Respiratory Infections & Antibiotic Resistance: A Message for Patients

Published on January 7, 2016 by

Maine Quality Counts is working closely with the ABIM Foundation, Consumer Reports and partners in both the Midcoast and Bangor regions to help prevent the overuse of certain medications, including antibiotics, through the Choosing Wisely® campaign. Recently, we published an article in the Coastal Journal reminding older health care consumers that most respiratory infections are…


New Tool Available to Maine Clinicians for Reducing Unnecessary Medical Treatments

Published on November 17, 2015 by

Introducing the Choosing Wisely® Campaign First appearing in Maine in 2013 as a pilot program engaging a small number of primary care practices, ABIM Foundation’s  Choosing Wisely campaign is now growing to engage multiple health systems and community organizations in Maine. Maine Quality Counts is a Choosing Wisely grantee, and is working to advance the goals…


QC Receives Grant to Reduce Overuse of Medical Tests & Treatments

Published on June 18, 2015 by

Today the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation announced that Maine Quality Counts has  been selected as one of seven recipients nationally of grant funding to implement its Choosing Wisely® campaign, a national effort to reduce the use of tests and treatments that medical specialty groups participating in the campaign have identified as frequently…


Starting the Choosing Wisely® Conversation in Maine

Published on August 26, 2013 by

I am thrilled to write our first official blog post on our new initiative called Choosing Wisely in Maine!  We will be able to help people be prepared with the right information before they talk with their health care provider. Our national partner Consumer Reports is working with us to help patients and health care providers have more informed conversations, and the ABIM…