Informing shared decision making to improve adherence
Emerging evidence demonstrates improved treatment adherence may be achieved through shared decision making.1 Shared decision making is a process in which patients and providers work together to select treatment plans and services.2 It allows patients to make informed choices by balancing information and treatment options with individual preferences and goals.2
Shared decision making evolves over time and may help2:
- Make communication more productive and efficient
- Empower patients and providers
- Promote person-centered care
- Enhance wellness
Shared decision making can help systems meet the goals of the Triple Aim Initiative1:
- Enhanced patient experiences
- Improved outcomes
- Lower costs
As a series of educational resources for healthcare stakeholders — including providers and payers who can choose to share resources with patients and their caregivers — Frameworks in Health and Quality: Working Together to Support Adherence in Mental Health aims to:
- Emphasize the importance of treatment adherence and shared decision making in mental health
- Promote wellness and adherence to treatment plans
- Enhance communication among all stakeholders
- Support stakeholders with provider and patient educational materials
Our Frameworks in Health and Quality: Working Together to Support Adherence in Mental Health disease management program can complement your treatment adherence efforts by providing shared decision making educational resources to key stakeholders who are in a position to help improve the care delivered to patients.
The Frameworks in Health and Quality: Working Together to Support Adherence in Mental Health program contains a series of interactive role‑modeling videos along with educational resources intended to be used or shared by healthcare professionals with patients and their caregivers.
The Frameworks in Health and Quality: Working Together to Support Adherence in Mental Health program helps individuals understand treatment adherence challenges in mental health conditions and provides practical shared decision making resources to help address those challenges.
*Frameworks resources use patient and consumer interchangeably.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The SHARE Approach Achieving Patient-Centered Care with Shared Decisionmaking: A Brief for Administrators and Practice Leaders: Workshop Curriculum: Tool 9. April 2014. AHRQ Pub No. 14-0034-9-EF.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Shared Decision Making: Making Recovery Real in Mental Health. SMA 10-1117. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); 2010.