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Medical Professionalism in 2011

As we celebrate the arrival of 2012, I’d like to take a moment and reflect on the ABIM Foundation’s accomplishments in advancing professionalism over the past year:

Experience Trumps Policy in Changing Our Health Care Beliefs

Every day in the U.S. countless experts discuss plans and policies to contain the cost of health care using words and concepts that run counter to our (the public’s) experiences with finding and using care. Most of us ignore the steady stream of proposals until one political party or the other crafts an inflammatory meme [...]

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 [...]

Will We Be Bold Enough?

The 150 individuals assembling at the 2011 ABIM Foundation Forum: Choosing Wisely: The Responsibility of Physicians, Patients and the Health Care Community in Building a Sustainable System are sure to have lots of excellent ideas about how to design a system that is affordable, without overuse, misuse and underuse.

“Nothing About Me Without Me” – What Patients and Students Have To Say

At the end of July, 150 national health leaders will assemble for the annual ABIM Foundation Forum to discuss the economic sustainability of the health care system, and the respective and joint responsibilities of physicians, patients and the health care community. I reflect with a deep sense of awe and gratitude on the important participants [...]

From Conversations on the Sustainability of Health Care to Bold Actions

“Transformation occurs when leaders focus on the structure of how we gather and the context in which gatherings take place. Each gathering needs to become an example of the future we want to create. The small group is the unit of transformation… Peer-to-peer interaction is where most learning takes place; it is the fertile earth [...]