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2010-12-22 08:47:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physician behaviors are "profoundly influenced by the organizational and environmental context in which care is delivered," according to a perspective in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association authored by leaders of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation. The perspective authors articulate a behavioral and systems view of professionalism where delivery system leaders and policy makers help...

2010-04-29 08:08:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) will begin offering internists and subspecialists in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program a knowledge assessment option focused on improving health care for medically underserved populations and closing well-documented disparities in care. The first MOC tool of its kind developed by any American Board of Medical Specialties member board, the ABIM module, "Care for the Underserved,"...

2010-01-05 14:32:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against a board review course for physicians in internal medicine, alleging copyright infringement and theft of trade secrets by Arora Board Review, its principal Rajender K. Arora, M.D., and Anise Kachadourian, M.D. On December 7, 2009, U.S. Marshals, together with ABIM security and attorneys, seized infringing...

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2009-04-29 11:00:00

The Institute of Medicine is calling for tough oversight among medical professionals who have been regularly known for accepting gifts, meals and samples from drug company representatives. "It is time for medical schools to end a number of long-accepted relationships and practices that create conflicts of interest, threaten the integrity of their missions and their reputations, and put public trust in jeopardy," said the report from the IOM, which is part of the National Academy of Sciences....

2009-04-28 09:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The ABIM Foundation both lauds and supports the Institute of Medicine's report, Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice. The recommendations will be critical to protecting the integrity of professional judgment and preserving public trust in medicine. "In 2002, the ABIM Foundation, the American College of Physicians Foundation and the European Federation of Internal Medicine recognized that physicians today face...

2009-04-27 09:58:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the White House announced the appointment of Christine K. Cassel, MD, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine to President Barack Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Dr. Cassel joins 19 other scientists and engineers on the council to advise the President's efforts to have science inform the Administration's decisions related to policy and research. "I am honored to join such an...

2009-04-02 08:51:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John K. Davis, II has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), effective April 13. In this newly created position, Mr. Davis will work closely with senior management and the Board of Directors to provide the vision, strategic direction, and operational oversight for the development and implementation of information technology initiatives that support ABIM's mission to...

2008-07-01 09:01:11

PHILADELPHIA, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ABIM Foundation will dedicate its efforts over the next five years to bridging the concepts of medical professionalism and accountability in health care toward the ultimate goal of improving patient care. In addition, the Foundation announced that officers of its Board of Trustees now include, for the first time, two non-physician leaders whose public perspectives will help guide the Foundation's work. Glenn Hackbarth, Chair of the...


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Annals of Internal Medicine
2012-05-07 07:34:57

Annals of Internal Medicine is an academic medical journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It was founded in 1927. It has been published biweekly (on the first and third Tuesday of each month) since 1988. The current editor is Christine Laine (as of May 2012). Its archives back to 1993 are available on the journal’s website in text formats. PDF formats are accessible back to 1999. Some material over six months old is open-access, and all material is provided free to...

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