Doximity is a digital networking platform in the USA with the primary purpose of creating solutions for common communication issues that healthcare professionals face on a regular basis. Over 75% of physicians are registered on the platform, and its network of pharmacists, physician associates, and nurse practitioners continue to grow.
Some aspects of Doximity work similar to many social media platforms. Once users register, they complete their profile with key details and connect with colleagues, alumni, and other professionals. They are given a curated feed of medical news and information. Members can earn professional development credits for reading articles and can engage in discussions about the topic.
Profiles are set up to allow healthcare professionals to easily display all of their education, experiences, and qualifications. Members can search for other doctors to discuss patient cases, gather more information for referrals, or find specialists. Each member has a HIPAA-secure e-fax for transmission of documents. The “People You May Know” feature helps members find other professionals they may want to connect with based on their current connections.
When the Covid pandemic first hit, the healthcare system had to rely on electronic communication both with patients and other professionals. Many organisations didn’t have access to the proper digital communication tools, resulting in disjointed communication across a variety of video conferencing and instant messaging applications.
With so many healthcare professionals already relying on Doximity for communication, the company decided to incorporate telemedicine tools. They introduced Doximity Dialer, allowing members to make secure voice and video calls with other members or patients directly through the platform. When using it with patients, the app will send the patient a link that will connect them with their doctor in one click. There is no need for the patient to download an app.