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Translating Information Into Action: Improving Quality of Care Through Interactive Media

Series Overview Sep 30, 2009

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The Eisenberg Center convenes scientific meetings for the discussion of state-of-the-art concepts in communication and medical decisionmaking. Experts in health communication, health literacy, shared decisionmaking, and related fields come together to produce high quality, scholarly white papers (and stakeholder commentaries) that offer insight into how state-of-the-art advances in medical science can be transformed into state-of-the-art clinical decisionmaking and improved health communication.

This conference took place on September 22, 2009, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The conference explored how interactive media can be an effective, clinically significant resource for transforming science into practice through improved communication and decisionmaking.


  1. Interactive Media for Diabetes Self-Management: Issues in Maximizing Public Health Impact
  2. Use of Handheld Devices for Point of Care Decision Support
  3. Investing in Deliberation: Defining and Developing Decision Support Interventions for People Facing Difficult Health Decisions
  4. Web-based Cancer Communication and Decision-Making Systems: Connecting Patients, Caregivers and Clinicians for Improved Health Outcomes
  5. Asynchronous and Wiki Communication Within an Integrated Electronic Medical Record System to Coordinate Care for Complex Patients


The papers presented at the conference were published in the academic journal Medical Decision Making.

DuBenske LL, Gustafson DH, Shaw BR, et al. Web-based cancer communication and decision making systems: connecting patients, caregivers, and clinicians for improved health outcomes. Med Decis Making Nov-Dec;30(6):732-44. PMID: 21041539.

Ebell M. AHRQ White Paper: Use of clinical decision rules for point-of-care decision support. Med Decis Making 2010 Nov-Dec;30(6):712-21. PMID: 21183758.

Elwyn G, Frosch D, Volandes AE, et al. Investing in deliberation: a definition and classification of decision support interventions for people facing difficult health decisions. Med Decis Making 2010 Nov-Dec; 30(6):701-11. PMID: 21088131.

Glasgow RE. Interactive media for diabetes self-management: issues in maximizing public health impact. Med Decis Making 2010;Nov-Dec;30(6):745-58. PMID: 21183760.

Naik AD, Singh H. Electronic health records to coordinate decision making for complex patients: what can we learn from wiki? Med Decis Making Nov-Dec;30(6):722-31. PMID: 21183759.

Project Timeline

Translating Information Into Action: Improving Quality of Care Through Interactive Media (Eisenberg Center Conference Series 2009)

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Internet Citation: Series Overview: Translating Information Into Action: Improving Quality of Care Through Interactive Media. Content last reviewed October 2019. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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