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Choosing Wisely® Campaign

Informed patients make smarter healthcare choices

Choosing Wisely® is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures.  It is designed to educate employers and their employees about the dangers and issues associated with the overuse of health care services. The campaign helps employers encourage their employees to get involved in their health care so they can have informed conversations with their physicians. 
To access more than 100 guides (including videos) to getting better, safer, more cost-effective care, simply click on the following link:



Choosing Wisely-Related Videos now available at

A new resource for employers and their employees, is a microsite developed by the Lehigh Valley Physician Hospital Organization (LVPHO) to help patients have more informed conversations with their providers. The topics that will be featured align with health care choices affecting patients and providers in our community that may lead to wasteful spending. Recommendations are based on Choosing Wisely® principles.
The first set of videos covers overuse of antibiotics, featuring Timothy Friel, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network. Dr. Friel offers five key questions patients can ask that will help promote an understanding of when antibiotics are an appropriate choice. Having this conversation is part of the worldwide effort to reduce antibiotic overuse and the danger of antibiotic ineffectiveness.
Encourage your employees to Visit today and look for more topics coming soon!