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November 29, 2007

ABIM President Named to Alzheimer’s Study Group

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 Launches New Website: New Tools Available for Physicians, Health Plans, Consumers and Others

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

ABIM Names Lorie Slass Vice President of Communications

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

First Ever Relationship Between Certifying Board - ABIM - and Information Technology Company Facilitates Efficient Reporting of Clinical Performance Data

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

Four National Health Care Organizations to Use ABIM Board Certification Tools in Their Physician Recognition Programs

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)
February, 2007 SkyRadio:
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.