Vertical Social Platform is Largest Network of US Physicians Ever Assembled
December 9, 2014 -- Doximity, the leading professional network for physicians, announced today that more than 50 percent of all US doctors have joined its network in just three years, an unprecedented rate of adoption for the digital health sector. After doubling in 2013, Doximity’s growth accelerated in 2014 to now over 400,000 members, making Doximity the largest secure network of doctors ever created and the profession’s most rapidly adopted new technology — other than the iPhone.
Since its launch in 2011, Doximity has provided a platform for physicians to connect, collaborate, and collectively provide better care for their patients. Doximity is already seeing member engagement exceeding that of general professional networks (e.g. LinkedIn)—no small feat given the time-pressures of doctors. To date, physicians have made 21.2 million professional connections on Doximity, averaging 53 colleagues per member.
“We’re excited about 50% -- it’s a huge milestone for us -- but we still have a long way to go toward our vision of building a safe corner of the internet for clinicians to collaborate. Doctors deserve to have better technology than teenagers,” said Jeff Tangney, Doximity CEO and founder. “As it stands today, physicians waste a third of their time on redundant paperwork, faxes, phone tag, and pagers. With our referral directory, secure email, scheduling, and collaboration tools, we’re doing our best to help.”
As a vertical social network, Doximity has focused on creating features to serve the unique needs of its physician audience. After completing a security verification on the network, physicians have access to:
“Vertical social networks are emerging as the new guilds in today’s workforce. They give like-minded professionals the opportunity to connect and learn from one another in a safe environment tailored to their industry, without extraneous noise and distractions,” said Konstantin Guericke, co-founder of LinkedIn and Doximity board member. “Doximity has really taken the time to listen to doctors and has built a platform to reflect their needs. The company’s growth is a clear indicator that they’re onto something big.”
Doximity raised $54M in venture funding in April 2014—which remains untouched since the company enjoyed its first cash-flow positive month earlier this year. Understanding that medicine is a team sport, Doximity has established business relationships with some of the most-respected leaders in healthcare, including 4 of the top 5 medical schools; over 200 hospitals; and U.S. News & World Report.
Physicians interested in joining the Doximity network are invited to learn more at www.doximity.com.
Doximity is available for free on the iPhone, iPad, Android and web. Visit www.doximity.com for more information.