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Patient Safety
and Risk Resources

Patient Safety

We provide the tools you need to help reduce risk and keep your practice safe.

ICD-10 Resources

Make a Successful Transition to ICD-10

Get ready for the new coding system with these
helpful resources.

Specialty Advisory Boards

We bring together top practitioners from around the country to discuss specialty-specific patient safety issues.

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Top Tips for Avoiding HIPAA Violations

Texting can lead to HIPAA violations-learn how to reduce your risk in this video risk tip.

Mid-level Practitioner Liability�Preventive Action and Loss Reduction Plan

Mid-level Practitioner Liability—
Preventive Action and Loss Reduction Plan

Learn strategies that can help you avoid liability risks when hiring or working with mid-level practitioners.

Recently Added ArticlesSubscribe to RSS feed

  • JUN 23, 2015
    Employing Advanced Practice Providers: Balancing Benefits and Potential Malpractice Risks
    Advanced practice providers (APPs), like physician assistants and nurse practitioners, perform both routine and complicated medical services for hospitals and medical practices across the country, improving patient access to healthcare. However, practices and hospitals that use APPs must also be aware of potential liability risks. Implementing effective risk management measures will help ensure that the benefits of using APPs are not at the expense of increased liability exposure.
  • JUN 04, 2015
    FDA Warning on Soft Tissue Filler Use
    The FDA has issued a safety communication regarding the risk of unintentional injection of soft tissue fillers into facial blood vessels.
  • JUN 01, 2015
    Health Literacy
    The Doctors Company supports the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) policy recognizing that limited patient literacy affects medical diagnosis and treatment. We encourage the development of programs that train physicians to effectively communicate with patients who have limited literacy skills.
  • JUN 01, 2015
    Frequently Asked Questions: General Topics
    Our experts answer questions about topics such as dictation, storage of medical records, and stolen prescription pads.
  • MAY 21, 2015
    System Dangers: How EHRs Can Contribute to Medical Malpractice Claims
    Medical malpractice claims involving electronic health records (EHRs) as a contributing factor are increasing. This analysis highlights the top EHR liability risks, both user-related and system-related, and the top allegations in EHR-related claims.


Connect with Our Patient Safety Experts

When you need personal attention, call on our dedicated patient safety risk managers. Connect with us at (800) 421-2368, extension 1243, or at to learn how we can support your practice.

Clinical Tools and Programs

Arbitration Program 
We offer resources on physician-patient arbitration for California and Florida members.

EHR and Telemedicine Resource Center
Avoid potential liability risks associated with new technologies.

FDA Drug Alerts
Sign up for the PDR Network, a secure, free online service that delivers urgent FDA drug and medical device alerts to health care practitioners.


Informed Consent Resources
Manage patients’ expectations with more than 100 sample forms.

Interactive Guides/Site Surveys
Uncover areas of potential liability in your practice with our self-paced guides.

Specialty Advisory Boards
We work with top practitioners from around the country to identify and resolve critical issues facing medicine today.

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