On March 9, the Dox Blog packed up and trekked out to Austin for the SXSW
conference. We had a great time catching up with some of our favorite physician
leaders, including Bryan Vartabedian and Wendy Sue Swanson, both of
whom we bumped into at one of the week’s seemingly endless stream of happy
hours.

We learned about some nifty products, among them, iTriage, an app enabling
patients to look up their symptoms and get guidance on what steps to take next,
and Basis, a device to be worn like a watch that tracks heartbeat,
temperature, and more–all to be tabulated into daily feedback for its user.

Seed accelerator Rock Health wowed us with its ZenDen (they had us at
coffee and a free chair massage), and the health initiative StartUp Health
introduced us to an impressive lineup of health entrepreneurs. We also had some
time to talk Doximity shop. That Saturday, Nate Gross, Doximity’s Product
Manager, had a chance to talk with NBC Austin about some of what we’re
doing on the site. Here’s what he had to say about technology and physician
communication:

Now that the dust has settled a little, we’re interested in hearing your
impressions of the conference, whether as an attendee or from what you saw on
Twitter, Facebook and various blogs. In your view, what were the big takeaways
this year?