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Mar 26, 2020
The Doctors Company: COVID-19 FAQ

Last updated 3/26/2020 We know how busy everyone is during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we want you to know that we are making all information available to our clients as soon as we receive it. Please bookmark or periodically check this page to receive any updated information regarding how The Doctors Company is handling this […]

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Jul 15, 2019

The Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) concept in healthcare may be familiar to some individuals and organizations, unfamiliar to others and/or perceived by still others as an overwhelming concept. Essentially, ERM is a strategy to increase the economic and noneconomic value of an organization. ERM was first implemented in the financial services sector. Since then, more […]

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Doctor's reviewing claim data
Apr 16, 2019
Coverys Red Signal Report Details Evolving Risks of Primary Care

For primary care physicians, diagnostic errors are the leading type of malpractice claim, accounting for the highest proportion of indemnity paid, according to a just-released Primary Care Red Signal Report from Coverys. The analysis of primary care claims is the second in a planned series of claims-trend reporting intended to identify risks and illuminate safety […]

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Annoyed doctor
Jan 25, 2019
Increased Physician Burnout Challenging U.S. Healthcare System

Physician burnout impacts every aspect of healthcare delivery — quality, safety, cost and human resource. And physician burnout is on the rise — with almost 55 percent (up from 45 percent in 2011, according to one study) of all doctors currently reporting diminished professional satisfaction and an increase in emotional exhaustion. The term “physician burnout […]

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Feb 3, 2017
Patient Records Requests: What You Need to Know

Join us on Healthcare Matters for our latest episode, Patient Records Requests: What You Need to Know, as we learn the ins and outs of responding to a records request from a patient or third party when facing a medical liability claim. We talk with experienced trial attorney Richard J. Rymond of Reminger Co., LPA […]

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Jan 23, 2017
The Right Response to a Records Request

Many physicians will face a medical liability claim at some point during their practice – and most liability claims mean a request for patient records. Join us on the latest episode of Healthcare Matters, Patient Records Requests: What You Need to Know, as we discuss how to respond to patient records requests with Richard J. […]

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Doctor's reviewing claim data
Sep 26, 2016
Big Data and Medical Liability Risks

Leveraging Big Data to Mitigate Medical Liability Risks, Improve Practice Economics The era of big data in medicine is here, and it promises to improve the overall quality and efficiency of healthcare, increase profitability, reduce waste, predict epidemics, cure diseases and help avoid adverse medical outcomes. Of course, its success is reliant upon collecting the […]

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Jul 19, 2016
Informed Consent and Telemedicine

All physicians need to be aware of informed consent, whether they are practicing in a traditional, in-person environment, or they are utilizing telemedicine. With both unique advantages and challenges in using telemedicine, it is important for physicians to understand the implications for informed consent. In Part IV of our series, Physician Focus: Telemedicine, Healthcare Matters […]

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Apr 13, 2016
Mobile Device Security and Patient Data

More and more physicians are using mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, to interact with patient data. Check out the below infographic from Skycure to see how doctors are using mobile devices, and what some of the risks of this usage might be. According to these figures, the number of physicians using mobile devices […]

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