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May 18, 2021
Patient Safety Tips for Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pamela Willis, BSN, JD, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
These strategies can help you keep your patients safe and reduce potential liability. The tips highlighted here include tracking test results, documenting prenatal records, discussing birth plans, and managing noncompliant patients.

May 23, 2020
Providing Dental Services in the Hospital Setting
Amy Wasdin, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Because of the infrequency of providing dental care in the hospital setting, many dentists are unfamiliar with hospital and medical staff requirements that apply to the providers who examine and treat inpatients.

Nov 29, 2021
2021 Judicial Review
Dennis W. Chiu, JD, Government Relations Specialist and Amicus Coordinator, Government and Community Relations, The Doctors Company
In 2021, we saw a mix of results in state supreme court decisions on healthcare liability issues.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Aug 19, 2020
Telephone Triage and Medical Advice Protocols
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education, and Richard F. Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Telephone triage requires an accurate assessment of the patient’s concerns without the benefit of a face-to-face visit.

Dec 07, 2017
Foundation Gets Involved at Patient Safety Camp
The Foundation supports Telluride Experience camps for medical students, residents, and nurses.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Aug 28, 2017
Obstetrical Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?
Robin Diamond, JD, RN, Senior Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, and Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education
These lessons learned from our analysis of closed obstetrical claims are part of our CME article series.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Sep 27, 2018
Medical Office Assessments Uncover Hidden Liability Risks
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education
Findings from more than 400 physician office practice assessments.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

The Doctors Company Announces 10-Year Anniversary of the Tribute Plan
The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, announced today that it has paid over $50 million in Tribute® Plan awards over the past decade to its members. Tribute was the first national plan to reward retiring doctors for their loyalty and commitment to superior patient care and has grown to be the largest plan in the industry.

Aug 04, 2022
Miscommunication and Hurried Handoffs Threaten Patient Safety
Julie Brightwell, JD, RN, Director, Healthcare System Patient Safety, The Doctors Company
Miscommunication and missed opportunities resulting from hurried handoffs can produce fatal results.

Sep 21, 2020
Obtaining Informed Consent in Teaching Institutions
Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Given the nature of teaching institutions—where individuals in training participate in patient care to varying degrees—the informed consent process is more complex and can present additional liability risks.