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Risks and Rewards of Technology in Healthcare Focus of National Summit

Insights from Experts Will Be Shared Via Video During Conference

Napa, California—July 11, 2016—Nearly 100 national experts, health system administrators, and physicians will focus on the benefits and risks that technology brings to healthcare when they convene July 14 at the annual Executive Advisory Board hosted by The Doctors Company. At this forum, health industry leaders will discuss how to improve doctor-patient relationships in the digital world and how to manage the growing risk of cybercrime against healthcare entities.

Video insights from speakers and panelists will be shared via The Doctors Company social media channels during the forum.

“We are proud to gather medical group leaders from around the country at our Executive Advisory Board,” said Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. “They are doing great work in addressing the most important issues affecting the practice of medicine today—and they have the vision, commitment, and will to do it. We partner with these experts in support of our mission to advance, protect, and reward the practice of good medicine.”

Keynote speaker Robert Wachter, MD, professor and interim chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and author of the New York Times bestseller The Digital Doctor, will address how the digitization of medicine is transforming healthcare—and what doctors and hospitals need to do to adapt to these massive changes. Dr. Wachter recently partnered with The Doctors Company to create innovative digital medicine resources, including 15 short videos.

Dr. Wachter will lead a panel about how technology is influencing the doctor-patient relationship with Alan Ertle, MD, chief medical officer, Mercy Medical Group, and Kevin Ward, MD, executive director, Fast Forward Medical Innovation, University of Michigan.

Attendees will also discuss the significant risks technology brings to the healthcare system and how to manage the ever-increasing threat of cybercrime. Over 50 percent of all cyberattacks occur in healthcare—and data breaches can lead to millions of dollars in fines and expenses, as well as lawsuits and regulatory investigations.

Paul Nikhinson, who serves as privacy breach response services manager at Beazley Group, where he supports clients in data breach investigations and assists in privacy risk management and loss control, will moderate a panel on the growing cybersecurity risks.

In addition, William C. Rupp, MD, former chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic of Florida and a member of The Doctors Company Board of Governors, will host a panel about engaging physician leadership in quality assurance efforts.

About The Doctors Company
Founded and led by physicians, The Doctors Company ( is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, with 78,000 members and $4.3 billion in assets, and is rated A by A.M. Best Company and Fitch Ratings.

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