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December 17, 2017, Medical Economics
Is a Scribe Right for You?
This article, featuring David B. Troxel, MD, medical director of The Doctors Company, discusses the growing use of medical scribes.

November 30, 2017, Medscape
Legal Risks of Delegating Informed Consent to an NP or PA
Rich Cahill, vice president and associate general counsel at The Doctors Company, provides information on best practices for informed consent.

November 15, 2017, Medscape
Lawsuits: Most Doctors Say There Was No Trigger Event
This article on malpractice litigation features David B. Troxel, MD, medical director, who provides data-driven insights from The Doctors Company.

October 20, 2017, U.S. News
Here’s Why Your Doctor Might 'Divorce' You
In this article, Rich Cahill, vice president and associate general counsel at The Doctors Company, provides tips for terminating patient relationships.

August 18, 2017, Ob.Gyn News
Key Steps to Preventing Patient Injury
Susan Mann, MD, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and member of The Doctors Company and its Obstetrics Advisory Board, discusses the clinical guide to improving patient safety and managing risk and Obstetrics Closed Claims Study by The Doctors Company. In this article, Dr. Mann outlines two key communication failures revealed in the claims data and offers tips to minimize liability exposure and improve patient safety.

August 01, 2017, The Washington Post
In Trump Era, Lobbyists Boldly Take Credit for Writing Bill to Protect Their Industry
Richard E. Anderson, MD, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, speaks out on malpractice tort reform and for laws that "meet the needs of those they are meant to govern."

July 26, 2017, Medscape
When Friends and Family Ambush You for Free Medical Advice
In this article, Robin Diamond, senior vice president of patient safety and risk management at The Doctors Company, provides tips on what physicians can do to protect themselves when dispensing informal advice.

July 21, 2017, The Buffalo News
Another Voice: Why Heart Disease is Sometimes Misdiagnosed
This article on misdiagnosed cardiovascular disease is based on the data-driven insights from a study by The Doctors Company and CRICO Strategies.

July 01, 2017, Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Medical Malpractice: Should Patients Sign Arbitration Agreements?
Devin O’Brien, managing attorney at The Doctors Company, offers physicians tips on how to enter arbitration agreements on solid legal footing.

June 28, 2017, Insurance Journal
Commentary: Florida High Court Med Mal Award Cap Ruling Ignores Market History
Robert White, senior vice president and regional operating officer at The Doctors Company, discusses the Florida Supreme Court ruling and explains why the disappointing decision is not an unexpected one.

June 26, 2017, Becker's Hospital Review
Survey Reveals Lack of Training and Standardization with Medical Scribes
This article on the risks of using medical scribes features data from a national survey of The Doctors Company's members.

June 12, 2017, Physicians Practice
Five EHR-Related Medical Malpractice Landmines
This article features David B. Troxel, MD, medical director, who discusses the EHR-related liability risks identified in The Doctors Company’s closed claims study.

June 10, 2017, Medical Economics
Tips for Physicians to Purchase the Right Malpractice Insurance
This guide for doctors on purchasing malpractice insurance includes insights from Bill Fleming, chief operating officer of The Doctors Company.

June 10, 2017, The Washington Post
Is Your Surgeon Double-Booked?
In this article about concurrent surgeries, Robin Diamond, senior vice president for patient safety and risk management at the Doctors Company, discusses why adequate informed consent is essential.

June 06, 2017, Physicians Practice
What to Do When You Are Sued for Malpractice
In this article, Doug McCullough, Esq., assistant vice president of claims for The Doctors Company, discusses the steps doctors should take when faced with a medical malpractice lawsuit.

May 17, 2017, Medscape
Malpractice Dangers in the Patient Handoff
This article on the risks of poor communication during handoffs features data from The Doctors Company's Hospitalist Closed Claims Study and insights from Darrell Ranum, VP of Patient Safety.

May 01, 2017, Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Medical Malpractice: 5 Tips to Avoid Anesthesia Lawsuits
In this article, Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety and risk management at The Doctors Company, provides insight on how early disclosures and apologies from physicians may make patients less likely to pursue litigation.

April 26, 2017, Medscape
Five Doctors Tell ‘How I Survived After Being Sued'
This article describes the stress doctors face when they are involved in a malpractice lawsuit and the industry-leading litigation resources The Doctors Company offers doctors when they are sued.

April 23, 2017, The Wall Street Journal
Opioid Use Soars Among Middle Aged and Elderly
This article about the prescription opioid abuse epidemic cites The Doctors Company's data about opioid malpractice claims and discusses the company's CME program on the topic.

April 20, 2017, The Laryngoscope
Postoperative Hemorrhage and Hospital Revisit After Transoral Robotic Surgery
The Doctors Company Foundation funded a grant to investigate the incidence and complications related to postoperative hemorrhage after transoral robotic surgery.

April 14, 2017, KevinMD.com
Prescribing Opioids Safely: How to Have Difficult Patient Conversations
This article about safe opioid prescriptions features insights from The Doctors Company's review of 1,770 claims in which patient harm involved medication factors.

March 27, 2017, HealthDay News
Fewer Successful Malpractice Claims in U.S., But Higher Payouts
In this article, David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, discusses recent trends in medical malpractice claim frequency and severity.

March 26, 2017, Albuquerque Journal
High Court Ruling Applauded
Stephen H. Haynes, MD, chairman of The Doctors Company's New Mexico Physician Advisory Board, praises a recent decision by the New Mexico Supreme Court that recognizes that cross-border medical services in Texas are essential to New Mexico residents. The Doctors Company worked on behalf of this case to ensure the scales of justice were balanced in favor of the practice of good medicine.

March 16, 2017, Healthcare Finance News
Breaking Down the Financial Toll of Healthcare Data Breaches
Craig Musgrave, CIO of The Doctors Company, and Devin O'Brien, senior counsel at The Doctors Company, discuss the financial toll hospitals and medical practices face after a data breach.

March 13, 2017, KevinMD.com
It’s Time to Reset the Medical Malpractice Insurance Conversation
In this article, Richard E. Anderson, MD, chairman and CEO, gives his perspective on why The Doctors Company believes it is important to “take the ‘mal’ out of malpractice.”

March 10, 2017, Napa Valley Register
Queen of the Valley Nurses Trained in Stroke Assessment
This article discusses how an $88,020 grant from The Doctors Company Foundation helped train 450 nurses in stroke assessment at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, California.

February 15, 2017, Internal Medicine News
Malpractice 2017: Do We Need Reform?
Richard E. Anderson, MD, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, discusses the current state of medical malpractice reform and the changing healthcare environment.

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