Online medical network Doximity has launched its app for Apple Watch that provides a HIPAA-secure — and now hands-free — way for doctors to communicate regarding patient care. With over 50 percent of all US doctors as members of the network, the app will power to doctors to securely message any US doctor, hands-free saving valueable time especially in a critical setting.
Growing Physician Mobility Needs
HIPAA laws forbid physicians from using email or text messaging to discuss patient issues. But the time it takes to send a fax or play pager/phone tag can be critical to a patient’s health. So physicians are secure messaging on-the-go with Doximity’s encrypted, authenticated app. In fact, more than 70 percent of Doximity physician traffic comes from mobile devices, and 85 percent of that is on Apple devices. Doximity gives physicians the ability to instantly find and securely message any doctor in the country from their iPhone and iPad, and soon, at the touch of their wrist.
Apple Watch App Features
On the Doximity Apple Watch app, doctors can send and receive messages, get notifications for faxes and manage their colleague invites. Specific Apple Watch app features include:
– Read & Respond to HIPAA Secure Messages: doctors can read previews or full messages from other physicians at a glance and dictate responses, hands-free. For more detailed replies or to add secure medical images, the conversation seamlessly transfers to the iPhone, iPad or Mac.
– Incoming Fax Alerts: physicians are notified of new faxes received on their free personal fax number. To view the full fax, doctors can automatically use Handoff to handle the message on their iPhone.
– Colleague Invites: doctors can quickly view, accept or dismiss pending invitations to connect with other physicians, as well as see previews of who they may know to expand their network.
Doximity’s Apple Watch app is slated to be available for download on April 24, 2015 — day one of the Apple Watch release. Physicians interested are invited to learn more at www.doximity.com/watch