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Email: press@abimfoundation.org

Primary contact:
Erin Frantz, Media Relations Coordinator
(215) 399-1766

Secondary contact:
John Held, Director of Communications
(215) 446-3572

Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Competition Winners Announced

Today Costs of Care and the ABIM Foundation recognized six innovative projects developed by medical educators to promote high-value care by reducing waste and overuse in health care.

More Than 30 Specialty Societies to Release New Choosing Wisely Lists Of Tests or Treatments to Question

The new lists continue the Choosing Wisely campaign, which brings together national physician groups to develop evidence-based lists of five tests and procedures that may be overused in their specific field.

Teaching Value Project Aims to Reduce Health Care Waste

To begin educating physicians and reduce wasteful practices, the Teaching Value Project, an initiative of Costs of Care and funded by the ABIM Foundation, brought together a multidisciplinary group of medical educators and health economists to create a series of Web-based video modules that illustrate core principles of resource stewardship.

ABIM Foundation Announces New Members of Board of Trustees

The ABIM Foundation announces the appointments of three new members to its Board of Trustees, John G. Harold, MD, David H. Johnson, MD and Christine A. Sinsky, MD, effective July 1, 2013.

High-Performing Practices Highlight Innovations to Address Burnout

Citing lower payments, frustrating models of practice and long hours of clerical work that doesn’t utilize their training, fewer aspiring physicians are choosing to focus in primary care, threatening the quality of care patients receive.

ABIM Foundation Announces Top Articles in Medical Professionalism

The ABIM Foundation today recognized three seminal articles in medical professionalism with the Professionalism Article Prize.

ABIM Leaders Named “Most Influential Physician Executives”

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and ABIM Foundation President & CEO Christine K. Cassel, MD, and Chair of the Board Robert M. Wachter, MD, have been named among Modern Healthcare’s most influential physician executives for 2013.

Seeking Innovative Medical Educators Interested in Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely

Costs of Care and the ABIM Foundation have launched the Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Competition to identify the most promising innovations and bright ideas that can be successfully implemented on a larger scale.

21 Organizations to Engage Physicians and Patients in Conversations on Overuse of Medical Tests and Procedures

The ABIM Foundation has awarded funding to 21 state medical societies, specialty societies and regional health collaboratives to help physicians and patients engage in conversations aimed at reducing unnecessary tests and procedures.

Leading Medical Specialty Societies Identify 90 Tests and Treatments to Question

Seventeen leading medical specialty societies have identified specific tests, procedures or medication therapies they say are commonly ordered, but which are not always necessary—and could cause undue harm.