Hajny Joins SDM as COO

MADISON, Wis. — Justin Hajny, a 15-year startup expert and 2010 MBA graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Madison, recently joined SDMCentral., a Madison-based health care technology company, as Chief Operating Officer.

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Investor Group Taps Guerra

BetterInvesting, a nonprofit designed to teach members how to better invest in stocks, recently chose Dan Guerra, CEO of AltusX to join its board of directors.

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Cox to Debut Chat Tools

Tom Cox, chief revenue officer of Altusinc and a veteran of executive sales teams, travels to Anaheim, Calif. Nov. 9 to the annual American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology where he will unveil an industry-changing technology for chronic diseases.

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Physician-Peer Relationships and Patient Experiences With Specialist Care

Preview — IMPORTANCE: Peer relationships may motivate physicians to aspire to high professional standards but have not been a major focus of quality improvement efforts. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether peer relationships between primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists formed during training motivate improved specialist care for patients. Download Article

Decision aids that facilitate elements of shared decision making in chronic illnesses: a systematic review

Preview — Background: Shared decision making (SDM) is a patient-centered approach in which clinicians and patients work together to find and choose the best course of action for each patient’s particular situation. Six SDM key elements can be identified: situation diagnosis, choice awareness, option clarification, discussion of harms and benefits, deliberation of patient preferences, and making…

Values and Preferences of Patients and Caregivers Regarding Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) A Systematic Review

Preview — Importance Patient values and preferences can inform atopic dermatitis (AD) care. Systematic summaries of evidence addressing patient values and preferences have not previously been available. Objective To inform American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)/American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters AD guideline development, patient and…

Don Bukstein, M.D.

Chronic Disease, Complementary Therapy, Complementary Therapy for Chronic Disease, Lifestyle Change, SDM