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Erik Leander

Erik Leander

Erik Leander is the CIO and CTO at Cunningham Group, with nearly 10 years of experience in the medical liability insurance industry. Since joining Cunningham Group, he has spearheaded new marketing and branding initiatives and been responsible for large-scale projects that have improved customer service and facilitated company growth. He developed the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD) to serve as a resource for clients and a networking tool for physicians and defense lawyers. He also created the Internet television series, Healthcare Matters, to explore topics at the intersection of medicine and the law. Healthcare Matters features thought-leaders and experts in areas like risk management, medical malpractice, insurance, malpractice legislation and cyber security, among many other topics.

Recent Articles by Erik Leander

Medical Liability Insurance (Video)

Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In part 7 of our State of Defensive Medicine series, we asked Dr. Anderson how the medical liability insurance landscape has changed over the last 15 years.  

Are Malpractice Claims Fading? (Video)

Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In Part 6 of the series, we ask Dr. Anderson if further tort reform is necessary, given that the medical malpractice insurance industry is experiencing a drop in claims and medical malpractice insurance rates continue to fall, creating what is […]

What Shapes Malpractice Coverage?

Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In Part 5 of the series, we discuss with Dr. Anderson the most effective provisions of the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) and how MICRA has shaped the medical malpractice insurance climate in California since 1975.

Medical Malpractice Disputes (Video)

Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In Part 4 of the series, we ask Dr. Anderson to share his impressions of alternative dispute resolution systems, ranging from mediation and arbitration, to specialized health courts staffed by independent panels of medical experts, to “safe harbor” systems, in […]

Risks of Malpractice Claims (Video)

Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In Part 3 of the series, we ask Dr. Anderson about the 2015 BMJ study: Physician spending and subsequent risk of malpractice claims: observational study. What did he find interesting about the results, and did he have any issues with the […]

How to Stop Unneeded Medical Tests (Video)

Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In part 2 of this series, we discuss how physicians should address patient requests for unneeded medical tests, which are unnecessary or excessive.

Perils of ‘Defensive Medicine’ (Video)

Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In Part 1 of the series, he helps us define what “defensive medicine” is, the economic costs associated with it and why he believes it’s a clear violation of the doctor/patient relationship.

The Sorry Spectacle of Defensive Medicine

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