Doximity Inc., a start-up company has launched a free secure information network for physicians.

The official launch starts with a community of 7,000 physicians on the network as it has been in beta since October 2010. The network now is available to all physicians and supports iPhones, iPads and Android devices in addition to being accessed via a personal computer. Jeff Tangney, co-founder of drug reference content software vendor Epocrates Inc., is CEO of San Mateo, Calif.-based Doximity.

The network is designed to help physicians search for and communicate with colleagues for consults and referrals; search for pharmacies, hospitals, labs, skilled nursing facilities and other provider sites in a service area; access phone lists that enable dialing directly to a needed desk or department; search for classmates in a database of medical school and residency alumni; and securely text among colleagues.

Like Epocrates, Doximity's base product will remain free, but planned services  to generate revenue include market research, continuing medical education and premium versions.

More information is available at doximity.com.

--Joseph Goedert

 

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