09 August 2019 | News
Leading healthcare institutions are concerned about the impact of digital health, but see artificial intelligence as beneficial, according to a survey conducted by The Doctors Company of 47 of the nation's top providers and medical societies.
Results of the annual survey were announced today at the Executive Advisory Board meeting, a national summit of nearly 100 representatives of industry-leading organizations brought together by The Doctors Company to address some of the most pressing issues in healthcare. To pinpoint what concerns these leaders have and generate meaningful conversations, participants were surveyed prior to the summit.
Among the key findings are:
"The concerns expressed by our nation's healthcare leaders show the growing impact of digital healthcare," said Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, who announced the survey results at today's meeting. "Our data reflect these issues. EHRs continue to have a negative impact on the doctor-patient communication. Telemedicine, retail medicine, and healthcare apps are changing the way many people access healthcare. It remains to be seen how this will affect medical outcomes and malpractice litigation."
"As the nation's largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, we are pleased to continue our dialogue with healthcare leaders," Dr. Anderson added. "We will make good use of these valuable insights as we fulfill our mission to advance the practice of good medicine."