The ABIM Foundation operates as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), working to promote improvements in healthcare by advancing medical professionalism.
The ABIM Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that permits exploration of the broader set of issues that are central to the common mission of ABIM and the ABIM Foundation: to enhance quality of care.
The ABIM Foundation focuses on four primary activities:
- Exploring what it means for physicians to be professionals in the 21st century;
- Stimulating physicians to become involved in quality assessment and improvement;
- Bringing diverse groups of leaders together to enable dialogue and consensus; and
- Promoting research of quality evaluation and improvement.
The ABIM Foundation’s work is led by a Board of 12 Trustees that includes national leaders in quality assessment and improvement and medical education, consumer advocates, policymakers, purchasers and representatives of the ABIM Board of Directors.