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Monthly Archives: August, 2011

Eyes on the (Professionalism Article) Prize

The ABIM Foundation recently awarded inaugural Professionalism Article Prizes to three journal articles in the categories of Commentary/Perspective, Medical Education and Training and Professionalism in Practice. Congratulations to our winners, who were chosen by an esteemed selection committee comprised of a consumer representative, medical student and several physicians.

Whittling Costs in White Coats

At the beginning of last week, I was excited to be invited to take part in the ABIM Foundation Forum, where the who’s who in medicine convened to discuss how to create a sustainable healthcare system, where costs are controlled and quality of care is preserved. We heard some bold vision and ideas, many of [...]

2011 Forum Aftermath: “Despite Deep Cuts, Unbridled Health Spending”

As horrifying as it was to awake on August 3 to this headline on the front page of The New York Times, it deepened my sense of personal responsibility to dedicate the ABIM Foundation to making health care better and cost less (not just lowering the inflation rate).  The article and its original headline, “Despite [...]

Forum 2011, Day 2: Memorable Moments

Many thanks to Leslie Tucker who helped with this post. On day two of the Forum, attendees offered an abundance of rich ideas on how to advance the agenda to build a sustainable health care system. I will write more about that in future posts, after the dust settles and I’ve had more time for [...]

Forum 2011, Day 1: Incredible, Challenging Plenary Speakers Create a Framework

In previous posts I have written about my hopes for the 2011 ABIM Foundation Forum, which began today. Each year national leaders in medicine, patient advocacy, government, business and health systems gather to discuss and identify what they can do individually and collectively to address a single issue related to medical professionalism. This year’s Forum [...]