Blog Category: Letters from the Foundation

Choosing Wisely: What We Learned and Carry Forward

The lessons learned from Choosing Wisely not only taught us methods to reduce overuse, but also taught us about the key behaviors needed to build trust – one being a simple, well-informed conversation between clinician and patient within an already established relationship.

The Love We Saw During the 2021 ABIM Foundation Forum

At the ABIM Foundation’s annual Forum in early August, more than 130 clinicians, advocates and other leaders in health care came together to discuss how health care organizations can act to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and engender trust among their patients, clinicians, staff, and from the communities they serve. Love was mentioned so many times in conversation, during presentations and in the chat that we lost count.

Are money and trust compatible?

We must harmonize, or at least deconflict, how health care organizations are paid and how health care benefits are structured. While there are no perfect models for paying for care, there are models that can minimize the potential for harm and perverse incentives.