Blog Category: Letters from the Foundation

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.

Physician Leadership Key to Patient Trust in COVID-19 Vaccine

Overall trust in the health system may be fractured, Americans’ trust and confidence in their doctors, even before the pandemic, ranked higher than the trust individuals place in leaders in business, government, and the media.