The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) presented its 2016 ASCP Patients’ Advocate Award to the ABIM Foundation for its leadership in advancing a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures through its Choosing Wisely® campaign.
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The new list of five targeted, evidence-based recommendations expands ASCP’s existing list to 15 recommendations and is designed to support conversations between patients and physicians about what care is really necessary.
The American Dental Association announced today that it has become the first dental organization to join the Choosing Wisely campaign.
The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in surgical oncology.
The American Society of Breast Surgeons today released a list of specific tests or procedures that clinicians and patients should question as part of Choosing Wisely.
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, a member of the American Academy of Nursing’s Choosing Wisely Task Force, has identified treatment approaches that may not always be necessary or in the best interests of women and newborns.
Pharmacist Group to Help Promote Patient-Clinician Conversations About Unnecessary Treatments BETHESDA, MD — ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) today announced its partnership with the ABIM Foundation on the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative to reduce waste in the healthcare system and avoid risks associated with unnecessary treatment. ASHP is the first pharmacy organization to participate… Read more »
AcademyHealth and the ABIM Foundation announced a new partnership aimed at reducing low-value health care, and the creation of a learning community of researchers and other stakeholders to accelerate the development and implementation of timely and relevant research in this area.
The Choosing Wisely Champions program is a national initiative to help recognize clinicians who are leading efforts to reduce overuse and waste in medicine.
HIV Medicine Association today released recommendations on commonly ordered, but not always necessary tests and procedures, to help patients and medical providers make the most of healthcare opportunities and resources, as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign.
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) released a list of five practices to avoid for better infection prevention and control and safer care as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign.
The American Academy of Dermatolog released new recommendations regarding dermatologic tests and treatments that are not always necessary.
Goal is to encourage clinician and patient conversations about appropriate genetic testing Bethesda, MD — July 10, 2015- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has released a list of five things patients and providers should discuss regarding specific genetic tests as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The… Read more »
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) released a list of five things to generally avoid when patients undergo bariatric surgery.
Health care organizations will focus on measurable reductions in antibiotic use and unnecessary testing, such as imaging. Second set of Choosing Wisely grantees funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Philadelphia, PA – The ABIM Foundation today announced the selection of seven initiatives that will focus on reducing the use of tests and treatments that… Read more »