Know Your Choices

We are pleased to have the support of many leading organizations in Washington state—all dedicated to improving patient care and patient safety.

Washington Health Alliance

Choosing Wisely® is an important and unique effort by physicians to identify overuse and to encourage conversations between physicians and patients. The Washington Health Alliance has a history of focusing on reducing overuse since the organization was founded in 2005, and Choosing Wisely perfectly fits with our mission. Choosing Wisely is an excellent opportunity to further highlight the importance of reducing overuse to achieve quality and value in health care.

Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about the overuse of tests and procedures and support physician efforts to help patients make smart and effective care choices. The WSMA and the Washington Health Alliance have shown great leadership and commitment to advancing the message that overuse and waste is not good medicine.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has joined the Choosing Wisely® campaign to provide resources for consumers and physicians to engage in these important conversations about the overuse or misuse of medical tests and procedures that provide little benefit and in some cases harm. Consumer Reports is excited to be able to reach millions of consumers with important health care information in its role as the “consumer communicator” in the campaign.

Medical Societies

American College of Physicians - WA

Spokane County Medical Society
Washington State Radiological Society
North Pacific Pediatric Society

Washington Osteopathic Medical Association
Washington Association of Physician Assistants

Other Valued Partners

"Premera Blue Cross is absolutely thrilled to be a partner with WSMA on the Know Your Choices - Ask Your Doctor campaign and promoting the Choosing Wisely® initiative. We believe it’s essential to empower physicians and patients with the best information possible that offer choices about care which can improve the efficiency of the health care system, but most importantly, result in healthier outcomes for patients. These are exactly the sort of programs we need in health care today." Roki Chauhan, MD, Senior Vice President of Integrated Health Management & Chief Medical Officer, Premera Blue Cross
First Choice

Washington State Hospital Association