SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Doximity, the leading social network for physicians and advanced practice clinicians, today announced that its membership has surpassed 800,000 medical professionals in the United States. In less than six years, approximately 70 percent of all doctors in the US have joined Doximity to connect, collaborate, and collectively provide better care for their patients.
Doximity is the largest social network of U.S. doctors, adding over 350,000 members in 2015 and 2016, more than the combined membership of some of the largest medical associations in the country.
With Doximity's HIPAA-secure platform, clinicians can use their smartphone or computer to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to discuss patient treatment, identify and connect with specialists for patient referrals, and manage their careers.
Of its 800,000 members:
- 600,000 are physicians – 70 percent of physicians in the United States
- 100,000 are nurse practitioners and physician assistants
- 40,000 are medical students – 90 percent of all fourth-year medical students in the United States
- 60,000 are other healthcare practitioners, such as pharmacists
"By carefully listening to the real needs of medical professionals, we've built the number one online network for clinicians in the country. We have become an essential tool to help doctors be more efficient and manage their careers, all while giving them more time to focus on their patients and their families," said Jeff Tangney, CEO of Doximity. "And with nine out of every ten fourth-year medical students in the United States on Doximity, we couldn't be more excited about our growth prospects moving forward."
Since its launch in 2011, Doximity has consistently been one of the fastest growing companies in digital healthcare. The platform is seeing member engagement exceeding that of general professional networks – no small feat given doctors' time pressures.
Doximity has focused on creating features to serve the unique needs of clinicians on the front lines of the healthcare system. After completing a security verification on the network, physicians have access to:
- The online medical CV: Basic information is pre-populated and physicians can upload their CVs to automatically fill in their Doximity profile – taking the work of maintaining an online profile off the hands of busy clinicians. The average Doximity physician profile has 30 items completed, including clinical interests, education, board certifications, and publications.
- Doximity Dialer: A free communication tool that makes it easier for physicians to call their patients from their personal cell phone, as the patient sees the doctor's office number on their caller ID. Doctors can conveniently make calls when on-the-go and patients are more likely to pick up a call from a familiar number.
- Newsfeed: Physicians receive personalized medical news and research updates based on their professional interests and connections. Thanks to a collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, physicians use this to meet their continuing medical education requirements.
- DocFax: A free digital fax and messaging service that enables HIPAA-secure communication from any computer or mobile device.
- Career Navigator: Members can access nationwide compensation benchmarking data by specialty, browse jobs with top healthcare organizations, and network with peers for new opportunities.
- Residency Navigator: Choosing a residency program is perhaps the most important decision in a physician's career. To help navigate this process, Doximity created a first-ever ratings database of medical training programs, and a comprehensive online reference of program details, as well as professional outcomes for graduates.
To date, the company has raised a total of $81.8 million in funding, with its most recent round in April 2014. Doximity's partners include some of the most-respected leaders in healthcare; 14 of the 20 largest hospitals, such as Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System, and Northwestern Medicine; and U.S. News & World Report.
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Founded in 2011, Doximity connects physicians and advanced practice clinicians to make them more successful and productive. Doximity is the largest secure medical network with over 70 percent of all U.S. physicians as members, enabling collaboration across specialties and every major medical center. Doximity is based in San Francisco and was created by the founders of Epocrates and Rock Health. To learn more, visit www.doximity.com.
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