The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2016

New Partnership Helps Doctors Thrive in a Digital Environment

We’re proud to announce a new partnership with Robert W. Wachter, MD, professor and interim chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and bestselling author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, to help doctors nationwide adapt to and thrive in the evolving healthcare landscape.

The combination of Dr. Wachter’s deep expertise in the digitalization of medicine and The Doctors Company’s insights into the complexities of medical practice across all specialties will provide unique tools to help doctors stay current with digital trends in medicine and make the adjustments necessary to continue providing quality care.

Visit to access innovative digital medicine resources, including 12 short videos that explore key topics, such as managing the flood of patient data from wearables and mobile apps and how to address the risks inherent in EHRs.

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