As a physician, is it possible to remain professional and market yourself? While it is understandable that physicians and physician researchers need to promote themselves to get jobs, patients, research grants etc., it should never come at the cost of patient care or trust.need to be able to trust that their physician is competent and… Read more »
Blog Category: Letters from the Foundation
I recently met with former CEOs of prepaid group practices (PGPs) that were part of the early years (1984-2000) of the HMO Group—now the Alliance of Community Health Plans—a coalition of not-for-profit, pre-paid group practices. (I was the first president and CEO.) One of the most notable accomplishments of this alliance back then was the… Read more »
I recently received an e-mail from a frustrated physician who expressed his concerns to me about HealthFair, a company providing screening services at his local academic medical center.
The following is a commencement speech given by ABIM Foundation President and CEO, Richard Baron, MD, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School’s 2014 graduation ceremony. “Your institution has ceded to me the last 15 minutes of your medical school instruction – how should I use it? One more time through the complement cascade?… Read more »
I recently spoke to several health system/hospital quality experts and physician groups in Upstate New York about the Choosing Wisely campaign. I was looking forward to speaking about the campaign to a hometown crowd (I was born and raised in Syracuse) and an audience that included my former next-door neighbor, the regional president of Excellus…. Read more »