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- NOV 12, 2015The Doctors Company Wins National Award for Social Media Resources
- OCT 13, 2015Doctors Learn from Their Peers How to Harness Social Media
- SEP 03, 2015The Doctors Company Convenes 2015 National Legal Summit
- AUG 27, 2015Study Analyzes Medical Malpractice Allegations Against Orthopedists
- AUG 25, 2015The Doctors Company Teams with The Camden Group to Provide Expert Insights to Members
- NOV 19, 2015How to Teach Patient Safety to Young Clinicians
This column by David Mayer, MD, highlights the 11th Annual Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety: Telluride Experience in Napa, California, founded by Dr. Mayer and sponsored by The Doctors Company Foundation. The weeklong experience teaches future clinicians effective communication skills that foster safe patient care and transparency. The article also features insight from Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, on the importance of speaking up when faced with a possible safety issue.
- NOV 02, 2015Achieving Better Outcomes in Orthopedics: Study Focuses on Doctor-Patient Communication, Physicians News Network
Ralph A. Gambardella, MD, chairman and president of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles and a member of The Doctors Company and its Orthopedics Advisory Board, discusses a study of 1,895 closed orthopedic medical malpractice claims from 2007 to 2014 by The Doctors Company. In this article, Dr. Gambardella outlines orthopedic risks and offers tips for orthopedic teams to minimize liability exposure and improve patient safety.
- OCT 27, 2015ACA-Driven Malpractice Liability: 3 New Areas of Risk, FiercePracticeManagement
Rob Francis, chief operating officer at The Doctors Company, discusses new liability risks emerging under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a series of articles, “ACA-Driven Malpractice Liability: 3 New Areas of Risk.” Besides the introductory article, the series also includes “Malpractice Risk: Cost-Containment and Care ‘Rationing’,” “Malpractice Risk: Quality Initiatives and the Standard of Care,” and “Malpractice Risk: Patient Volume and Productivity Pressure.”
- OCT 25, 2015Avoiding an EHR-Related Malpractice Suit, Medical Economics
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, discusses increased malpractice risks associated with electronic health records (EHRs), citing information from a recent study of 97 closed EHR-related claims. The top reason for a claim, discovered in The Doctors Company’s analysis, was incorrect data input and other user errors.