With 40% Of U.S. Doctors Signed On, Doximity’s Jeff Tangney Reveals How The Social Network For M.D.s Hit The Tipping Point


With the arrival of Obamacare, millions of uninsured Americans are entering the healthcare system for the first time. As these new patients happily stream into waiting rooms, doctors are scrambling to keep pace with the increasing demand. Preserving a high standard of care amidst the waiting room blitz requires greater efficiency from medical practices, and doctors are desperate for solutions that can help relieve some of the pressure.

By making it easy for doctors to connect and communicate across teams, hospitals and entire health systems, Doximity wants to provide a release valve for the nation’s M.D.’s. The San Mateo-based company launched in early 2011 to give medical professionals a free, HIPAA-compliant alternative to LinkedIn and it’s been growing like a weed ever since.

That’s partly because Doximity has been working to transform itself from a social network (and a vertical-specific version of LinkedIn) into a platform. Today, Doximity serves doctors…

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3 thoughts on “With 40% Of U.S. Doctors Signed On, Doximity’s Jeff Tangney Reveals How The Social Network For M.D.s Hit The Tipping Point”

  1. After reading this article i too agree that it is a great way for M.Ds to keep in touch and make their lives a little easier. With the increase in patients i can see how their usual hustle and bustle would be stretched to the max. It could also benefit patients because doctors will be able to contact each other and ask specific questions regarding prior or current diagnosis.


  2. I thought this article was really interesting. After reading it, I wanted to hear more about the ideas they have for further establishing this business in the current health care market. One of the things that I like about Doximity is that it will allow health care professionals to use this resource as a safe and reliable method of communication. I like that it incorporates HIPAA into its business as well. This is very important for communication between health professionals and any questions we may have regarding specific or unique diagnoses. I think that the incorporation of other professions would also be good. I could see this being a good communication resource for interprofessional care such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, social work, etc. As an OT student I am able to see the benefit of quick communication between disciplines, especially doctors, in regards to patient care, updates on patient status, updates on changes in medications or any additional precautions, and in developing future plans of care as well.


    1. I also thought that this was a very interesting article. This is a great alternative for MDs as a way to build their professional career over social media. I would love to see this extended to the medical profession, not just doctors!


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