Platt will contribute to the AcademyHealth, ABIM initiative to increase trust in health care.
As an assistant professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences, Platt works on a variety of trust-related issues in health care including understanding entrustment, informed consent, and the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of learning health systems. In her new role as senior scholar in residence for AcademyHealth and the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Research Community on Trust, she will contribute to raising issues of confidence in health care and help the organization in building a "field of trust research in health care." Through blogposts and other public avenues Platt will aim to increase visibility of new and emerging trust issues in this unique time in global health care delivery.
Platt is excited to lend her skills to the AcademyHealth and the ABIM Foundation community's effort saying “It will be important for this initiative not only to engage with the issues and hotspots that erode or break trust, which manifested recently in misinformation and skepticism about vaccinations, but also to regain the confidence of the public in health and health care,”
The Research Community on Trust, part of the ABIM Foundation’s Building Trust initiative(link is external), will explore trust at an organizational level, focusing on the role of healthcare organizations in building trust among leadership, staff, clinicians, patients, and the community. An outcome will be establishing best practices for building trust within health systems and examining opportunities for measuring trust in a meaningful way. Broader issues of health equity and misinformation will also be explored.
Read the AcademyHealth/ABIM Announcement