Med Mal Insurance Costs May Rise, Shared Decision-Making May Help
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MCIC Vermont, LLC
Mr. Hakimian joined MCIC in 2015 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. At MCIC, a premier medical mal practice insurance provider, he leads financial management and risk analytics, insurance underwriting operations as well as oversees the investment office. Prior to joining MCIC he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Assurant Specialty Property, a leading provider of specialty insurance services. Mr. Hakimian has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, including leadership roles with Nationwide Insurance and JP Morgan Chase. With advanced technical knowledge of financial services and a strategic mindset, he has been instrumental in leading many key business priorities such as merger and acquisition activity, operational excellence initiatives and advancement of management analytics. A graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Mr. Hakimian is a CPA with an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.
Brian Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP is the Founder of DynaMed and the Vice President of Innovations and Evidence-Based Medicine Development for EBSCO Health. Dr. Alper has developed and scaled operations for systems to provide rapid access to valid clinical knowledge for health care professionals (DynaMed and DynaMed Plus) and patients (Patient Education Reference Center), employing hundreds of people to develop and maintain the content and user interfaces and reaching more than one million physicians worldwide with more than 25 uses per minute. Dr. Alper has advanced research and development for evidence-based medicine for the community at large with methodology development, presentations and publications on randomized trials, systematic reviews, systematic literature surveillance, critical appraisal of clinical research, development and appraisal of clinical practice guidelines, and appraisal of appropriateness of clinical quality measures.