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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.

April 7, 2016, Healthcare Info Security
Cyber Insurer Offers Ransomware Defense Insights
Recent high-profile ransomware attacks on major hospitals and healthcare systems highlight the importance of taking critical steps to avoid becoming the next victim. Craig Musgrave, senior vice president of information technology at The Doctors Company, offers vital cybersecurity tips for medical practices and offices.

April 2, 2016, The Doctor Weighs In
The High Cost of Ransomware Attacks–It’s Much More than Money
Craig Musgrave, SVP of technology for The Doctors Company, discusses the growing threat of healthcare ransomware attacks and how practices and hospitals can protect themselves.

March 25, 2016, Medical Economics
Defensive Medicine Versus Value-Based Care
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, discusses why defensive medicine is pervasive in healthcare and what reforms would be needed to reduce it.

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