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December 24, 2019, Medical Economics
Top Challenges Number 6: Avoiding a Lawsuit
In this article, Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety and risk management at The Doctors Company, discusses how vital a trusting patient-doctor relationship is for communication and patient safety, supported by data from The Doctors Company’s closed claims study.

December 20, 2019, HealthLeaders
Preoperative Assessments Key Factor in Anesthesia Malpractice Claims
This article features findings from The Doctors Company’s Anesthesia Closed Claims Study.

December 19, 2019, Medscape
The Elephant in the Operating Room: The Surgeon-Anesthesiologist Relationship
This article features Rich Cahill, vice president and associate general counsel of The Doctors Company, who stresses the need for good communication between the anesthesiologist and the surgeon and provides our data from the organization’s Anesthesia Closed Claims Study on how poor communication between providers can be a factor in medical malpractice cases.

December 11, 2019, HealthManagement.org
Malpractice: CT Scan Reading Errors Cause Patient Injury
Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety and risk management at The Doctors Company, discusses findings from The Doctors Company’s Radiology Closed Claims Study.

December 06, 2019, Health Data Management
CT Scan Read Errors a Leading Cause of Patient Injury
This article features data-driven insights from The Doctors Company’s Radiology Closed Claims Study.

December 05, 2019, Radiology Business
Misinterpretation of Scans the Leading Cause of Radiologist Malpractice Claims, Analysis Finds
In this article, Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety and risk management of The Doctors Company, addresses key findings from the organization’s Radiology Closed Claims Study.

December 05, 2019, Orlando Medical News
Electronic Health Records Continue to Lead to Medical Malpractice Suits
Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety and risk management at The Doctors Company, shares data-driven insights from The Doctors Company’s Electronic Health Record Closed Claims Study.

December 04, 2019, AuntMinnie.com
Misinterpreted CT Scans Leading Cause of Malpractice
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 Radiology Closed Claims Study.

December 03, 2019
Healthcare Organisations Will Increase Use of Captives, Predicts The Doctors Company
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, Bill Fleming, chief operating officer of The Doctors Company, and Robert Kauffman, president of Healthcare Risk Advisors (HRA), discuss the changing climate of commercial medical malpractice insurance. The insights are what prompted The Doctors Company to acquire Hospitals Insurance Company and FOJP Service Corporation, forming HRA.

November 01, 2019, Business Insurance
Who’s in Charge Here? Doctors Should View AI as a Tool
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, discusses how adverse outcomes influenced by artificial intelligence expose physicians and practices to potential legal liability.

November 01, 2019, Business Insurance
AI Meets Medicine as a Double-edged Lancet
In this article, Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, addresses the growing role artificial intelligence has in the practice of medicine, its potential impact on medical outcomes, and potential litigation risks.

October 31, 2019, AI in Healthcare
Majority of Physicians Optimistic about AI’s Impact on Healthcare
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, and findings from the organization’s report on the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare, are quoted in this article.

October 30, 2019, Physicians Practice
Your EHR Can Save You from Malpractice Litigation
This article features data-driven insights from The Doctors Company’s Electronic Health Record Closed Claims Study.

October 29, 2019, Medical Economics
How to Avoid Malpractice Suits
This article features insights from Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company, into important practice factors that mitigate the risk of a malpractice lawsuit, driven by data from The Doctors Company.

October 01, 2019, Healthcare Risk Management
Informed Consent Must Be More Than a Clerical Task
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, chief medical officer of The Doctors Company, and Peter Kolbert, senior vice president of claims of Healthcare Risk Advisors, discuss the importance of informed consent.

October 01, 2019, Healthcare Risk Management
Provider Stress Can Trickle Down to Affect Patient Safety
In this article, Robert Morton, assistant vice president of patient safety and risk management of The Doctors Company, discusses how stress in the healthcare industry can affect patient safety.

October 01, 2019, ED Legal Letter
EP Failed to Obtain Consult? ED Malpractice Claims Can Include This Allegation
Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety and risk management of The Doctors Company, comments on case studies by CRICO Strategies involving failure to obtain a consult.

October 01, 2019, Business Insurance
High Maternal Death Rates Raise Concerns
In this article, Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety at The Doctors Company, is quoted on the benefits of simulation exercises as a way to reduce the risks of injury in high severity / low frequency events.

September 27, 2019, Medical Economics
Which Direction are Malpractice Rates Headed and Why?
This article features Bill Fleming, chief operating officer of The Doctors Company, who discusses the impact consolidation has had on medical malpractice rates, the movement of larger healthcare organizations toward self-insurance, how healthcare consolidation may impact the number of medical malpractice insurers, and medical malpractice insurance price trends.

August 29, 2019, Mergermarket
The Doctors in Acquisition Talks, Wants More Healthcare Financial Service Expertise via M&A – Executive
Bill Fleming, chief operating officer of The Doctors Company, discusses the company’s acquisition strategy following its largest-ever acquisition of Hospitals Insurance Company (HIC), a New York State admitted and licensed insurance company, and FOJP Service Corporation, a New York service organization that provided third-party comprehensive insurance and risk management advisory services to HIC-insured hospitals.

August 16, 2019, Global Market Research
Artificial Intelligence as an Emerging Toolset for the Leaders of Healthcare
This article features insights from Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, on our annual survey of national healthcare leaders, which shows the increasing impact of digital healthcare.

August 13, 2019, Revcycle Intelligence
Value-Based Care Necessitates Shift in Primary Care Staffing Model
This article on value-based care mentions The Doctors Company’s Future of Healthcare Survey.

August 09, 2019, Becker’s Hospital Review
Digital Media, Telehealth Biggest Tech Concerns Among Providers, Survey Finds
In this article, Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, addresses the results from the annual survey conducted by The Doctors Company with the nation’s healthcare leaders about their most pressing industry issues.

August 09, 2019, AI in Healthcare
AI Emerging as Healthcare Leaders’ Top Toolset For Reducing Risk
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, is quoted in this article on the results from the annual survey of healthcare leaders conducted by The Doctors Company. The results of the survey reveal artificial intelligence as the best emerging technology risk and online media as the riskiest.

August 07, 2019, Medical Economics
How EHRs Affect Malpractice Suits
This article features findings from The Doctors Company’s Electronic Health Record Closed Claims Study.

July 01, 2019, American Academy of Dermatology
Distracted Doctoring: Experts Discuss a Growing Health Care Concern
Shelley Rizzo, MSN, CPHRM, senior patient safety risk manager for The Doctors Company, is featured in this article on distracting devices in healthcare.

June 29, 2019, Medical Economics
Risks of EHRs
Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety and risk management at The Doctors Company, is featured in this article on the potential risks of electronic health records.

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.