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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.

March 24, 2016, KevinMD
Engage Patients to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Risks
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director of The Doctors Company, and Robin Diamond, JD, RN, discuss why patient engagement has emerged as a key component of reducing the likelihood of an adverse outcome.

March 3, 2016, Becker's Hospital Review
Study: Hospitalists Face Acute Risk for Medical Malpractice
This article outlines the top three findings from The Doctors Company's Hospitalist Closed Claims Study, which analyzes 464 hospital medicine claims and outlines strategies to avoid the top patient safety risks identified in the analysis.

March 3, 2016, Hospitalist News
Diagnostic Errors Top Malpractice Claims Against Hospitalists
The Doctors Company’s study of 464 hospital medicine claims that closed from 2007-2014 is the focus of this article, including key takeaways to reduce liability exposure and increase patient safety.

February 12, 2016, Becker’s Hospital Review
The Most Common Reasons Patients Sue Cardiologists: 3 Key Takeaways
The Doctors Company’s study of 429 cardiology claims that closed from 2007-2013 is featured in this article, including key takeaways to reduce liability exposure and increase patient safety.

February 12, 2016, Becker’s Hospital Review
Praise, Criticism & Everything in Between: 14 Physicians Sound Off on EHRs
A study by David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, on closed EHR claims is highlighted as a tool to increase physician awareness of potential patient safety risks in this article where physicians share their thoughts on the EHR user experience and the future of these systems.

January 15, 2016, Healthcare Risk Management
Concurrent Surgeries: How Much Is Too Much?
In this article, Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, discusses the issue of concurrent surgeries, which was recently brought to light in a series of reports by The Boston Globe. She explains the liability and patient safety risks of this type of surgery and promotes full disclosure of concurrent surgery to patients. [Credit: Healthcare Risk Management, AHC Media, www.ahcmedia.com or (800) 688-2421.]

December 25, 2015, Medical Economics
Top 10 Challenges Facing Physicians in 2016
Julie Brightwell, BSN, JD, director of healthcare systems at The Doctors Company, discusses the potential liability risks of employing advanced practice providers, like nurse practitioners and physician assistants. She also explains how doctors can reduce these risks through careful documentation and procedures and good team communication.


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