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2012-02-21 16:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A coalition led by EHR vendors, PDR Network, professional liability carriers, and providers, in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration, today announced a new multi-faceted initiative to improve drug safety and medication adherence by integrating drug services for prescribers and their patients into electronic health record (EHR) platforms and other health information technology. The initiative was announced today at a press...

2011-07-01 01:00:00

CHICAGO, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC today announced that, after a market evaluation, it has awarded a contract to The Doctors Company for professional liability insurance services for physicians and surgeons. The 3-year contract is effective as of July 1, 2011. The Doctors Company's medical liability program offers UHC members a unique combination of coverage features. Its underwriting and pricing models are geared toward academic medical centers and complex teaching environments....

2011-01-25 08:00:00

MONTVALE, N.J., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PDR Network, The Doctors Company and other professional liability carriers and their partners today announced a new national "Know the Label" campaign to improve drug and patient safety in the United States. At the center of the campaign is a new online service where physicians can earn free continuing medical education ("CME") credits by reading or reviewing the full FDA-approved labeling for the most commonly prescribed drugs. The new...

2010-11-15 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new electronic health record (EHR) safety reporting system was announced today by the iHealth Alliance, a not-for-profit organization composed of medical society and professional liability carrier executives in collaboration with federal agencies and PDR Network. EHRevent.org establishes a national system where physicians and other health care providers can report issues related to the implementation and use of EHRs. Using a standardized...

2010-10-14 17:20:00

MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PDR Network, the largest distributor of FDA-approved drug information including Drug Alerts and Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy ("REMS") program alerts, has partnered with The Doctors Company, the country's largest professional medical liability carrier, to provide physicians with Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for completion of REMS CME programs. Physician participation in FDA-mandated REMS programs is often required of...

2009-04-23 12:43:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) has endorsed The Doctors Company, the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, as the preferred medical liability insurer for its membership. "While the medical liability marketplace has improved, with fewer claims and lower premiums, medical liability continues to be among the top concerns of physicians in Ohio," said OSMA President Roy H. Thomas, MD. "Our endorsement of The...

2008-09-23 12:00:13

The Doctors Company, the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability in the U.S., hosted its third annual Legal Summit to ensure that its attorneys have the most current information regarding the defense of medical malpractice complaints. Nearly 100 of California's most senior attorneys and industry experts met in Napa to discuss the latest information on emerging trends, best practices, and strategies in defending today's medical liability issues. "The Doctors...

2008-09-04 15:00:07

The Doctors Company, the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability in the U.S., has filed a request with the California Department of Insurance for an average rate reduction of 18.2 percent for its California member physicians. Depending on medical specialty and practice location, most California physicians will see premium reductions ranging from 10 to 30 percent. In addition to the rate reduction, the company has also requested increasing its claims-free discount...

2008-08-18 15:00:16

The Doctors Company, the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Guy Rounsaville Jr. has been appointed to the position of general counsel effective August 25, 2008. Bringing more than 25 years of general counsel experience at Fortune 100 companies to The Doctors Company, Mr. Rounsaville will be responsible for leading the company's Legal Department. "We are excited to welcome Mr. Rounsaville and look forward to his...

2008-07-01 12:00:15

The Doctors Company, a physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, has completed its acquisition of The SCPIE Companies, a major provider of health care liability insurance. With the addition of more than 8,000 physician policyholders, The Doctors Company now has more than 43,000 physician members, and expands its market share in California to serve 19,000 physicians. In connection with the closing of the transaction, SCPIE's common stock is being deregistered with the Securities and...