Medical Professionalism In An Organizational Age: Challenges And Opportunities

Rothman, D.J., Blumenthal, D., Thibault, G.E.
Submitted: January, 2020

The structure of medical practice is undergoing an extraordinary transformation. The percentage of physicians salaried and employed by hospitals and health care groups has increased dramatically. Growing numbers of patients are using health information technologies that facilitate transparency and enable patients to use the internet and health tracking devices to better manage their health care. This article aims to start a dialogue on how these changes may affect the key responsibilities of medical professionalism: putting patient interests first, maintaining and enhancing physicians’ me