Call patients privately, right from your EHR

Sep 20, 2017 - Doximity Blog


Do you use Epic? We are excited to announce that you can now use Doximity Dialer to place calls from Epic’s mobile app, Haiku!

To use Dialer with Haiku, follow these simple steps:

  1. Ensure you have the latest version of Doximity Dialer & Epic Haiku installed
  2. Open a chart in Epic Haiku and tap on the patient’s phone number
  3. A menu will appear at the bottom. Select “Doximity Dialer”
  4. The Doximity Dialer app will open instantly, ready to call

If you change your mind later, you can always select your personal phone instead from the Epic Haiku settings.

If you do not see the pop-up in your Haiku app, or have any questions about Doximity Dialer, please reach out at support@doximity.com. If you are unsure whether your organization offers the Epic Haiku mobile app, contact your hospital or clinic IT support desk.

Download Doximity Dialer here.

Information Overload: How These Clinicians Keep Up

Sep 15, 2017 - Doximity Blog


It is no question that healthcare professionals are crunched for time. Many clinicians don’t have time to eat between back-to-back patients, let alone stay up-to-date in the latest in clinical research and treatment options. With the explosion of the internet, many clinicians are more overwhelmed with information than ever before. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day! We hear you, and we created Doximity DocNews Digests for this reason.

Each digest is delivered directly to your inbox, and is curated to your specialty -- so you’re only reading what’s most relevant to you. If you’re on the go, you can easily access articles right from your phone. Better yet, certain articles are eligible for Category 1 CME. Talk about saving time!

Here’s what a few Doximity members had to say about how they stay current:

“From my own perspective as a fellow in training, I can say that the Doximity Gastroenterology email digests have provided a helpful and convenient cross-section of current, professionally relevant content that I can use as a stepping-stone for engaging with my clinical work and with senior colleagues in my discipline. Especially during my first year of fellowship, when time is always of the essence, I appreciated the ability to easily review the week’s most significant content, published at a variety of registers.”
-Nitin Ahuja

“In the past I have used Feedly and Google Play Newsstand for my daily digest of news, however this included a large variety of topics and was not specifically filtered to medical content. I have tried to create my own customized list, but have found it difficult to also include recent articles from medical journals of interest. This lead to quite a disconnected and disjointed reading experience, but with Doximity's DocNews I am now able to easily split my World News and Medical News to two simple reading platforms. This is especially helpful as it allows me to spend more time reading rather than searching for important and relevant news.”
-Stefan Mitrasinovic, MD

“What I enjoy most about these curated articles, which deliver healthcare news in a quick and easily digestible format, is that the articles are open for private discussion amongst Doximity users. It is extremely important to hear about the experiences and reactions of other physicians because it allows a broader perspective than what one might have if their opinions and experiences are isolated to their own practice settings and surroundings. Often times, it also gives physicians a sense of solidarity and comfort when they realize that they are not the only ones struggling with a particular issue, even if they themselves are not active and vocal on the discussion boards.“
-Rehan Waheed, MD

It takes less than a year for physicians to buy a home in this county

Sep 11, 2017 - Doximity Blog


As a physician, when it comes to deciding where to live, several factors come into play. But for many doctors, two of the most significant elements may be salary and cost of living. This is especially important for physicians because location can have a great impact on salary. When Doximity released its first compensation report earlier this year, we found that salaries varied widely across the country. For example, an internal medicine physician in San Francisco makes $235,988, while that same physician in Sioux Falls makes $262,248. Combine that with cost of living, and you could potentially have a very different financial quality of life from one state to the next.

To dig into this a bit deeper, we also looked into where it takes the longest and least amount of time to buy a house. Hopefully this data, along with our salary data can help physicians make more more informed decisions when it comes to their career. Here’s a sneak peek of what those housing stats look like for internal medicine physicians:

Where it will take longest amount of time to buy a house:

  1. Nantucket County, MA - 14 years
  2. New York County, NY - 14 years
  3. San Francisco County, CA - 12 years
  4. Marin County, CA - 12 years
  5. San Mateo County, CA - 12 years

Where it will take the least amount of time to buy a house:

  1. Leslie County, KY - less than 1 year
  2. Knox County, TX - less than 1 year
  3. Todd County, SD - less than 1 year
  4. McDowell County, WV - less than half a year
  5. Cochran County, TX - less than half a year

To explore the full compensation map, and search by your specialty and region, visit Doximity Career Navigator.

This app lets clinicians privately reach patients — without *67

Aug 21, 2017 - Doximity Blog


Have you ever needed to call patients when away from the office, only to realize they won't pick up your blocked call? We understand, which is why we created Doximity Dialer. Call patients from your cell phone, display your main office number.

