The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2013
The Back Page
Industry and Company News: Fourth Quarter 2013
New Risk Tip Series
We’ve launched a series of three-minute video risk tips designed for busy healthcare professionals.
“The Doctors Company has become the leader in efforts to reduce risk and keep physician practices safe,” said Robin Diamond, JD, RN, chief patient safety officer. “We encourage healthcare providers to watch these innovative video risk tips, share them with their colleagues, and, most importantly, put the suggestions shared in this series to work in their practices.”
Recent videos include “Reduce Medical Errors by Standardizing Patient Handoffs” (www.thedoctors.com/handoffs), “Four Tips for Providing Expert Testimony” (www.thedoctors.com/testimony), and “Top Tips for Avoiding HIPAA Violations” (www.thedoctors.com/violations).
Top Attorneys Sharpen Defense Strategies at Summit
When it comes to defending your livelihood and reputation, we seize every opportunity to gain the advantage. Our Annual Legal Summits are central to providing the industry’s most aggressive defense. We bring together our nationwide network of defense attorneys to share insights about developing litigation trends, the latest plaintiffs’ strategies, and successful defense practices.
We recently convened the 2013 Midwest Legal Summit—a meeting that gave more than 100 attorneys from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio the opportunity to hone their defense strategies.
Animated Video on the Future of Health Care
Using findings from our groundbreaking Future of Health Care Survey, we’ve created an animated video that reveals how doctors view coming changes. View this video and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/doctorscompany.
You can also follow us on Twitter at @doctorscompany and find us on LinkedIn and Facebook.
Reader Survey Results
Our commitment to protecting the practice of good medicine extends to delivering information on issues that matter to doctors.
Earlier this year, we asked members across the nation to participate in The Doctor’s Advocate reader survey. More than 2,100 physicians took the time to reply and to write in almost 500 comments outlining information they would like to see in future issues.
We received high marks for the relevance of our articles, and we learned that articles on claims case histories and analysis continue to be the most popular.
As a result of your comments, we’re adding a brief overview—“Article at a Glance”— to each main article to help you decide quickly if the content is relevant.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the reader survey. You’re helping us ensure that The Doctor’s Advocate continues to be a valuable member resource.
Significant Tribute Plan Milestone
We recently distributed a $138,599 award to one qualifying member. It’s our highest Tribute® Plan award to date—and another milestone for our unrivaled member benefit. To see your estimated balance and project your award, sign in at www.thedoctors.com.