Litiscape Protects Physicians by Vetting Patients for Litigation Risk

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New Technology Calculates Risk Profiles to Save Physicians’ Time, Money and Reputation

The founder and CEO of Litiscape, Michael Kamalu.

“My goal is for physicians to be able to perform their job to the best of their ability without fear of vulnerability and exploitation,” Kamalu said. “Litiscape will provide physicians with peace of mind again, while also enabling them to provide the best-informed care for their patients."

Litiscape, a new software company created to protect physicians from frivolous malpractice litigation and financial exploitation, launched this month. By screening for over 1,200 different liability factors in real time, Litiscape provides physicians with information that allows them to both protect themselves and give better care to their patients.

The program’s creator, Michael Kamalu, thought of the concept after his father, a private practice family physician, was hit with his fourth malpractice suit. After months of stress and damage to his practice, he discovered the patient had a long history of filing baseless lawsuits in pursuit of monetary payouts. Utilizing his business and medical school background, Kamalu created Litiscape so that physicians wouldn’t have to be blind to high risk situations and even exploitation. He’s also partnered with malpractice insurance carriers to provide physicians who use their software with a significantly discounted insurance policy, saving them a considerable amount of money.

“Unfortunately, the malpractice system incentivizes frivolous litigation,” Kamalu said. “Less than 15% of claims ever show any evidence of medical error, yet 97% of patient plaintiffs receive monetary payouts. Some people justify it by saying malpractice insurance pays the claims so it doesn’t have any significant effect on physicians, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Premiums go up, countless hours are wasted, carefully groomed reputation is damaged, and in some cases, careers have been ruined. With Litiscape, we are putting some control back in the hands of physicians so that they can have the peace of mind to focus on what they became a doctor for – to help and to heal.”

Litiscape has a proprietary algorithm that calculates a risk profile based on numerous factors including past litigation history, fraud and criminal records. The software also notifies physicians of potential healthcare-influencing factors such as DUIs, prescription fraud, or drug arrests, even detailing what type of drug was involved such as narcotics, barbiturates, or amphetamines. With this knowledge, a physician can be on the lookout for drug-related symptoms and also be aware of which prescriptions may not be appropriate to prescribe.

“My goal is for physicians to be able to perform their job to the best of their ability without fear of vulnerability and exploitation,” Kamalu said. “Litiscape will provide physicians with peace of mind again, while also enabling them to provide the best-informed care for their patients. We believe it will soon become a new standard in the healthcare industry.”

About Litiscape
Litiscape’s core product is a software that allows physicians to vet prospective patients for potential liabilities – analyzing and weighing over 1,200 distinct background factors in real-time, and categorizing them by litigation risk, financial risk, criminal risk, and healthcare-influencing factors. By pulling from every public record and court database across the country, physicians have access to invaluable insights into everyone they treat. Litiscape is redefining the standard in provider protection and informed care. To learn more, visit http://www.litiscape.com.

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