Renewing Professionalism Video Series: Resetting the Social Contract

July 13, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
The ABIM Foundation's video series, "Renewing Professionalism: A Challenge to the Health Care Community" documents a discussion among a group of nationally known physician leaders, educators, payers, policy opinion leaders and patient advocates. The third part of the video series, Improving Systems to Deliver High Quality Care examines the strengths and weaknesses in existing health care systems.

Interviewees share personal experiences, both as medical professionals and as patients, which have led them to achieve desired changes in the assumed responsibilities of physicians.

Included are their comments on:
- Team-based care
- Uses of information technology
- Ways to improve physician educational and training programs
- Potential changes in federal policy to support advanced physician practices

Among the interviewees featured in the discussion are:
- Richard Baron, MD, President, Greenhouse Internists, PC
- Clarence Braddock, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Medical Education and Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
- F. Daniel Duffy, MD, Dean, Oklahoma University School of Community Medicine
- Holly Humphrey, MD, Dean for Medical Education, University of Chicago School of Medicine
- Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, Immediate Past President, American Medical Association
- Jo Shapiro, MD, Director, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Otolaryngology

All five parts of the video series are available for viewing on the ABIM Foundation website.

The mission of the ABIM Foundation is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system. We achieve this by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policy makers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice. To learn more about the ABIM Foundation, visit, connect with us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.