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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.

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 Articles

  • SEP 22, 2016
    Electronic Health Record Malpractice Risks
    It is important for physicians to become familiar with liability risks associated with electronic health records.
  • SEP 22, 2016
    Plastic Surgery Closed Claims Study
    The Doctors Company analyzed 1,438 claims against plastic surgeons that closed from January 2007 through June 2015 to understand what motivates patients to pursue claims and gain a broader overview of the system failures and processes that result in patient harm.
  • SEP 21, 2016
    Internal Medicine Closed Claims Study
    This study of 1,180 internal medicine malpractice claims identified the most common patient allegations and the specific factors contributing to patient injury.
  • SEP 21, 2016
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    We analyzed closed physical medicine and rehabilitation claims to better understand what motivates allegations of injury.
  • SEP 20, 2016
    Money Talks: Discussing Cost with Patients Before Treatment Is a Win-Win
    The physician needs to be involved in making sure that the patient is informed and educated about the financial burden of surgical and medical treatments. Doing this before proceeding with treatment can help lower the risk of a malpractice claim even when the medical outcome doesn’t meet the patient’s expectations.

 

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 patientsafety@thedoctors.com 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 healthcare 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.

Patient Safety
and Risk Resources


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