Cynthia D. Smith, MD; Wendy S. Levinson, MD; on behalf of the Internal Medicine HVC Advisory Board *
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Current Author Addresses: Dr. Smith: American College of Physicians, 190 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Dr. Levinson: University of Toronto, 30 Bond Street, LKSKI 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: C.D. Smith, W.S. Levinson.
Drafting of the article: C.D. Smith, W.S. Levinson.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: C.D. Smith, W.S. Levinson.
Final approval of the article: C.D. Smith, W.S. Levinson.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: C.D. Smith.
The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), ABIM Foundation, and American College of Physicians are collaborating to enhance the education of physicians in high-value care (HVC) and make its practice an essential competency in undergraduate and postgraduate education by 2017. This article serves as the organizations' formal commitment to providing a foundation of HVC education on which others may build. The 5 key targets for HVC education are experiential learning and curriculum, environment and culture, clinical support, regulatory requirements, and sustainability. The goal is to train future health care professionals for whom HVC is part of normal practice, thus providing patients with improved clinical outcomes at a lower cost.
Smith CD, Levinson WS, on behalf of the Internal Medicine HVC Advisory Board. A Commitment to High-Value Care Education From the Internal Medicine Community. Ann Intern Med. 2015;162:639–640. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/M14-2610
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(9):639-640.
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