Promoting the ABIM Foundation Choosing Wisely® Campaign
Avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures is critical to creating value in the U.S. health care system. Under a grant from the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign, IHA is partnering with Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego County; Sutter Health in the Sacramento/Central Valley/San Francisco Bay areas; the California chapter of the American College of Physicians; the Center for Healthcare Decisions; and Blue Shield of California to reduce overuse of the following interventions:
Project partners also participate in Smart Care California, a related effort to reduce the overuse of inappropriate tests, treatments, and procedures.
Choosing Wisely in the News
The Center for Healthcare Decisions (CHCD) was featured in the California Health Care Foundation’s (CHCF) blog discussing the initiative Doing What Works. The purpose of the project is to identify the perspectives of insured Californians on ways to reduce the use of medical services that are harmful and or wasteful.
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group was featured in an article in the Union Tribune that discusses the new partnership with Choosing Wisely ® and the medical group’s commitment to reducing overuse.