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Chief Medical Officers Help Insurers Navigate Today’s Stormy Healthcare Environment

  • January 1, 2016

CRICO’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Luke Sato, and MMIC Group’s CMO Laurie Drill-Mellum are among four CMOs who were interviewed by PIAA for their insights on key trends shaping the healthcare landscape. (See full PDF.)


In this part one of a two-part series, Dr. Sato and the other CMOs interviewed by PIAA share their thoughts on two issues of emerging importance: 1) the impact of Electronic Health Records/Health Information Technology in medicine and 2) Medical Professional Liability insurance and the challenges in insuring different generations of physicians.


Citation for full-text article:

PIAA. Chief Medical Officers help insurers navigate today's stormy healthcare environment. Inside Medical Liability. First Quarter 2016:30(1):22-26  [Reprinted from the First Quarter 2016 issue of Inside Medical Liability, PIAA.  Copyright, 2016]