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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.

May 27, 2016, A.M. BestTV
Medical Professional Liability Market Remains Profitable But Shifting
In this episode of A.M. BestTV, Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, discusses the current state of the medical professional liability market.

May 18, 2016, PIAA
PIAA Selects Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, as Chair of Board of Directors
PIAA, the leading international association representing the medical and healthcare professional liability (MPL/HPL) insurance community, announced that Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and CEO, The Doctors Company, was selected by the Association’s Board of Directors to serve as its Chair. The appointment occurred on Friday, May 13, during the 2016 PIAA Medical Liability Conference in Washington, D.C.

May 10, 2016, Medical Economics
How to Prevent Malpractice Lawsuits Due to EHR Errors
This article shares insights on preventing EHR errors that can lead to malpractice lawsuits from The Doctors Company's EHR closed claims study.

May 9, 2016, The Wall Street Journal
Clues to Better Health Care From Old Malpractice Lawsuits
This article describes how doctors nationwide are using insights from The Doctors Company's closed claims studies to fine-tune their approach to diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up in a range of specialties.

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