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.
April 10, 2018
Per a recent JAMA article, overutilization hasn’t proven to be a main driver of high health care spending in the U.S. as it compares to other countries. But does that mean we should leave that out of the equation altogether?
March 12, 2018
I have been travelling almost non-stop for a month now, visiting with thought leaders across the country and talking with them about the concept of trust in health care. My sometimes traveling companion Dr. Richard Baron and I have had multiple discussions with others around the dimensions of trust, including competency, integrity and trustworthiness. During... Read more »
February 23, 2018
Finding ways to drive more conversations about Choosing Wisely will create greater opportunities for success.