Dec 13, 2022
Increased Risks of Delayed Care Post-Roe: Clinician Perspectives
In the wake of the Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade, rapid changes in hospital protocols have at times amplified confusion over what is legally allowed when responding to ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, or other obstetric complications. Clinicians in some states may feel pinned between their obligation to care for the patient and their obligation not to break the law.

Jun 05, 2023
Industry and Company News
Announcements in the fourth quarter of 2022 include our AM Best ‘A’ (Excellent) Financial Rating, new Leading Voices in Healthcare resources, and a new article exploring technology-enabled healthcare.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

May 22, 2023
Laboratory and Diagnostic Test Tracking in Ambulatory Practice
Dana Faber, MS PSL, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
Managing patient test results in ambulatory practices can pose a significant challenge. Establishing a standardized workflow to track results is a successful strategy for avoiding missed or delayed diagnosis that can lead to patient injury.

Jul 21, 2021
Medical and Dental Record Retention
Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company
Having access to well-maintained patient records helps medical and dental professionals ensure continuity of care. It can also protect them against any future professional liability claims, licensing board complaints, and peer review inquiries.

Dec 15, 2021
Telephone Communication for Healthcare Providers: Safety Strategies
Nicole Franklin, MS, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company
When casually or carelessly conducted, telephone communications can lead to diagnostic errors and misunderstandings that can culminate in professional malpractice claims

Jan 18, 2023
Healthcare Staffing Shortages: Decrease Practice Risks
Richard F. Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, and Patti L. Ellis, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company
Ongoing staffing shortages negatively influence the quality and depth of many primary and support roles throughout the healthcare workforce. The scarcity of employees has also contributed to elevated levels of stress and burnout.

Feb 01, 2023
The Doctors Company’s Commitment to Addressing Clinician Burnout
We are committed to helping reverse the trends associated with clinician burnout by sharing information and tools that address some of the known causes.

Jun 05, 2023
Building a Culture of Safety in Healthcare, Part Four: Just Culture
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group; Senior Vice President, Healthcare Risk Advisors
In the final installment of his series on safety culture, Dr. David Feldman describes how a just culture promotes both patient safety and professional satisfaction.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Jan 20, 2021
Implicit Bias Against Obesity: An Opportunity to Improve Patient Safety
Jacqueline Ross, PhD, Coding Director, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
Many patients with obesity delay seeking medical care because of previous negative experiences with healthcare providers.

Video Apr 28, 2022

How Will the Use of Increased Health Data Cut the Cost of Insurance over the Next Decade?
Rob Kauffman, President of Healthcare Risk Advisors, part of TDC Group, notes that digitized health data will not only increase, but that it will lead to more customized patient care and a reduction in medical malpractice costs.