Here's what our users had to say about their experience using Doximity Dialer:

“This app is just plain marvelous! I often make phone calls to patients while doing other things, and before this app I would write numbers on sticky notes and call, but I always used *67 to avoid giving out my cell number via caller ID. The problem is that patients often won’t answer if there is no caller ID listed. This app solves that problem, by now making it look like I’m calling from the main office number. Truly a great tool to make me connect with patients more easily. I love it and I now include this app among my iPhone page of “medical apps.” Thanks for making this excellent product and please continue to support it and keep it going.” -MedicalMoose

“I just started using this today after starting call with a new group where we respond to “mommy pages.” I was tired of dialing *67 then having to leave a message telling parents I would call again and to answer the blocked call. The Dialer is very straightforward to use and the call quality is just like your normal phone. It automatically used my clinic phone number from my Doximity profile but you can also input a different number to display to patients. The patients are answering on the first try now instead of screening the blocked call. I’m sharing it with the residents and others in the group now because it works so smoothly.” -TexasJeremy

“Works like a charm. No more blocked call denials - and my mobile number stays private. Also nice that the patient’s recent call log will show my office number should they need to call back to have me paged/messaged.” -Ruecube

“Love this app! The fact that I can use this app to call patients without *67 makes being on-call so much easier. Patients see the caller ID of the office, a number they recognize and I don’t reveal my personal cell phone number. I no longer risk getting a patient whose phone will not receive a blocked number. This is a must for all physicians who unfortunately have to be on-call.” -Willfromphilly

Download Doximity Dialer here.

4 Times the Doximity Fax Made my Life Easier

Aug 17, 2017 - Doximity Blog


As a clinician, you're busy. You don't have time to wait for an incoming fax. We hear you.

This is why we created the Doximity Fax -- fax from anywhere, right from your smartphone. Here are a few ways that Doximity Fax has saved time and made our clinicians' lives easier:

"It was around 2:15 am and the UCSF Emergency room called me and asked me if I could look at at EKG right away. As the overnight on-call cardiology fellow, one of our responsibilities is to determine whether the cardiac catheterization laboratory needs to be activated for a particular type of myocardial infection, called a STEMI, in which "every minute counts." We, as an institution, had recently been chided by the UCSF administration for "texting" each other photos of EKGs from our smartphone due to the potential for error and HIPAA violation with such practices. Because of this, the ED physician asked me how he could get the EKG to me. Since the ED fax machine is notorious for taking over 10 minutes to transmit a fax, we were able to use Doximity (as we were both members) to securely transmit a fax within minutes. No violations, no delay! Indeed, that patient did need to go to the cath lab urgently. And, the next week, I was able to share the EKG with my colleagues as it was saved on my phone in my Doximity app."
-Payal Kohli, Cardiology

"I was called STAT to the ED where a patient chronically followed at another institution was critically ill. ED, ICU and cardiology were all very deeply involved in their care, but there was no clinical history available as they had come in by ambulance and there were no historians present.
We did have a name and where care was usually rendered. I just happened to have this specialist's mobile phone number and called them. I briefed them on the situation and asked for more information. They offered to send me the last clinical encounter documentation and asked me where they could send it. ED fax is often very busy with lab results, expected patient information and other documents. I asked to have the information sent to my Doximity fax number. I received it at the bedside within minutes and this made our clinical choices much more informed and reasoned in the care of this patient. I have been able to directly and securely send x-rays, wound images etc. to my cardiothoracic colleagues so that decisions can be made quickly and easily, avoiding unnecessary delay or travel."

-Greg Kurio, Pediatric Cardiology

“Doximity’s HIPAA-secure fax line has been a lifesaver. I was riding a shuttle bus between medical campuses when I was called by a community pediatrician who had an obscure genetic lab test result in his hands and the parents about to leave his office. He was desperate for someone to interpret the results before they walked out the door, and before Doximity, that’s what would have happened. In less than a minute I was looking at the results on my mobile device and empowered him to act on the results in real-time.”
-Bryce Abram Mendelsohn, Pediatrics

"I used the secure HIPAA fax line to receive records from an outside hospital on a patient who was being admitted for a STEMI recently. I needed the records fast and our fax machine in the ER was broken. I knew that the patient had a CABG in the past but did not know his anatomy. Before going to the cath lab we wanted to try to see if we could get his graft anatomy so we did not have to waste time searching for his grafts and we could go immediately to the problem vessel. Within 10 minutes we got the records to my secure inbox and found out that his RCA was 100% occluded chronically and that he had a SVG to the RCA. This shaved 30 minutes off our door to balloon time and helped save more of this patient's myocardium!I absolutely love the secure fax line. This makes my life so much easier."
-Sandeep Krishnan, Cardiology

To get your free fax line, claim your Doximity profile here.