June 12, 2019
The key elements of the practice—compassion, multi-disciplinary teamwork, robust huddles, story-telling and person-centered care–—can be applied everywhere.
June 5, 2019
Over the next several weeks, I will devote this letter to writing about the winners of the ABIM Foundation’s recent Trust Practice Challenge.
May 29, 2019
In 2006, the ABIM Foundation and the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP), a non-profit health care think tank based at Columbia University, made a bold move to publicly confront the issue of physician conflict of interest (COI) and expose its threat to medical professionalism. A panel assembled by the Foundation and IMAP published... Read more »
May 20, 2019
While recruiting specialty societies to the Choosing Wisely campaign about six years ago, I attended a board meeting of a surgical specialty society. I had flown to Chicago to meet with the society’s board as it considered whether to join the campaign. The one question board members had for me was: What happens when a... Read more »
May 8, 2019
What disturbs me about online retail medicine is the lack of face-to-face conversation between the patient and the clinician.
April 25, 2019
Dialogue has to start with the assumption that all parties have good intentions and the belief that most people are reasonable most of the time.
April 4, 2019
This month marks the seventh anniversary of the Choosing Wisely campaign, which launched on April 4, 2012 to much public fanfare. Nine specialty societies took a courageous step, answering our call for clinicians to identify five things that are done too frequently in their fields and for which there was no evidence of patient benefit.... Read more »
February 1, 2019
[Bundled payments] serve to reinforce the goals we at the Foundation are trying to advance—professionalism, trust and choosing wisely.
January 15, 2019
Using “influencer marketing” to promote your brand or message... has the potential to create a whole new level of conflicts of interest, one that the profession—and medical schools in particular—need to prepare for.
January 8, 2019
This challenge is a key component of the Foundation’s new focus on issues of trust in health care. We chose to emphasize trust because this crucial aspect of an effective health care system is currently under threat.