Doximity creates first online passport for physicians
Written by Alexandra Buchanan
Doximity, the professional network for physicians, today announced more than 50 developer partners have built applicationson the Doximity API, giving medical application and software developers the ability toseamlessly integrate their products with the only verified, HIPAA-secure professional.
With Obamacare introducing 30 million new patients to healthcare, physicians will need to interface with an expanded and increasingly complex system. Doximity’s secure, single sign-on platform takes on a fragmented ecosystem of medical applications, reducing the administrative overhead taking up more and more bandwidth from an already overburdened “Facebook Connect (or ‘Login with Facebook’) has made it easy to for consumers to log in to new apps, but obviously isn’t authenticated or appropriate for healthcare,” said Jeff Tangney, CEO of Doximity. “We’ve made it easy for both physicians and developers to avoid the hassle of credentialing, authentication, and posting a public-facing CV.”
In just two years, over 220,000 physicians have joined Doximity to connect with colleagues, collaborate on tough cases, check schedules, and securely coordinate patient care. With more than 30% of all U.S. doctors as members, the service is beginning to achieve the proportions and potential of a true healthcare platform. "The Doximity API allows physicians to quickly sign up for our collaborative medical imaging service," said Michael Pan, CEO of Nephosity. "Additionally, the Doximity API enables us to securely verify their identity and populate their credentials."
For app developers, the Doximity OAuth API eliminates the need to develop a physician credentialing system, saving developers substantial time and money, and enabling them to scale up quickly and across multiple platforms simultaneously. Partners range from major players like US News & World Report and 4 of the top 5 medical schools to startups like DICOM Grid, DocSpot, Figure1, Image32, itMD, MedConcert, Nephosity, and
● Doximity is the largest verified and up to date physician directory on the internet
● The network’s 220,000 members represent over 30% of all U.S. physicians
● A new physician joins Doximity every 5 minutes
● Members have an average of 23 colleagues
For more information about the Doximity physician network, visit www.doximity.com and for more information on Doximity’s API platform, visit http://developer.doximity.com.Launched in 2011, Doximity (www.doximity.com) connects physicians to make them more successful and productive. With over 30% of U.S. physicians as members, collaborating across every specialty and academic medical center, Doximity is the largest HIPAA-secure medical network on the Internet. Created by the founders of Epocrates (Nasdaq: EPOC), Doximity is headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Skin Analytics wins NHSX award for AI skin cancer tool
An artificial intelligence-driven tool that identifies skin cancers has received an award from NHSX, the NHS England and Department of Health and Social Care's initiative to bring technology into the UK's national health system.
NHSX has granted the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award to DERM, an AI solution that can identify 11 types of skin lesion.
Developed by Skin Analytics, DERM analyses images of skin lesions using algorithms. Within primary care, Skin Analytics will be used as an additional tool to help doctors with their decision making.
In secondary care, it enables AI telehealth hubs to support dermatologists with triage, directing patients to the right next step. This will help speed up diagnosis, and patients with benign skin lesions can be identified earlier, redirecting them away from dermatology departments that are at full capacity due to the COVID-19 backlog.
Cancer Research has called the impact of the pandemic on cancer services "devastating", with a 42% drop in the number of people starting cancer treatment after screening.
DERM is already in use at University Hospitals Birmingham and Mid and South Essex Health & Care Partnership, where it has led to a significant reduction in unnecessary referrals to hospital.
Now NHSX have granted it the Phase 4 AI in Health and Care Award, making DERM available to clinicians across the country. Overall this award makes £140 million available over four years to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence technologies which meet the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Dr Lucy Thomas, Consultant Dermatologist at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, said: “Skin Analytics’ receipt of this award is great news for the NHS and dermatology departments. It will allow us to gather real-world data to demonstrate the benefits of AI on patient pathways and workforce challenges.
"Like many services, dermatology has severe backlogs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This award couldn't have come at a better time to aid recovery and give us more time with the patients most in need of our help.”