Foundation Program Sites

Shared Decision Making

Congratulations to our 2024 Bree Collaborative award winner for Best Practices in Shared Decision-making:

  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • UW Medicine and UW Physicians
  • MultiCare
  • United Healthcare

(Adopted November 2019)

Shared decision making is “process that allows patients and their providers to make health care decisions together, taking into account the best scientific evidence available, as well as the patient’s values and preferences.” This workgroup will focus on increasing use of shared decision making and patient decision aids. The workgroup met from January to November 2019.

Shared Decision Making 101

Shared Decision Making 102: Adopting Shared Decision Making

Shared Decision Making 103: Elevating Shared Decision Making to Uphold Equity

Previous Meeting Materials

Date Materials
October 25 Agenda October 25
Minutes August 23
Draft Public Comments
Draft Shared Decision Making Recommendations
August 23 Agenda August 23
Minutes July 26
Draft Shared Decision Making Recommendations
July 26 Agenda July 26
Draft Minutes June 28
Draft Recommendations Shared Decision Making
June 28 Agenda June 28
Draft Recommendations Shared Decision Making
May 24 Agenda May 24
Minutes May 24
Draft Recommendations Shared Decision Making
April 26 Agenda April 26
Minutes April 26
Shared Decision Making Focus Areas
March 22 Agenda March 22
Minutes March 22
Literature Review Shared Decision Making
Thought Leader Group Vision Statement
Poll Results
February 22 Agenda February 22
Minutes February 22
Topic Prioritization Rubric
Though Leader Group Vision Document
Priority Area Crosswalk Literature Review
January 25  Agenda January 25
Minutes January 25
Charter and Roster
Bree Shared Decision Making Slides
Literature Review Shared Decision Making
Thought Leader Group Vision for Shared Decision Making
Conflict of Interest Form
OPMA Training Roster

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
 Emily Transue, MD, MHA (Chair)  Associate Medical Director  Washington State Health Care Authority
Sharon Gilmore, RN Risk Consultant Coverys
Leah Hole-Marshall, JD General Counsel and Chief Strategist Washington Health Benefit Exchange
Steve Jacobson MD, MHA, CPC Associate Medical Director Care Coordination The Everett Clinic, a DaVita Medical Group
Dan Kent, MD Medical Director United Health Care
Andrew Kartunen Program Director, Growth & Strategy Virginia Mason Medical System
Dan Lessler, MD, MHA Physician Executive for Community Engagement and Leadership  Comagine Health
Jessica Martinson, MS Director of Clinical Education and Professional Development Washington State Medical Association
Karen Merrikin, JD Consultant Washington State Health Care Authority
Randy Moseley, MD Medical Director of Quality Confluence Health
Michael Myint, MD Medical Director, Population Health Swedish Hospital
Martine Pierre Louis, MPH Director of Interpreter Services Harborview
Karen Posner, PhD Research Professor, Laura Cheney Professor in Anesthesia Patient Safety Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of Washington
Angie Sparks, MD Family Physician and Medical Director Clinical Knowledge Development Kaiser Permanente
Anita Sulaiman Patient Advisor & Consultant IBEX

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