The lecture, being held Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington, is an annual event to share insights and inspiration about clinical health care quality. The lecture is named in honor of James L. Reinertsen, MD, the founding chair of ICSI, the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement.
An NPR Health News story reports on how health care teams at Massachusetts General are working on ways to involve their patients in shared decision-making. The initiative gives patients online, written and visual information to help them.
Often, radiation oncology is seen as a treatment avenue that is ultimately left to the physician to dictate. But there are tailored options, decisions, and discussions that can apply to individual patients, even if they all have similar diagnoses.