ASHP Joins Choosing Wisely Campaign

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…

New AcademyHealth and ABIM Foundation Partnership to Accelerate Research on Reducing Low-Value Care

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.

HIVMA Recommends Doctors, Patients Discuss Need for Common Tests

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.

ACMG Provides Recommendations on Genetic Testing Through the Choosing Wisely® Campaign

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…

Five Things to Generally Avoid When Having Bariatric Surgery

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) released a list of five things to generally avoid when patients undergo bariatric surgery.

New ABIM Foundation Grantees Will Focus on Reducing Overuse of Tests and Treatments Identified by Choosing Wisely Campaign

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…

American Urological Association Identifies Second List Of Commonly Used Tests And Treatments To Question

Initiative encourages shared decision-making between urologists and patients LINTHICUM, MD, June 11, 2015– The American Urological Association (AUA) today released a new list of recommendations regarding specific tests or treatments that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in urology, or urologic management that could be improved,  as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an… Read more »

American Academy of Nursing Announces Oncology Recommendations in Choosing Wisely® Campaign

Academy Releases Five Cancer Specific Treatment Approaches identified by ONS that Are Not Always Necessary or Advisable Orlando, FL  – The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), represented on the American Academy of Nursing (Academy)’s Choosing Wisely Task Force, identified practices that may not always be necessary or in the best interests of patient health. The Choosing…

Toxicology Societies Release List of Commonly Used Tests and Treatments to Question As Part of Choosing Wisely® Campaign

The American College of Medical Toxicology and the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology encourage physician and patient conversations about evidence-based medicine by identifying five treatments or tests to question. The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) jointly released their second list of five specific treatments, tests and procedures…

AMDA Releases Second Round of Potentially Unnecessary Medical Tests, Procedures as Part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® Campaign

Louisville, KY – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has partnered with the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign to encourage discussions among physicians, patients, and other health care stakeholders about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary or even cause harm. In September 2013, AMDA released a list of…