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December 20, 2018, Oncology Times
Clear Communication: Always Key to Quality Care
Kerin Torpey Bashaw, MPH, BSN, RN, senior vice president of patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company, discusses best practices for communication and avoiding malpractice claims in oncology settings.

December 10, 2018, Medical Economics
What's Ruining Medicine for Physicians: Government Regulations
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, says the U.S. healthcare system isn’t set up to accommodate new payment models, so the transition from where we are to where we are heading will be long and difficult. In fact, The Doctors Company’s recent “Future of Healthcare” survey revealed high levels of resistance and skepticism among physicians when it came to value-based care.

November 21, 2018, The Atlanta Journal Constitution
After Seven Years, Ga. Malpractice Insurance Disclosure Still Flawed
Robert White, senior vice president and regional operating officer of The Doctors Company’s Southeast region, is quoted in this article, which focuses on ongoing issues with Georgia’s legislation requiring physicians to disclose whether they have malpractice insurance.

November 21, 2018, Kaiser Health News
Check Your Medical Records For Dangerous Errors
Devin O’Brien, senior counsel with The Doctors Company, comments in this article on when it may not be warranted for physicians to change a record for errors patients find in their medical records and requests patients make to have records changed.

October 19, 2018, Healthcare Analytics News
Doctors Aren't Luddites. But Their EHRs Are Broken
Bill Fleming, COO of The Doctors Company, discusses what the company discovered about physicians' attitudes toward EHRs in its recent Future of Healthcare survey of over 3,400 physicians. In the survey, 61 percent of physicians said EHRs negatively affect productivity and efficiency.

June 15, 2018, Dermatology News
6 Ways to Reduce Liability by Improving Doc-Nurse Teams
This article features Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety and risk management of The Doctors Company, who discusses the findings of the organization’s Nurse Practitioner Closed Claims Study.

June 12, 2018, Physicians Practice
Simple Steps to Avoid Medical Malpractice Suits
In this article, Rich Cahill, vice president and associate general counsel of The Doctors Company, provides tips on how to avoid malpractice suits and discusses what to look for in choosing a medical malpractice insurer.

June 08, 2018, Healthcare Dive
Alert Fatigue a Focus After Patient's Drug Allergy Warning Missed
This article features findings from The Doctors Company's EHR Closed Claims Study.

May 24, 2018, Physicians Practice
7 Staff Roles Practices Should Consider Adding
This article features David B. Troxel, MD, medical director of The Doctors Company, and the organization’s Nurse Practitioner Closed Claims Study.

May 17, 2018, Healthcare Dive
AMA Touts First Graduates of Redesigned Medical Curriculum
This article features findings from The Doctors Company’s EHR Closed Claims Study.

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