Fall 2016, CAPG Health
The Domino Effect of the Affordable Care Act
Rob Francis, chief operating officer of The Doctors Company, shares insights on how the Affordable Care Act is pushing doctors and patients into other forms of healthcare delivery, and the benefits and risks of that shift.
September 21, 2016, MedPage Today
The Doctors Company: Malpractice Claims Down
This article features The Doctors Company's analysis of 1,180 closed claims levied against internal medicine physicians spanning 2007-2014, which found that even with a spike in outpatient claims, overall claims are down.
September 21, 2016, MedPage Today
Case-by-Case: Anatomy of Malpractice
This article features case studies highlighting how some of the leading causes of malpractice suits play out in practice, pulled from The Doctors Company's Internal Medicine Closed Claims Study.
September 14, 2016, Medscape
Malpractice Risk: The Dangers of False Positives
Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety and risk management, discusses The Doctors Company's data on cases of false-positive diagnoses, noting that malpractice cases based mainly on this issue are relatively infrequent.
August 9, 2016, Modern Healthcare
Banner Health Cyberattack Draws Class-Action Suit
In this article on a recent major healthcare data breach, Craig Musgrave, SVP of information technology at The Doctors Company, discusses what hackers do once they get into a system, how long it takes to find out a hack has taken place, and what healthcare systems and practices can do to defend themselves.
August 6, 2016, Modern Healthcare
Q&A: Physicians Regard Legal System as Broken, says Doctors Co. CEO
In this Q&A, Richard Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company and chairman of PIAA, discusses the biggest challenges facing the medical malpractice industry.
August 1, 2016, BuzzFeed
What You Don’t Know About Your Medical Records Could Hurt You
This article features The Doctors Company's study of closed malpractice claims involving EHR issues and quotes David B. Troxel, MD, medical director, who notes that the number of such claims will undoubtedly increase in the future.
June 25, 2016, Modern Healthcare
EHR Safety Goes to Court
This article focuses on a legal dispute between Cerner Corp. and PinnacleHealth over an EHR system that allegedly caused problems with patient safety. The article states that until now most of the lawsuits involving patient safety and EHRs have been handled as malpractice cases, citing data from The Doctors Company's study of malpractice claims involving EHRs. The article also features comments from Robin Diamond, senior vice president of patient safety and risk management at The Doctors Company.
June 10, 2016, Insurance Journal
Making It Possible for Hospitals to Be Honest About Medical Errors
The Doctors Company was involved in the development of AHRQ's Communication and Optimal Resolution program, which provides detailed guidelines for hospitals that want to adopt an open way of dealing with medical errors. Robin Diamond, senior vice president of patient safety and risk management, discusses the company's support of the program.
June 10, 2016, Medical Economics
How Physicians Can Deal with High-Deductible Plans
Rob Francis, COO of The Doctors Company, is quoted in this article about possible liability risks when patients postpone treatment because of cost concerns due to having a high-deductible insurance plan.