We’ve previously written about Doximity, Jeff Tangney’s new venture that aims to be the LinkedIN for doctors. Launched about 10 months ago, Doximity seems to be progressing quite nicely with a well designed, useful service (your Medgadget editors have been playing around with it).
We had a chance to chat with Jeff (co-founder of Epocrates) at a recent health meet-up and he gave us a tour of their most recent iPhone app, told us about Doximity’s progress and, most interestingly, let us know that Doximity has now grown to include nearly 5% of US physicians (~25,000 registered docs). Kudos to them.
Key features as described by a Doximity representative:
Doximity has a suite of communication tools for Doctors including HIPAA -compliant text messaging, easy sharing of private back office information, quick look-up of contact info for healthcare facilities, and fax-transmission from mobile or web.
A physician-finding feature has just been added to help doctors refer patients to appropriate specialists based on location, languages spoken, insurance accepted, and clinical expertise. In addition, several new features are due to be released shortly— a curated medical news feed, a customizable physician discussion forum, and integration with Amion’s call scheduling service.