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.
November 29, 2018
For a profession that is based on an intimate relationship between patients and their health care providers, the perception that hospitals are consolidating out of greed without regard for the consequences for patients could intensify the fraying of Americans’ trust in health care.
September 13, 2018
Regardless of its effects on decision-making, if patients perceive a quid pro quo between a physician and a pharmaceutical company (for example), trust has already been chipped away.
July 23, 2018
The 2018 Forum goals are to examine ways to build and nurture trust against a backdrop of political and social turmoil, and all-time lows in Americans’ trust in institutions across society.
June 25, 2018
We need to study the fear factor in American medicine, particularly as it pertains to perceived versus actual instances of litigation.