July 31, 2014, Yahoo!Travel
How to Protect Yourself as the Ebola Outbreak Gets Dire in Africa
Dan Wright, JD, RN, vice president of patient safety at The Doctors Company, provides suggestions to travelers about how to protect themselves from the widening Ebola virus outbreak in certain West African countries.
June 24, 2014, Fierce EMR
EHR-Related Patient Safety Problems Persist 'Long After' Implementation
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director of The Doctors Company, is quoted in this article about a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) on patient safety issues from the use of electronic health records. Researchers studied 100 closed investigations involving 344 technology-related incidents that occurred between 2009-2013 in 55 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities.
June 2014, TCTMD
Viewpoint with Jack Lewin featuring Richard E. Anderson, MD
In this webcast, Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, discusses the most common claims brought against cardiologists, critical issues facing physicians today, and how physicians can improve patient safety.
May/June 2014, CAPG Health Magazine
Integrated Delivery Systems: A Crucial Outgrowth of Healthcare Reform
This article by Brian M. Parker, MD, medical director of clinical risk management at Cleveland Clinic, focuses on the drive toward healthcare consolidation and the Integrated Delivery System (IDS) as a rationalized model of healthcare designed to improve outcomes and reduce costs. In the article, Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, describes the complex process of managing risk for IDS.
April 24, 2014, Medical Economics
Be Proactive to Avoid HIPAA Violations
Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, senior vice president and chief patient safety officer for The Doctors Company, is among thought leaders interviewed for this article on the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. In particular, Ms. Diamond discusses the need for practices to conduct risk assessments to make sure they are in compliance with HIPAA.
April 14, 2014, ACP Internist
EHRs' Advantages May Carry Malpractice Risks As Well
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director of The Doctors Company, is among the thought leaders who share their expertise on potential risks with electronic health records (EHRs). He predicts that EHR-related claims will start being seen in the next year or two because of a lag between the occurrence of an adverse event and when a claim is filed.
February 1, 2014, Family Practice News
Who Gets Sued When Heart Disease Is Missed?
Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, senior vice president and chief patient safety officer for The Doctors Company, discusses steps physicians can take to prevent misdiagnosis of heart disease in women and the importance of strong documentation in case of a lawsuit.
December 10, 2013, Medical Economics
Six Ways Physicians Can Prevent Patient Injury and Avoid Lawsuits
Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, vice president of patient safety at The Doctors Company, discusses how adequate follow-up on diagnostic tests and specialist referrals can help prevent patient injury and avoid lawsuits.
November 25, 2013, Medical Economics
Competition Driving Malpractice Premiums Down
Rob Francis, chief operating officer of The Doctors Company, discusses the downward trend in medical malpractice insurance rates and the potential for the Affordable Care Act to slow or reverse that trend.
November 6, 2013, The Hospitalist
Why Hospitalists Remain Outside Malpractice Insurers' High-Risk Categories, For Now
Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, senior vice president and chief patient safety officer for The Doctors Company, discusses challenges and trends in hospitalist malpractice data. This article also features The Doctors Company's closed claims data.