Medical EducationSocial Media

Cleveland Clinic and Doximity Make Earning CME Credits More Social

1 Mins read

Image

Originally published on MedCityNews.

Digital health startup Doximity and the Cleveland Clinic are collaborating on a new digital platform that would give physicians a more flexible and social way to earn continuing medical education credits on Doximity’s social network.

Image

Originally published on MedCityNews.

Digital health startup Doximity and the Cleveland Clinic are collaborating on a new digital platform that would give physicians a more flexible and social way to earn continuing medical education credits on Doximity’s social network.

Doximity, which runs a HIPAA-compliant social platform and app where physicians can connect or collaborate on patient treatment, announced Monday it will provide medical research accredited by the Clinic.

As reported by VentureBeat in coverage of its HealthBeat 2013 conference, Doximity CEO Jeff Tangey said the new CME platform is meant to be a more convenient way for physicians to earn CME credits, also removing the hassle of paperwork by tracking credits online. It’s another way for physicians to stay up-to-date on the latest research, instead of having to complete an online module or attend a live presentation.

“The escalating depth, pace and hyper-specialization of medicine demand that physician education adapt to an increasingly mobile, tech-savvy and team-based healthcare workforce,” said Dr. William Carey, director of the Clinic’s Center for Continuing Education, in a statement. “This new approach to CME extends the social elements central to medical school and residency training – collaborative group learning and cross-disciplinary discussion – to the practicing physician learner.”

Doximity says it has about 170,000 U.S. physicians currently on its platform.

[Photo from BigStock Photos]

Related posts
Medical EducationNursing

Topics You Need To Study And Prepare For When Taking The NCLEX

4 Mins read
If you want to be a nurse after graduating from nursing school, the next step in your journey is to take the…
Medical Education

A Skills Shortage Threatens To Bring Medical Laboratories To A Standstill

3 Mins read
Over the past few years, the healthcare industry has made some giant strides forward in disease prevention, detection, and treatment. And although…
eHealthMedical Education

How Online Learning Is Essential In The Health Care Industry

3 Mins read
The healthcare industry is continuously moving with innovations, and it has adapted pretty well. New technologies are developed to bring better health…