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Certified aids

HCA began accepting patient decision aids for certification in April 2016. A list of certified patient decision aids can be found below.

Can I use the aids on this page?

Not all certified aids are free, or available to the general public. In some cases there may not be a direct link to the certified patient decision aid. This is because there may be a fee that providers must pay to use the aid with their patients. Not all decision aids are free because they may be proprietary and only available through your provider or health care system. For more information, please visit our patient decision aid webpage.

Maternity and labor/delivery

  • Organization: The Option Grid Collaborative, an initiative of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
  • Topic: Women’s health, maternity, prenatal testing
  • Audience: Women around week 15 of their pregnancy.
  • Description: Helps women decide whether or not to have amniocentesis testing during prenatal care. PDA can be found on the Option Grid website.
  • Organization: The Option Grid Collaborative
  • Topic: Women's health, maternity, prenatal testing
  • Audience: Women between 9 and 22 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Description: This decision aid addresses the question of whether or not to undergo prenatal screening tests for Down syndrome and other chromosomal conditions.
  • Organization: Healthwise
  • Topic: Women's health, maternity, birth options
  • Audience: Healthy pregnant women who are carrying babies that may be big. The decision aid indicates up front that the information may not be appropriate in the case of a medical problem that could require early delivery or cesarean delivery.
  • Description: Helps women decide whether to wait for labor to start on its own or to induce labor when estimates suggest that the baby may be getting big.
  • For more information contact: 800-706-9646
  • Organization: Healthwise
  • Topic: Women's health, maternity, birth options
  • Audience: Women who have had a previous cesarean delivery. The decision aid indicates up front that a trial of labor and vaginal birth may not be an option for some women.
  • Description: Helps pregnant women who have had a previous cesarean delivery decide whether to schedule a repeat C-section or to attempt a trial of labor with the goal of having a vaginal delivery.
  • For more information contact: 800-706-9646
  • Organization: Emmi Solutions
  • Topic: Women’s health, maternity, prenatal genetic testing
  • Audience: Women before conception or early in the first trimester.
  • Description: Educates patients about prenatal genetic testing options.

Joint replacement and spine care

  • Organization: Health Dialog Services Corporation
  • Topic: Orthopedics/hip replacement surgery
  • Audience: This decision aid is intended for people facing choices about surgical and nonsurgical approaches to managing hip osteoarthritis, including hip replacement surgery.
  • Description: This decision aid is for people who have hip osteoarthritis and are considering nonsurgical or surgical treatment for pain, stiffness, limited motion, or other symptoms that are causing difficulty with everyday activities or a reduction in quality of life.
  • Organization: Health Dialog Services Corporation
  • Topic: Orthopedics/hip replacement surgery
  • Audience: This decision aid is intended for people facing choices about surgical and nonsurgical approaches to managing knee osteoarthritis, including knee replacement surgery.
  • Description: This decision aid is for people who have knee osteoarthritis and are considering nonsurgical or surgical treatment for pain, stiffness, limited motion, or other symptoms that are causing difficulty with everyday activities or a reduction in quality of life.
  • Organization: Healthwise
  • Topic: Orthopedics/hip replacement surgery
  • Audience: The audience for the decision aid is people who have hip osteoarthritis that is causing pain and stiffness and impacting their activities and quality of life to some degree.
  • Description: This decision aid focuses on the question of whether to have hip replacement surgery or to use nonsurgical treatments (in any combination) to reduce pain and improve function in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip.
  • For more information contact: 800-706-9646
  • Organization: Healthwise
  • Topic: Orthopedics/knee replacement surgery
  • Audience: The audience for the decision aid is people who have knee osteoarthritis that is causing pain and stiffness and impacting their activities and quality of life to some degree.
  • Description: This decision aid focuses on the question of whether to have knee replacement surgery or to use nonsurgical treatments (in any combination) to reduce pain and improve function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
  • For more information contact: 800-706-9646