The health policy literature is filled with references to providers, but patients are all too often left out of the conversation regarding how to best meet their needs. Growing attention to patient-centered care – with the attendant need for a better understanding of patient goals, better methods for engaging patients in their care, and better measures of outcomes that have meaning for patients – recognizes the moral and practical need to view patients as the center of the health care system.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

W Hotel Washington
515 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC (Metro Center)

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The April 2016 issue of Health Affairs, “Patients’ And Consumers’ Use Of Evidence,” contains a comprehensive examination of the issues related to engaging patients more fully in decisions about health care delivery. You are invited to join us on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at a forum at the W Hotel in Washington, where authors from the issue will discuss their work. Panels will cover:

  • The Patient Engagement Imperative
  • How Do We Engage Patients?
  • Patient Narratives
  • Report Cards
  • Engaging on Price and Quality

Among the confirmed speakers are:

  • Cindy Brach, Senior Health Policy Researcher at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, on NARRATIVE MATTERS: Even In An Emergency, Doctors Must Make Informed Consent An Informed Choice
  • Kristin Carman, Vice President, American Institutes for Research, on Understanding An Informed Public’s Views On The Role Of Evidence In Making Health Care Decisions
  • Daniel Dohan, Professor, Health Policy and Social Medicine, University of California San Francisco, on The Importance Of Integrating Narrative Into Health Care Decision Making
  • Mark Fendrick, Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, on Value-Based Insurance Design: Improving Adherence Through Shifting Benefit Designs
  • Steven Findlay, Independent Journalist and Consumer Advocate, and Contributing Editor, Consumer Reports, on ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY Consumer Interest In Provider Ratings Grows, And Improved Report Cards And Other Steps Could Accelerate Their Use
  • Mirjam Garvelink, Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Center of the Chu de Quebec-Université Laval, on AGING & HEALTH: A Synthesis Of Knowledge About Caregiver Decision-Making Finds Gaps In Support For Those Who Care For Aging Loved Ones
  • Jessica Greene, Associate Dean, Research, George Washington University, on Summarized Costs, Placement Of Quality Stars, And Other Online Displays Can Help Consumers Select High-Value Health Plans
  • Danielle Lavallee, Research Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery, University of Washington, on Incorporating Patient-Reported Outcomes Into Health Care To Engage Patients And Enhance Care
  • Marcelo Coca Perraillon, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, on AGING & HEALTH: Use Of Nursing Home Compare Website Appears Limited By Lack Of Awareness And Initial Mistrust Of The Data
  • Benjamin Ranard, Graduate Student, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, on Yelp Reviews Of Hospital Care Can Supplement And Inform Traditional Patient Experience Of Care Surveys
  • Joe Selby, Executive Director, PCORI
  • Anna Sinaiko, Research Scientist, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, on Examining A Health Care Price Transparency Tool: Who Uses It And How They Shop For Care
  • Mildred Solomon, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hastings Center, on ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY The Ethical Imperative And Moral Challenges Of Engaging Patients And The Public With Evidence
  • Ming Tai-Seale, Senior Scientist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, on Enhancing Shared Decision Making Through Carefully Designed Interventions That Target Patient And Provider Behavior
  • Peter Ubel, Associate Director, Health Sector Management and Madge and Dennis T. McLawhorn University Professor, Duke University, on Study Of Physician And Patient Communication Identifies Missed Opportunities To Help Reduce Patient Out-Of-Pocket Spending
  • John Westfall, Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the High Plains Research Network, University of Colorado, on Reinventing The Wheel Of Medical Evidence: How The Boot Camp Translation Process Is Making Gains
  • Holly Witteman, Assistant Professor to the Vice Dean of Education and Professional Development, Université Laval, on One-Sided Social Media Comments Influenced Opinions And Intentions About Home Birth: An Experimental Study
  • Steven Woolf, Director, Center on Society and Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, on VIEWPOINT: Authentic Engagement Of Patients And Communities Can Transform Research, Practice, And Policy
  • Charlene Wong, Pediatrician, University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, on For Third Enrollment Period Marketplaces Expand Decision Support Tools To Assist Consumers

Health Affairs is grateful to PCORI for its support of the content on patients’ use of evidence and the event.