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Media Inquires

Email: press@abimfoundation.org

Primary contact:
Erin Frantz, Media Relations Coordinator
(215) 399-1766

Secondary contact:
John Held, Director of Communications
(215) 446-3572

Survey: Physicians Aware Many Tests and Procedures are Unnecessary, See Themselves as Solution

Nearly three out of four U.S. physicians say the frequency with which doctors order unnecessary medical tests and procedures is a serious problem for America’s health care system.

Choosing Wisely continues Conversation about Unnecessary Care with Release of New Lists in 2014

To date, 60 societies and 16 consumer groups have joined the Choosing Wisely effort.

ABIM Foundation Announces New Tools to Enhance Physician Communication Skills

The ABIM Foundation announces new education modules, developed by Drexel University College of Medicine and nine medical specialty societies, to help physicians engage their patients in conversations about tests and procedures to question.

Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Competition Winners Announced

Today Costs of Care and the ABIM Foundation recognized six innovative projects developed by medical educators to promote high-value care by reducing waste and overuse in health care.

More Than 30 Specialty Societies to Release New Choosing Wisely Lists Of Tests or Treatments to Question

The new lists continue the Choosing Wisely campaign, which brings together national physician groups to develop evidence-based lists of five tests and procedures that may be overused in their specific field.

Teaching Value Project Aims to Reduce Health Care Waste

To begin educating physicians and reduce wasteful practices, the Teaching Value Project, an initiative of Costs of Care and funded by the ABIM Foundation, brought together a multidisciplinary group of medical educators and health economists to create a series of Web-based video modules that illustrate core principles of resource stewardship.

ABIM Foundation Announces New Members of Board of Trustees

The ABIM Foundation announces the appointments of three new members to its Board of Trustees, John G. Harold, MD, David H. Johnson, MD and Christine A. Sinsky, MD, effective July 1, 2013.

High-Performing Practices Highlight Innovations to Address Burnout

Citing lower payments, frustrating models of practice and long hours of clerical work that doesn’t utilize their training, fewer aspiring physicians are choosing to focus in primary care, threatening the quality of care patients receive.

ABIM Foundation Announces Top Articles in Medical Professionalism

The ABIM Foundation today recognized three seminal articles in medical professionalism with the Professionalism Article Prize.

ABIM Leaders Named “Most Influential Physician Executives”

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and ABIM Foundation President & CEO Christine K. Cassel, MD, and Chair of the Board Robert M. Wachter, MD, have been named among Modern Healthcare’s most influential physician executives for 2013.