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4/4/2014
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Doximity: Social Networking For Doctors

Social service eases HIPAA fears by validating medical credentials of all members, allowing professional collaboration among physicians.

Excerpt from a discussion on Doximity
Excerpt from a discussion on Doximity

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David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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4/4/2014 | 1:57:24 PM
Social business for busy doctors?
Sounds like one characteristic of this environment is how transactional, as opposed to purely social, it is -- sort of like LinkedIn without the frivolity. Essential to its success will be positioning itself as a productive tool for doctors to connect with each other and consult or otherwise do business in a streamlined way. Still, it would be healthy to also see more open discussion -- open, within a circle of peers that is -- on solving complex cases and improving the business and practice of medicine.

What will it take to make social-style discussion flourish here?
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