The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2014
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Dr. Richard Anderson opened our 10th annual Executive Advisory Board meeting in September by noting that “the challenge facing the profession is to provide healthcare ‘better, faster, and cheaper.’ It is a significant accomplishment to do any two of these objectives, and a daunting challenge to achieve all three, but that is the task before us.”
Nearly 100 industry experts from across the nation joined us for a one-day summit to discuss healthcare reform progress. Key speaker topics and panel discussions included innovative approaches to delivering healthcare, perspectives on population health management, and the national implications of California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act. To learn more about the meeting, go to www.thedoctors.com and visit our News and Insights page.
We have strengthened our expertise in providing innovative and comprehensive risk solutions for Integrated Delivery Systems (IDS). Our dynamic team of professionals now includes George Bennett, vice president of Business Development for TDC Specialty, who joins the company after 11 years as vice president of Healthcare Professional Liability at CRC Insurance Services.
“With his outstanding qualifications, George will provide leadership and strategic direction as we continue our expansion in the IDS market—specifically, providing comprehensive risk solutions for the nation’s leading medical practices, managed care organizations, healthcare systems, and hospitals,” said Rob Francis, chief operating officer.
In today’s changing practice environment, healthcare data breaches have become a question of “when,” not “if.” A data breach can lead to millions of dollars in unexpected expenses, as well as lawsuits and regulatory investigations.
Working with Paul G. Nikhinson, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E, of Beazley Breach Response, we have developed Healthcare Data Breaches—Risks and Mitigation Tips, a new video playlist to help members mitigate the risks of a data breach and avoid a lawsuit.
Watch our insightful videos to learn:
Each video takes less than four minutes to watch. Go to www.youtube.com/doctorscompany to access the playlist and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
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Fourth Quarter 2014
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An Ounce of Prevention
Telemedicine: Emerging Risks
Looking Ahead to 2015: Interstate Licensing
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2015 Young Physicians Patient Safety Award
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