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June 20, 2019, New York State Department of Financial Services
DFS Approves Acquisition of Hospitals Insurance Company by The Doctors Company
Financial Services Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell announces that the Department of Financial Services (DFS) has approved the application of The Doctors Company to purchase Hospitals Insurance Company, from Maimonides Health Resources, Inc., Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, Inc., and Mount Sinai Health System, Inc., and the assets and liabilities of HIC’s current manager, FOJP Service Corporation, from the sellers.

May 09, 2019, HealthLeaders
New Partnership Explores Nexus of Digital Health and Patient Safety
A million-dollar partnership between the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and The Doctors Company is set to explore the intersections of digital health and patient safety. Kerin Bashaw, senior vice president of patient safety and risk management at The Doctors Company, and Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD, associate professor at UCSF School of Medicine, discuss how innovations such as artificial intelligence have the potential to improve patient safety.

April 19, 2019, Pediatric News
Malpractice: Diagnostic Errors Top Allegation Involving Children
Diagnostic error is the most common allegation against pediatricians when sued by patients and their families, a recent study by The Doctors Company found. In this article, Darrell Ranum, vice president, department of patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company, and William F. Getman, MD, pediatrician with the Austin Regional Clinic, discuss the Study of Malpractice Claims Involving Children.

April 12, 2019, HealthLeaders
Diagnosis Mishaps Top Cause of Pediatric Malpractice Claims
Darrell Ranum, vice president, department of patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company, discusses the company’s Study of Malpractice Risks Involving Children. In the article, Mr. Ranum notes that the study of more than 1,200 closed claims involving 52 specialties and subspecialties reveals why making accurate diagnoses in pediatric care can be daunting.

March 29, 2019, WBUR Radio
Electronic Health Record ‘Gag Clauses’ May Soon Come Off
Darrell Ranum, vice president, department of patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company, discusses the results of the company’s Electronic Health Record Closed Claims Study. He is interviewed along with other experts in this broadcast and article about healthcare professionals not being able to share EHR issues that could lead doctors to make mistakes, unless they are given permission by the EHR vendor.

March 04, 2019, Chicago Tribune
Rush Reports Data Breach Involving 45,000 Patients
Rachel Patrizzo, vice president of cyber liability underwriting with TDC Specialty Underwriters, a subsidiary of The Doctors Company, is featured in this article on health system cybersecurity.

February 15, 2019, KVON Radio
Today in Napa Valley
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, discusses how the company was formed after a physician medical malpractice insurance crisis in California and grew to the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, how defensive medicine adds to healthcare costs, and more.

January 27, 2019, USA Today
Fight Opioid Crisis with Recommended Drug
Kerin Torpey Bashaw, MPH, BSN, RN, senior vice president of patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company, says we can’t immediately solve the opioid health crisis, but we can prevent unintentional loss of life by providing naloxone to those at risk of opioid overdose.

January 01, 2019, The Hospitalist
Defeating the Opioid Epidemic
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, speaks with U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, about the opioid epidemic’s enormous impact on communities and health services in the United States.

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