The US-based organisations Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and Healthwise have announced a pending merger, to create a larger, stronger not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring that patients are informed and involved in decisions about their care.
A joint statement says:
“By joining forces we will help ever-increasing numbers of people become meaningfully involved in their health care decisions…Our complementary strengths will provide an even stronger voice for the patient and together we will help bring about a health care system that is truly responsive to the patient’s voice.”
Informed Medical Decisions Foundation works to advance shared decision making through research, policy, clinical models and patient decision aids. Healthwise is a global provider of health information, decision support tools and care planning.