“About Doximity, Inc.
A timely lab result, the right referral, a quick phone consult — we have all seen that better communication can result in meaningfully better patient outcomes. In an age of competing health systems and disconnected “data silos,” we hope that Doximity can help connect the people that matter most — the professionals at the point-of-care.”
“My interests lie in healthcare innovation, to include my curiosity at how social media networks and EMR will be affected by ever changing technology. Finding out what physicians are talking about in reference to these topics is where my greatest motivation lies for joining your group. By knowing what physicians value and need in reference to these topics will allow me to better serve them as I communicate mental health treatment issues of their patients.”
Thank you for consideration, time, and research involved with my request and for relaying results. I certainly fully understand why I am denied privileged access to certain functionality within your Doximity platform. A point of consideration and related discussion for your organization may be in how mental health treatment / related organizations and individuals could play a role in your mission.
A Psychiatrist may be able to achieve privileged status on your platform, while a Geriatric Clinician / Admissions Director for an inpatient psychiatric unit, such as myself (resume attached), would not. Consider the value of a quick consult between someone doing admission assessments having been referred to do so by physicians, psychiatrists, RN’s, nurse practitioners, etc.
There are thousands of Mental Health Clinicians out there beating the streets in “road warrior” style having to call and interrupt physicians providing treatment throughout the day gathering information, requesting lab results, relaying results of home assessments, etc. What a service it would be for them to connect with physicians in such a way as you have created.
I see the value of restricting your site to physicians only, and am actually thrilled to see it actively being done (by my own experience in being denied privileged access!). So in this sense, keep pushing people like me away. Though, keep in mind, as you will inevitably be challenged by much more pushy people with marketing interests, that there are people out there like me; A Mental Health Clinician with a great knowledge of behavioral medicine, though no doctorate degree to account for my knowledge and expertise in communicating with medical professionals during the process of either accepting or denying patients referred for treatment.
I ask that you review your statement found in the “About” section of your website to decide for yourself if anything I’ve said rings true :
“A timely lab result, the right referral, a quick phone consult — we have all seen that better communication can result in meaningfully better patient outcomes. In an age of competing health systems and disconnected “data silos,” we hope that Doximity can help connect the people that matter most — the professionals at the point-of-care.”
Being that your mission is to serve “the professionals at the point-of-care” …you have got me there. Though considering my viewpoint may give you a perspective of a role often overlooked.
Jason Young, MS