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December 22, 2014, Napa Valley Register
The Doctors Company Dedicates Headquarters to a Founder
The Doctors Company dedicated its corporate headquarters in south Napa in honor of Joseph D. Sabella, MD, founding chairman and former president and CEO of the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.

December 2, 2014, Physician's Practice
Four Ways to Reduce Diabetes Care Malpractice Risks
Caring for diabetic patients can raise some unique malpractice risks for physicians. In this short video, Susan Shepard, director of patient safety education for The Doctors Company, highlights key steps practices should be taking to reduce the risks.

November 6, 2014, Medical Economics
Physicians Wait for ACA Malpractice Impact
In this article on malpractice industry trends, Jack Meyer, senior vice president, chief marketing officer for The Doctors Company, discusses the impact on premiums from the rapid growth in size of physician practices and from the consolidation of insurance agents.

October 16, 2014, mHealth News
Is Your PHI Safer than Jennifer Lawrence’s Naked Photos?
David McHale, senior vice president and chief legal officer for The Doctors Company, discusses how the cloud can be appropriate for healthcare providers looking to store health records and information, if providers conduct due diligence.

October 15, 2014, KevinMD
What Do You Know About Breast Reconstruction?
David Charles, MD, member of The Doctors Company Board of Governors and a recently retired plastic surgeon, discusses breast reconstruction options for cancer patients.

October 7, 2014, Physician's Practice
Reduce Malpractice Risks: Infectious Diseases
More cases of infectious diseases are being reported today in the U.S. than in previous years. This raises new malpractice risks for medical practices. In this video, Robin Diamond, senior vice president and chief patient safety officer, The Doctors Company, discusses six steps medical practices should take to mitigate them.

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.

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