The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2021
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Richard Anderson, MD, and Robert White, Jr., Featured on

Leading social media healthcare platform recently published “Mitigating Risks from Care During COVID-19,” an article by Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Doctors Company and TDC Group. In his article, Dr. Anderson discusses the impact of delayed care that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic and notes, “It’s not yet clear whether there will be a surge in claims related to COVID-19, but clinicians will be well-served by remaining mindful of the new liability risks created by deferred, delayed, or disrupted care.”

In a recent episode of The Podcast by KevinMD, Dr. Anderson also shared his expertise on “Artificial Intelligence, COVID-19, and the Future of Pandemics” with moderator Kevin Pho, MD. Dr. Anderson discusses how artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to create consistent recommendations during a pandemic, how AI should be viewed as a consultant to clinicians, and why it is important to realize the potential of AI in healthcare, among other pandemic-related topics. also published “Malpractice Claims from the COVID-19 Pandemic: More Questions Than Answers,” an article by Robert E. White, Jr., Chief Operating Officer of The Doctors Company and TDC Group. The article addresses the potential for an increase in pandemic-related malpractice claims.

You can also listen to Mr. White discuss this same topic in a recent episode of The Podcast by KevinMD.

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