Mar 17, 2023
Obtaining Informed Consent in Teaching Institutions
Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company
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.

Feb 26, 2021
Resources for Elective Procedures During COVID-19
Kim Hathaway, MSN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Healthcare Quality and Risk Management Consultant, and Julie Ritzman, MBA, CPHRM, Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Your patients most likely want to know about the safety of surgery during the pandemic and what occurs if they contract COVID-19 post-procedure. You may have questions about keeping your staff and patients safe, informing patients about new risks the pandemic has created, and potential liability risks you may be facing.

Professional Education
In the Medical Board Hot Seat!
11/2/2023, Newport Beach, CA
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to face a Medical Board attorney as you defend your medical care and practice following a patient complaint? Hopefully, you will never be in this situation. Complaints to the Medical Board have escalated as patients retaliate when they are not happy with their physician or the office staff. Physicians are more likely to receive a complaint from the Medical Board than to have a malpractice claim filed by a patient. Attend this program to learn important insights from simulation of a Medical Board hearing. This session will look at the most frequent types of Medical Board complaints as attorneys represent the Medical Board and the physician in a simulation for Medical Board actions. Please join us for dinner and an informative last CME program of 2023 at the Orange County Medical Association office in Newport Beach.

Video Aug 29, 2018

Analyzing Malpractice Claims Improves Patient Safety
The Doctors Company Claims Analysis INSIGHT Service helps physicians figure out what is driving their medical malpractice claims, improve their ability to give better quality of care, and ultimately reduce claims. Pamela Willis, patient safety risk manager at The Doctors Company, and Tony Cardona, director of medical legal affairs for the Scripps Clinic/Scripps Medical Foundation, explain the process.

Mar 03, 2021
Partnering with APG to Advance the Quality and Value of Patient Care
The Doctors Company is the exclusive sponsor of APG on American Healthcare, a timely podcast series that gives listeners an invaluable look into the future of healthcare.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Aug 30, 2021
Continuing Education: Prevention of Diagnostic Error in Primary Care
Our complimentary on-demand continuing education activity focuses on strategies to prevent diagnostic error and patient harm in the primary care setting.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

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

Dec 26, 2018
The Doctors Company Foundation Funds 2018 Telluride Experience Patient Safety Camps
The Foundation supports the Telluride Experience, a program that trains future healthcare leaders on risk reduction and quality improvement.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Dec 11, 2019
Cultural Diversity Creates Language Barriers: Reducing Claims with Multilingual Patients
Rich Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, and Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety Education, The Doctors Company
Clear and unambiguous communication constitutes the key component of the physician-patient relationship. Proactively implementing office procedures to promote optimum communication reduces the risk of disputes.

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.