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Aug 25, 2020
Distracting Devices in Healthcare: Malpractice Implications
Shelley Rizzo, MSN, CPHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
Digital distraction in healthcare is a threat to patient safety and physician well-being. Personal electronic devices can create a digital distraction so engaging that it consumes awareness, potentially preventing healthcare providers from focusing on the primary task at hand—caring for and interacting with patients.

Dec 21, 2023
Suicide Prevention: Primary Care Is a Crucial Setting for Identifying Risk
Debra Davidson, MJ, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
At any given time, some of your patients are having thoughts of suicide. Effective suicide prevention requires a comprehensive approach.

Mar 15, 2022
Dermatology: Patient Safety Strategies for Telehealth
Susan Shepard, MSN, CPHRM, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education, The Doctors Company
Many types of dermatologic conditions lend themselves to remote examination for diagnosis and management. These teledermatology strategies can help you reduce risks and keep your patients safe.

December 15, 2022, Psychiatric Times
Eight Best Practices for Medical Malpractice Defense
Peter Kolbert, SVP for Healthcare Risk Advisors, part of TDC Group, provides insight on how preparation is the best tool to defend malpractice litigation.

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

Jul 09, 2021
Requests to Amend a Medical or Dental Record
Carol Murray, RHIA, CPHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, and Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company
Patients have the right to request amendments to their medical or dental records, but providers have the right to determine if the changes will be made. Following the guidelines presented here can help ensure clear communication and documentation.

OB Patient Safety Credit Program
We are proud to offer the OB Patient Safety Credit Program, our voluntary program that is open to all qualifying member obstetricians, family practitioners providing obstetrical care, and certified nurse midwives (CNMs) who are actively involved in deliveries.

Mar 17, 2021
The Pathology Report: Reducing Malpractice Risk
David B. Troxel, MD, Medical Consultant to The Doctors Company
It is essential that the pathology report accurately document everything that a pathologist does with regard to evaluating and diagnosing a specimen—and it is particularly important to document the rationale for critical decision making.

Dec 05, 2023
Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Radiology Workflow
Julie Song, MPH, CPHQ, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company
Although artificial intelligence has the potential to enhance workflow improvements in radiology, its applications may also have downstream consequences that are not yet fully realized.

July 07, 2023, MDLinx
An Indiana Healthcare Provider Mailed Test Results to the Wrong Patient: Is it malpractice?
Nichole M. Pieters, MS, RN, CEN, CPHQ, CPPS, Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company, part of TDC Group, provides strategies to enhance patient privacy.