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Is Shared Decision Making an important patient engagement and safety intervention?

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Founder of DynaMed, VP of Innovations & EBM Development
EBSCO Health

Brian Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP is the Founder of DynaMed and the Vice President of Innovations and Evidence-Based Medicine Development for EBSCO Health. Dr. Alper has developed and scaled operations for systems to provide rapid access to valid clinical knowledge for health care professionals (DynaMed and DynaMed Plus) and patients (Patient Education Reference Center), employing hundreds of people to develop and maintain the content and user interfaces and reaching more than one million physicians worldwide with more than 25 uses per minute. Dr. Alper has advanced research and development for evidence-based medicine for the community at large with methodology development, presentations and publications on randomized trials, systematic reviews, systematic literature surveillance, critical appraisal of clinical research, development and appraisal of clinical practice guidelines, and appraisal of appropriateness of clinical quality measures.

Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer

John A. Gillean, M.D., MHA serves as the senior clinical executive of CHRISTUS Health, a faith-based, Catholic health care organization serving communities in the U.S., Mexico, Chile, and Colombia. In this capacity, Dr. Gillean oversees all clinical departments and programs to assure the delivery of high quality health care for all patients in accordance with the organization’s mission, “To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.” His areas of responsibility include overseeing disaster preparedness and, as such, he has served as a member of the system Incident Command Center since 1999, being Incident Commander since 2011. In addition, Dr. Gillean became a Director of Emerald Assurance Cayman Ltd in 2005 and Chairman in 2008, a role he continues to perform.

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