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Dec 16, 2020
Nonadherent and Noncompliant Patients: Overcoming Barriers
Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company
Nonadherent or noncompliant patient conduct—whether intentional or unintentional—can affect clinical outcomes. Our strategies can help you uncover and address compliance barriers.

Jan 05, 2022
Referral and Negligent Referral in a Dental Practice
We outline actionable strategies to help dental professionals keep patients safe and avoid potential liability when referring patients to specialty providers.

May 13, 2020
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Malpractice Claims: Lessons Learned
Michelle Swift, JD, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
We analyzed closed physical medicine and rehabilitation claims to better understand what motivates allegations of injury.

Mar 31, 2022
Interoperable Telehealth: Patient Safety Considerations
Sue Boisvert, BSN, MHSA, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
As efforts to connect patients and providers through telehealth continue, new delivery challenges have become apparent.

The Doctors Company Appoints Robert M. Wachter, MD, to Board of Governors
The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert M. Wachter, MD, to the Board of Governors. Dr. Wachter is professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a thought leader in organization of care, quality, patient safety, and digital health.

Video Jun 25, 2021

The Importance of Telehealth Documentation
Sue Boisvert, Patient Safety Risk Manager for The Doctors Company, discusses the importance of telehealth documentation, location, and informed consent.

New York Conference Addresses Pros and Cons of Healthcare Technology
The promise and potential risks of machine learning and other technology will be examined by experts at the 29th Healthcare Risk Management / Patient Safety Conference on Wednesday, March 11, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Dec 23, 2020
Podiatry: Lessons from Malpractice Claims
Carol Murray, RHIA, CPHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
We analyzed 162 podiatric claims to identify top allegations and factors contributing to patient injury.