Decisions of the Heart: Shared Decision Making in Cardiology

Discussing the role of patient-centered care and shared decision-making (SDM) in cardiology. We will paid particular attention to the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) services rule concerning SDM and the new Watchman device for patients with a-fib.


  1. On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 12:00 ET, we hosted a tweet chat focusing on SDM in cardiology.
  2. Moderated for the first time ever, by Lisa Sharp Grady, Administrative Assistant for the Preference Laboratory at TDI.
  3. Hosted by: Stuart W. Grande @stu1848 Research Associate
    The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
  4. Co-hosted by: Erica Spatz @SpatzErica, Cardiologist at Yale and researcher.
  5. Co-hosted by Glyn Elwyn @glynelwyn Professor and Senior Scientist
    The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practic.
  6. And coming to us as a patient advocate, self-proclaimed health policy wonk, and all around funny broad, channeling George Carlin most days is Casey Quinlan @Mighty Casey.
  7. A special thank you to everyone who added so much to a very productive and informative conversation today! This includes HCSRN @HCSRN who joines us later in the conversation...