ABIM Foundation Focus – Summer 2014
July 9, 2014
ABIM Foundation Announces New Members of Board of Trustees
The ABIM Foundation announced the appointments of new Trustees and officers on July 1. New members include:
- Gregory P. Poulsen, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Intermountain Healthcare
- Sharon A. Levine, MD, Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Director of Geriatric Educational Innovations in the Geriatrics Section
New officers include:
- Chair: Holly J. Humphrey, MD, Ralph W. Gerard Professor of Medicine and Dean for Medical Education, the University of Chicago
- Immediate Past Chair: Donald E. Wesson, MD, Vice Dean, Texas A&M Health Science Center (Temple Campus); Chief Academic Officer, Scott & White Clinic/Hospital
- Vice Chair: Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD, Director, Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness & Safety Research
- Secretary-Treasurer: Christine A. Sinsky, MD, General Internist, Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans
The Board of Trustees oversees the ABIM Foundation by advancing the Foundation’s work in medical professionalism. The Board includes many national leaders in the health care community who have served on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Board of Directors.
New Report from AcademyHealth and ABIM Foundation
Improving quality and enhancing value in health care delivery is a national priority, and research related to overuse of health care services is growing rapidly. The ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign is one effort to help stimulate conversations on waste and overuse; however, research faces significant challenges due to funding lags and dissemination barriers.
In early 2014, ABIM Foundation partnered with AcademyHealth to convene a small invitational meeting to discuss the current landscape and opportunities, priorities and challenges related to sponsoring, conducting and disseminating research on health care resource utilization.
The results of this meeting are summarized in a new report, Promoting the Appropriate Use of Health Care Services: Research and Policy Priorities. This report presents a framework for prioritizing future research related to health care resource utilization.