Social network for doctors SERMO is expanding to the Spanish speaking markets, starting with Mexico and Spain. The service is currently used by nearly 470,000 members in seven countries, including Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and the US.
For doctors, SERMO serves as a place to consult with hundreds of thousands of peers from around the world on patient cases (medical crowdsourcing). Doctors have the option to share their identity or remain anonymous creating a safe place for authentic discussions, virtual learning, asking for help and providing insight.
For doctors, SERMO serves as a place to consult with hundreds of thousands of peers from around the world on patient cases (medical crowdsourcing).“Before SERMO, doctors did not have a virtual channel to collaborate with peers across borders,” said Peter Kirk, CEO of SERMO. “With differing medical practices around the globe and lots of remote areas where there are a low number of specialists, the ability to exchange medical wisdom with speed and security in a doctors-only social network is highly valuable and potentially life-saving for patients. SERMO provides instant access to doctors in nearly100 specialties and subspecialties.”
SERMO has added translation functionality to its website and mobile app to allow Mexican and Spanish doctors to engage in every conversation happening on the network.
According to global digital PR agency We Are Social, 46 percent of Mexicans and 50 percent of Spaniards are using social networks.