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Nov 29, 2021
Complimentary CME: Risks of Treating Family and Friends
Physicians who treat family and friends must consider how their personal bond with the patient may affect the provider-patient relationship and the standard of care.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Mar 11, 2020
Analysis of Medical Oncology Claims
Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, Vice President, Patient Safety and Risk Management
We analyzed 101 medical oncology claims to examine common injuries, identify strategies for mitigating risk, and learn what drives claims.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

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.

Aug 28, 2020
Dispensing Sample Medications: Risk Management Strategies
Debbie Kane Hill, MBA, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager
If not carefully managed, sample medications can create issues that place patients and the practice at risk.

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

Aug 30, 2021
Patient Relations: Anticipate and Address Challenging Situations
Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company
A review of call data revealed that patient relations and patient terminations are the top reasons that members request help from our patient safety risk managers.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Sep 27, 2018
Advocates for the Medical Profession in a Time of Upheaval
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and CEO
In a period of unprecedented change, those who provide care need a strong advocate. Post as a political advocacy article on the Advocacy page.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Jun 22, 2022
Patient Safety in Dentistry Series
The articles in this three-part series provide strategies to help dental professionals enhance communication and documentation skills and manage adverse events in a practice setting.

Feb 23, 2021
Telehealth from the Field: Case Study Involving Remote Monitoring Problems
Sue Boisvert, BSN, MHSA, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company, and Chad Anguilm, MBA, Vice President, In-Practice Technology Services, Medical Advantage, Part of the TDC Group of Companies
Although remote monitoring technologies offer many benefits, they also present potential malpractice risks. Lessons from this case study highlight the importance of careful planning and preparation when incorporating technologies into patient care services.