San Mateo, Calif. (April 18, 2012)-In the year since its launch, Doximity has grown to over 50,000 active physicians and is now used by 9% of all doctors in the United States. In that time, Doximity has also facilitated more than one million connections between doctors- affecting the care of tens of millions of American patients. In reaching this milestone, Doximity has established itself as the largest and fastest-growing professional network for physicians online.
Doximity uniquely provides a HIPAA-compliant platform where physicians use their real name and verified credentials to establish and share their professional expertise. Patient privacy laws greatly restrict the use of email, texting, and Facebook-like forums in medicine. Doximity provides a secure environment for physicians to collaborate on real patient issues.
"It's hard to imagine doing your job without email-communication is just so vital-but that's what physicians are required to do every day. Medicine is a team sport, and the rapid growth of our network validates the need for this kind of secure collaboration," said Jeff Tangney, Doximity founder and CEO.
According to The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, miscommunication between care providers is the root cause of 65 percent of serious medical errors. The Joint Commission estimates that such errors are the fifth leading cause of death in the US, ahead of accidents, diabetes, Alzheimer's, AIDS, breast cancer, and gunshot wounds.
In the past year, Doximity has also secured partnerships with leading research, medicolegal, and second opinion firms to build ExpertFinder, which matches Doximity physician CVs with paid consulting and interview opportunities. In total, Doximity's clients paid over $100 million in honoraria to physicians last year.
Doximity is a free service that takes just a few minutes to join. The network uses public databases to conveniently pre-load data for physicians, who can simply fill in additional details or upload their CVs to complete their profiles.
To get started with Doximity, visit www.doximity.com, or download the free app from the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace.
Doximity is the largest medical professional network with more than 9% of US physicians as members. With Doximity, physicians can quickly connect with any U.S. physician to securely collaborate on patient treatment or identify the appropriate expert for patient referrals. Doximity is available on the web, iPhone, iPad and Android.
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