Doctors Now Have the Power to Securely Message Any US Doctor, Hands-Free
SAN MATEO, Calif., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Doximity, the leading online medical network with over 50 percent of all US doctors as members, today announced its app for Apple Watch. Like the popular Doximity iPhone app, it provides a HIPAA-secure -- and now hands-free -- way for doctors to communicate regarding patient care.
From a privacy perspective, email is the digital equivalent of a postcard -- anyone can read it in transit. Accordingly, HIPAA laws forbid physicians from using email or text messaging to discuss patient issues. But the time it takes to send a fax or play pager/phone tag can be critical to a patient's health. So physicians are secure messaging on-the-go with Doximity's encrypted, authenticated app. In fact, more than 70 percent of Doximity physician traffic comes from mobile devices, and 85 percent of that is on Apple devices. Doximity gives physicians the ability to instantly find and securely message any doctor in the country from their iPhone and iPad, and soon, at the touch of their wrist.
I can't imagine a more important reason to get information instantly, than when it relates to your patient's health," said Dr. Nate Gross, Doximity Co-Founder. "Apple Watch's impact on patient care could be tremendous, and it can save physicians precious time in a critical setting.
On the Doximity Apple Watch app, doctors can send and receive messages, get notifications for faxes and manage their colleague invites. Specific features include:
Doximity's Apple Watch app will be available to download on April 24, 2015 -- day one of the Apple Watch release. Physicians are invited to learn more at www.doximity.com/watch
Launched in 2011, Doximity (www.doximity.com) connects physicians to make them more successful and productive. With more than half of all US physicians as members, collaborating across every specialty and academic medical center, Doximity is the largest secure medical network in the country. Doximity is headquartered in Silicon Valley and was created by the founders of Epocrates.
Contact: Lauren Lloyd at Doximity
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