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ABIM Foundation Forum 2015

Bringing Culture Into Focus


The 2015 ABIM Foundation Forum aims to reach a common understanding of how culture can affect performance in health care and its role in facilitating the patient-physician partnership in routine care, care of patients with multiple chronic conditions and care at the end of life.

Specific Forum goals include:

  • Develop a shared understanding of culture, its importance and how it affects attitudes, behaviors, processes and outcomes of care.
  • Explore how culture influences relationships among patients, families, clinicians and administrators. Investigate what a partnership model looks like and how it contrasts with current culture and practice in:
    • Preventive and acute care
    • Care of patients with multiple chronic conditions
    • Serious illness care
    • Redesign of care processes
  • Explore how community culture, organizational culture and cultural and individual characteristics of patients, families and clinicians affect experience of care, decision-making and outcomes.
  • Examine the experience of organizations and communities that have intentionally changed their culture and improved their performance.
Earlier Event: June 14
DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting
Later Event: September 2
World Hepatitis Summit 2015