Daniel Wolfson is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the ABIM Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation focused on advancing medical professionalism and physician leadership to improve the health care system. Mr. Wolfson has been instrumental in leading the Choosing Wisely® campaign (www.choosingwisely.org), a multi-year effort engaging more than 80 specialty societies to promote conversations between clinicians and patients about utilizing the most appropriate tests and treatments and avoiding care that may be unnecessary and could cause harm.
Previously, Mr. Wolfson served for nearly two decades as the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance of Community Health Plans (formerly The HMO Group), the nation’s leading association of not-for-profit and provider-sponsored health plans. During his tenure, Mr. Wolfson earned national recognition for spearheading the development of the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS™). Before serving at the Alliance of Community Health Plans, Mr. Wolfson was the Director of Planning and Research at the Fallon Community Health Plan. During that time, he led the product development team that launched the nation’s first Medicare risk contract with the Health Care Financing Administration.
Mr. Wolfson received his master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. Prior to graduate school, Mr. Wolfson worked in the Social Services Department of Massachusetts General Hospital, providing counseling and discharge planning for spinal cord patients, amputees and stroke patients. He serves on the Dean Advisory Committee at the University of Michigan at the School of Public Health and is currently an Adjunct Professor. He also is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing.