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Human Diagnosis Project Named Semi-Finalist in MacArthur Competition

Human Diagnosis Project Named Semi-Finalist in MacArthur Competition

ABMS is a partner in the “Specialty Net” proposed by the Human Diagnosis Project, which is a semi-finalist in the 100&Change, a global competition for a single $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The Human Diagnosis Project, which proposes providing virtual access to specialist medical care for underserved U.S. patients through its “Specialty Net,” is one of eight semi-finalists chosen from approximately 7,000 competition registrants. Other partners in the project are the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Medical Association, and American College of Physicians.

“As the nation’s leading organization overseeing physician specialty certification, ABMS and its Member Boards recognize the gap that exists for the most vulnerable populations with regard to access to specialty care,” stated ABMS President and Chief Executive Officer Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA. “We support the work of the Human Diagnosis Project in their development of ‘Specialty Net’ as a potential method by which these patients’ and their families’ physicians can obtain access to consultations by expert medical specialists. ‘Specialty Net’ has the potential to improve the health and well-being of patients in this country; we congratulate ‘Specialty Net’ on being selected as a semi-finalist in the McArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition.”

In September, the semi-finalists will be narrowed to five finalists from whom a single recipient will be chosen in December. Learn more about the 100&Change competition.