Currently, there is no other online collaborative community for physicians, which means that in order to consult on cases and other clinical work, doctors must communicate via fax and telephone, or in person. According to Doximity founder and CEO Jeff Tangney, miscommunication is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., so the hope is with access to a network of 60,000 peers that includes over ten percent of U.S. physicians, iRounds will makes collaborative interactions more efficient, easy, and beneficial, and save more lives.
Tangney explained the role of iRounds in the healthcare space:
iRounds enables doctors to consult with the largest online community of their peers on matters of real clinical and practical significance-specific patient cases, referrals, collaboration on research. Most physicians don’t have access to this kind of interaction after their residencies. iRounds fills the gap as physicians move on to private and hospital practice and no longer have the opportunity to participate in journal clubs and other collective clinical discussion.
The iRounds technology improves and streamlines collaboration and communication between physicians by taking such processes online. However, iRounds not only benefits inter-hospital communication, but also intra-hospital information sharing. Healthcare providers that implement the ActiveStrategy iRound system and adopt use of iPhones and iPads when performing rounds can eliminate the time-consuming data entry, since the information is already uploaded and compiled during the observation process.
Check out a video about iRounds here:
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