his own thesis, and assisting with the presentations of 11 other abstracts, 10 of which will include trainees.