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December 30, 2016, The Washington Post
Top Republicans Say There’s a Medical Malpractice Crisis. Experts Say There Isn’t
This article discussing the medical malpractice industry nationwide cites The Doctors Company's data on insurance rates and claims frequency.

November 10, 2016, Medical Economics
5 Strategies to Reduce Malpractice Lawsuit Threats
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, and Robin Diamond, senior vice president of patient safety and risk management at The Doctors Company, discuss how physicians and healthcare facilities can reduce risks and avoid malpractice suits.

October 18, 2016, Medscape
Are Internists the Biggest Target for Lawsuits?
This article covers the key findings from The Doctors Company's Internal Medicine Closed Claims Study.

October 5, 2016, Internal Medicine News
Diagnostic Error Most Common Claim Against Internists
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, discusses the company's recent study of closed malpractice claims in internal medicine and key mitigation strategies to address the top risks.

Fall 2016, CAPG Health
The Domino Effect of the Affordable Care Act
Rob Francis, chief operating officer of The Doctors Company, shares insights on how the Affordable Care Act is pushing doctors and patients into other forms of healthcare delivery, and the benefits and risks of that shift.

September 21, 2016, MedPage Today
The Doctors Company: Malpractice Claims Down
This article features The Doctors Company's analysis of 1,180 closed claims levied against internal medicine physicians spanning 2007-2014, which found that even with a spike in outpatient claims, overall claims are down.

September 21, 2016, MedPage Today
Case-by-Case: Anatomy of Malpractice
This article features case studies highlighting how some of the leading causes of malpractice suits play out in practice, pulled from The Doctors Company's Internal Medicine Closed Claims Study.

September 14, 2016, Medscape
Malpractice Risk: The Dangers of False Positives
Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety and risk management, discusses The Doctors Company's data on cases of false-positive diagnoses, noting that malpractice cases based mainly on this issue are relatively infrequent.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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 16, 2016, Modern Healthcare
Looking for Hot Spots in the Liability Danger Zone
This article features The Doctors Company's closed claims studies, which help doctors improve their practices. The article features interviews with David B. Troxel, MD, medical director of The Doctors Company, and several physicians who used the studies to identify risk in their practices.

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