ABIM News 2007
|November 29, 2007||
Dr. Christine Cassel, expert and author on geriatrics and medical issues related to aging, has been named a member of the Alzheimer’s Study Group (ASG), a new national task force co-chaired by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey.
|November 13, 2007||
ABIM has launched a new website – www.abim.org. – that will provide internists and subspecialists with fast, easy access to information about Certification, maintaining their certification, and improving their practice performance. Health plans, policy makers, residents, consumers and other site visitors will be able to find important information about board certification and how it can drive quality.
|October 22, 2007||
Lorie Slass has been named Vice President for Communications at ABIM. In this newly created position, she will work closely with senior management and the Board of Directors to strategically construct the framework for all marketing and communications initiatives geared to ABIM's wide spectrum of stakeholders.
|October 10, 2007||
ABIM announces the first ever agreement between a certifying board and IT company to facilitate physician reporting of clinical performance data to meet Maintenance of Certification requirements.
|August 7, 2007||
ABIM today announced that four national health care organizations are using its Maintenance of Certification program tools to recognize and/or reward quality care.
|August 1, 2007||Warning Regarding Spurious and Unrecognized "Certification" Boards|
|February, 2007||XM Satellite Radio:
Christine Cassel, MD, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine, explains the physician's role in improving the U.S. health care system. (11 minutes, 8 seconds, 1.29mb)
In an interview that aired on the inflight entertainment system on American and Northwest Airlines, Christine Cassel, MD, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine, discusses how ABIM and board certification play an important role in improving health care quality. (3 minutes, 47 seconds, 914kb)
|January, 2007||American Journal of Medicine (pdf)
The article, "Saving Primary Care," by ABIM Director David Reuben, MD, addresses the decline in enrollment in primary care and potential opportunities to improve the attractiveness of this field as a career choice.