Among Doctors, a new, pharma-independent, networking and collaboration platform exclusive for licensed physicians, has been launched in Europe and provides doctors opportunities to connect and share their knowledge with reliable colleagues of any specialty across the globe.
The Athens-based startup, which is is funded with seed capital by angel investors, is supported by the Microsoft Innovation Center & has been awarded in 2014 by MIT Enterprise Forum of Greece.
Elena Barla, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Doctors are increasingly interested in using social media for professional purposes, in order to network, share knowledge and get in touch with the international medical community. Knowledge should be shared across countries and economies, especially when it comes to saving lives. Among Doctors provides a global exclusive network of reliable, well-screened and quality profile licensed physicians, helping them grow their professional network & knowledge in a reliable, unbiased and meaningful way.”
Harris Lygidakis, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer mentioned: “The online professional platform helps doctors to gain access to a wide range of knowledge and clinical evidence, shared by their peers, plus a repository of discussions on multiple specialties or medical topics, boosting trust among fellow doctors. This informal and interdisciplinary learning can mitigate physicians isolation and burnout, as well as enhance the capacity building of an area or specialty, improving eventually the healthcare service.”
Among Doctors already counts its first thousand of doctors from over 38 countries (especially from Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and UK) and 42 medical specialties.
Dr Chris Roseveare, consultant physician and former President of the Society for Acute Medicine in the U.K., has been using the service. He said: “Among doctors represents an exciting opportunity for clinicians across Europe to establish networks and discuss issues of relevance to our practice. The increasing complexity of medicine means that any initiative which helps us to share knowledge more widely should be supported, to help improve patient care.”
Dr. Raquel Gomez Bravo, General Practitioner in Spain & Luxembourg, also an Among Doctors user, said: “Among Doctors is strictly professional and independent from the pharmaceutical industry. This type of global initiatives allow disseminate knowledge and improve patient care, which is who ultimately benefits”.
Doctors may register here: www.amongdoctors.com
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