In a nod to the growing trend of physicians using smartphones with work, the app Doximity’ uses has undergone an upgrade. The Amion iOS app has added HIPAA-compliant messaging and document and image sharing to improve care coordination for physicians on the social network.
Doximity’s social platform and app help physicians connect or collaborate on patient treatment. In addition to messaging, the upgrade shows on-call schedules, including clinic and rotation shifts. It also shows upcoming shifts on a new homescreen for quick viewing and syncs any changes in the user’s schedule with Amion’s website. On-call, clinic and rotation schedules are all updated in real time. Users can also automatically receive alerts and notifications for newly scheduled shifts and swap requests.
Handoffs are a critical area for physician workflows and can be a pitfall for medical errors because of the potential for miscommunication. Although many of the mobile health companies that have been developing workflow solutions that have focused on nurses and their care teams others have offered more inclusive messaging solutions.
Last month, Doximity said it would collaborate with the Cleveland Clinic on a digital platform to give physicians a more flexible and social way to earn continuing medical education credits on Doximity’s network.