The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2019

Partnering with UCSF to Advance Patient Safety

We have launched a partnership with UC San Francisco (UCSF), a top-ranked health system and medical school. Our commitment to advancing the practice of good medicine will be expanded through a $1 million collaboration that will enable leading UCSF researchers in evidence-based patient safety practices, safety and information technology–related policy, and artificial intelligence to pursue cutting-edge questions.

The Doctors Company–UCSF collaboration will maximize the strengths of both organizations to make substantive advances in patient safety and digital health through novel research and engagement, with the goal of safer care. According to Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, “We are proud to partner with a world-class institution like UCSF in a mission-based collaboration that has the power to improve medical outcomes in the transformative sphere of digital healthcare.”

Dr. Robert Wachter, chair of UCSF’s Department of Medicine and a member of The Doctors Company’s Board of Governors, has championed this collaboration. “The Doctors Company insures 82,000 physicians in the U.S. and has a rare window into the causes of medical errors and strategies to mitigate them. By leveraging UCSF’s world-class research community, we believe that we can develop new insights into safety hazards and strategies to keep patients safe.”


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