Doximity to Launch New Physician Education Platform with Cleveland Clinic Replacing classrooms with smartphones for continuing medical education
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Doximity, the largest professional network of U.S. physicians, announced today a new system of continuing medical education (CME) in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic. This educational model moves CME out of traditional auditoriums and conference halls, and into a private online space where physicians can review and discuss up-to-the-second, practice-changing medical research. By bringing cutting-edge medical education to its online community, Doximity allows its 170,000 U.S. physicians to integrate ongoing education with their busy clinical schedules, from the convenience of their mobile devices, without having to leave their practices and patients for remote conference destinations.
"Doximity's new CME offering has tremendous potential to save physicians precious time and reduce the burden of paperwork and tracking of credits that typically accompany CME activities," explains Doximity CEO Jeff Tangney, who has been streamlining physician workflow since launching his first digital health company, Epocrates. "In addition to facilitating vigorous online discussion, Doximity's digital platform for CME also automatically handles logging and maintenance of education credits for its physician members."
CME credit earned through Doximity will be accredited by Cleveland Clinic, a world-class provider of continuing medical education content. "The escalating depth, pace and hyper-specialization of medicine demand that physician education adapt to an increasingly mobile, tech-savvy and team-based healthcare workforce," says William Carey, MD, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education. "This new approach to CME extends the social elements central to medical school and residency training—collaborative group learning and cross-disciplinary discussion—to the practicing physician learner."
Coupling Cleveland Clinic's longstanding excellence in physician education with Doximity's secure, modern physician network, this new CME platform presents an opportunity for real-time, mobile-enabled, interactive continuing medical education.
Doximity is the largest and fastest-growing medical professional network with more than 20 percent of U.S. 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, find new career opportunities and expand their practice. Doximity is available on the web, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. To learn more about Doximity, please visit www.doximity.com.