May 29, 2021, KevinMD
Mitigating Risks from Care During COVID-19
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company and leader of TDC Group, discusses the impact of delayed care that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professional Education
Urinary Tract Injury Following Gynecologic Surgery: Mitigating Risks (The Doctor's Advocate CME)
A recent review of gynecologic surgery claims involving urinary tract fistulas reveals the importance of expanding the scope of the informed consent conversation prior to surgery.

Jun 18, 2021
Study of Emergency Department Diagnosis Case Type Malpractice Claims: Abstract
Jacqueline Ross, RN, PhD, Coding Director, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
A study of diagnosis-type closed medical malpractice claims from care that occurred in the ED from 2014 through the second quarter of 2019 using closed coded claims from The Doctors Company.

Video Dec 08, 2022

How Does the Overturn of Roe v. Wade Create Additional Healthcare Inequities?
In this short video from our recent "Navigating Healthcare in a Post-Roe World" webinar, Daniel Grossman, MD, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) Director, University of California, San Francisco discusses some of the ways the overturn of Roe v. Wade has created additional healthcare inequities.

Dec 23, 2020
Orthopedics Case Study: The Danger of EHR Templates
Robin L. Wessels, MBA, RN, Assistant Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
This example of an orthopedic claim involving accurate medical record documentation illustrates the importance of exercising caution when using EHR templates.

March 31, 2021, Medical Economics
Medical Practices to Continue Using PPE and Telehealth After Pandemic: Survey
The Doctors Company conducted a survey of 652 physicians across more than 20 specialties and asked how they think their practice will change as a result of the pandemic. The results, published by “Medical Economics,” highlight how doctors plan to increase their use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and telehealth.

June 22, 2021, The Podcast by KevinMD
Malpractice Claims from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Robert E. White Jr., chief operating officer of The Doctors Company and TDC Group, discusses why we may not see a tidal wave of pandemic-related claims against physicians until 2022 or 2023, expresses his concern over physician burnout, and provides case examples of pandemic-related claims.

March 09, 2023, Medscape
Who Can Sue Docs for Wrongful Death? Some States Are Trying to Expand That Group
Remi Stone, Director of Government Relations, The Doctors Company, part of TDC Group, and Peter Kolbert, JD, Senior Vice President, Claim & Litigation Services, Healthcare Risk Advisors, part of TDC Group, discuss potential implications of wrongful death legislation.

April 05, 2021, Medical Economics
Your Future Telehealth Program: Building a Plan Beyond the Pandemic
Chad Anguilm, vice president of in-practice technology services with Medical Advantage, part of the TDC Group of companies, is among experts quoted on the importance of electronic health record (EHR) integration in telehealth systems, and the need for understanding clinical care and workflow.

Professional Education
Loss Lessons: Practicing Out of Bounds
Unlicensed staff are vital to efficient patient flow in medical practice. Healthcare organizations have many tasks that are safely and effectively carried out by skilled unlicensed support staff every day. To reach such efficiencies with safety and reliability, careful attention must be given to scope of practice and state and local statutes regarding delegation and supervision. Policies and protocols that outline the scope of practice for unlicensed staff to follow independently, and when they must consult with licensed staff, help even the most talented of your staff understand their boundaries. This case illustrates how informal verbal guidelines can blur the lines and cause well-meaning staff to cross the boundary lines of their scope leading to misdiagnosis and death.