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Professionalism And Choosing Wisely®

Choosing Wisely appealed to the professionalism of physicians and other clinicians as articulated in the Physician Charter on Medical Professionalism, which included a commitment to manage health care resources.

Professionalism and Social Justice

The winners of the 2016 John. A. Benson Jr., MD Professionalism Article Prize were announced on April 25, and for the seventh year in a row I am pleased to see such high-quality pieces exploring professional behaviors and values as they apply to present-day health care.

Choosing Wisely Celebrating Its Fifth Year: So What?

Asking “so what” as we look at the laundry list of what we have achieved with Choosing Wisely reminds us that we cannot afford to rest on our laurels; this fifth anniversary is merely a start to the work left to be done.

Patient Safety and Professionalism

At the ABIM Foundation, we’ve long thought of patient safety through the lens of professionalism.

It’s Not All About the Money

Work at the Virginia Center for Health Innovation around Choosing Wisely is embracing the goals of the campaign, physician engagement and partnership with consumers and employers, instead of just focusing on cost reduction.

To Brazil With Love

The Choosing Wisely campaign was designed to engage physicians, clinicians and patients in a conversation that would increase awareness of wasteful tests and procedures. Empowering both physicians and patients in leadership roles is what is powerful and almost magical about the campaign.

Choosing Wisely®: A Co-Creation Experience?

How much deeper could we have gone to “co-create” Choosing Wisely?

The Professor and Professionalism

Imagine five special leaders in the quality and safety movement–a dream team, if you will–together on a single stage discussing the legendary professor and quality improvement pioneer, Avedis Donabedian.

Greater Detroit Area Health Council Visit: Detour on the Choosing Wisely® Roadshow

All journeys take detours and I am very glad this one took me to Detroit to visit the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) and their partners.

Research Community Works to Reduce Low-Value Care

To help close gaps and develop a coordinated approach to research around low-value care, AcademyHealth and the ABIM Foundation have joined to create the Research Community on Low-Value Care.