San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Boston—August 23, 2023—SIMED has rolled out a new technology platform for its insured physicians, in partnership with the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard medical institutions and its malpractice data collaborative, Candello. Through a mobile app (o quizá usar through an online platform), SIMED policy holders and members of the medical community can access SIMED and Candello content, with expertise from Puerto Rico and across the U.S.

“We are excited to be providing the physicians we insure with a modern and convenient way to access content and engage with us to help them deliver outstanding care,” says Agustin Montalvo, President of SIMED.

SIMED has been in partnership with Candello since 2017, submitting coded malpractice data securely to the Candello database along with other medical malpractice insurers in America. Combined, more than one-third of all open and closed malpractice cases in the U.S. are in the Candello database. SIMED and others use advanced tools and methods to analyze this data for its insureds, to identify risks and opportunities to improve care and enhance patient safety.

“SIMED has been an engaged and forward-thinking partner to us and to the Candello member community,” says Michael Paskavitz, Vice President of Candello, A division of CRICO, based in Boston, MA. “They have always sought ways to innovate and add practical value to the physicians they insure and support. Using this platform to strengthen their relationships with their customers is another example of how committed they are to excellent service.”

SIMED’s Knowledge Sharing Community is a space for SIMED policyholders and other Puerto Rico doctors to access valuable data, educational resources, and tools; and engage on topics of risk management and patient safety.


SIMED ( has been the leading professional liability insurance provider for doctors in Puerto Rico since 1986. Its team of professionals with the best MPL expertise in the market are committed to walking hand in hand with physicians to offer exceptional service, resources, and support. In 2016 SIMED initiated a significant transformation to get closer to its customers and formed a strategic alliance with Candello (CRICO’s national data collaborative and a division of the organization). SIMED maximizes its outstanding expertise and invaluable risk prevention and patient safety resources from the Candello community, to help protect policyholders at every stage of their careers.

About Candello

Candello is a division of CRICO (, which insures all of the Harvard medical institutions and their affiliates. Through national partnerships, Candello pools malpractice data and expertise from captive and commercial professional liability insurers across the country to provide clinical risk intelligence products and solutions. The data represent one-third of U.S. MPL cases and include open and closed cases as well as cases with and without indemnity payments. An active online community facilitates peer discussion and fosters shared learning, while web-based tools employ Candello’s clinical coding taxonomy to connect the dots from medical error to patient safety interventions. Learn more at


For immediate release: August 23, 2023

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Missy Padoll
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