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VSee Exhibition Schedule for 2015

Updated 10/09/2015

Did you miss our live telemedicine demo to an Iraq refugee camp at this year’s Health 2.0 Conference?

iraq telemedicine

Dr. Shang (Azadi Hospital) connecting to the Domize refugee camp in Iraq Kurdistan

You can still get a VSee demo up close and personal at the following 2015 conferences:

1. Plastic Surgery The Meeting, October 17-19, 2015 • Boston

booth #1261

Venue: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Floor map: VSee booth #1261

More info

2. ACG 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting, October 18-20, 2015 • Hawaii

booth #813

Venue: Hawaii Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

Floor map: VSee booth #813

Registration and more info

3. mHealth Summit, November 8-11, 2015 • Washington, DC

Venue: The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Washington, DC

Floor map: TBA

More info

VSee + PTZOptics Remote PTZ Camera Control for Telemedicine

VSee and PTZOptics have partnered together to provide remote Pan, Tilt, Zoom (PTZ) camera control for PTZOptics USB cameras. This new UVC compatibility integration allows VSee video conferencing software to control the PTZOptics camera operation using the same USB connection you use for video. This is the simplest way to deploy high quality telemedicine systems for doctors and clinicians – with far end camera control built directly into the simple VSee interface.

Both USB 3.0 models from PTZOptics (12X-USB and 20X-USB) are now officially compatible with VSee’s HIPAA compliant video conference platform. So now you can easily build your own low-cost telestroke or telemedicine cart. With VSee’s remote PTZ camera control functionality and a PTZOptics USB camera on a cart, nurses and clinicians can roll the telemedicine video conferencing equipment up to any patient that needs a evaluation from an off site specialty doctor. Because the PTZ camera controller is built directly in the VSee interface, it gives the off site doctor more control over the evaluation experience, especially in cases where the patient cannot be moved.

This is also ideal for simulation labs where an educational instructor can perform a “Virtual Tour” of the room without the need for expensive camera control systems or additional control cabling such as RS-232 or RS-485.

PTZoptics remote ptz camera control

The ability to see more detail via panning and zooming is crucial in telemedicine as doctors continue to push the boundaries of healthcare.  The engineering work done by PTZOptics and VSee make telemedicine easier and more affordable to deploy. Indeed, UVC camera control is ideal for the telemedicine and telehealth market for it’s simplicity, ease of use and affordability. PTZOptics now has UVC support built into every USB model, and you will see UVC control being used by more and more video conferencing software providers in the future.

VSee is the Telemedicine and Telehealth industry’s most talked about new service. It makes telemedicine services available to millions of patients and organizations around the world including Walgreens, Shell, MDLIVE, International SOS, and  DaVita. It is also the only telemedicine video platform being used by NASA on the International Space Station!

Apollo Hospitals Establishes Telemedicine in the Himalayas

himachal pradesh

Thirteen thousand feet above sea level in the Himalayan Mountains, Apollo Hospitals has set up one of the highest telemedicine stations in the world! This government-assisted project, known as the Himachal Pradesh Telehealth Services Project, aims to make quality healthcare more accessible to the people of this remote region of northern India.

The Project has already set up two telemedicine stations – one at the community health center in the tiny village of Kaza and one at the regional hospital in the mountain town of Keylong. Using dedicated satellite connections of 512 kbps, these locations connect with Apollo specialists in various hospitals throughout India with VSee low-bandwidth videoconferencing software.

apollo telehealth team airlift

Himachal Pradesh is located in the Western Himalayas bordering Tibet and Kashmir. It is host to the Dalai Lama and is known for its climbing, trekking, and breathtaking views. It also literally means “snow-laden region.” After setting up the Kaza site, the Apollo telemedicine team found its way to Keylong blocked by impossible road conditions due to severe winter storms. The team camped for 10 days waiting for the roads to open up. Eventually they had to borrow government helicopters to airlift the team and equipment into Keylong. Upon landing, their very first task was to clear out the 20 feet of ice and snow piled around the hospital buildings so they could set up the telemedicine equipment!


The Keylong site is set up with two separate spaces for telemedicine video consults. The Tele-Consult room on the first floor is for non-emergency consults. It is equipped with a laptop, large wall-mounted monitor, and a remote diagnostic kit with

  • 12 Lead ECG
  • NIBP
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Spirometer
  • Stethoscope
  • Temperature probe

The Tele-Emergency room is right at the entrance to the main building and is set up with a wheelable telemedicine cart equipped with laptop, touch screen monitor, and emergency clinical equipment including

  • Defribrillator with monitor
  • ECG- 12 lead
  • Syringe pump
  • Nebulizer machine
  • Suction unit
  • Medical consumables
apollo tele emergency

(top left) consulting Apollo specialists in Chennai, (bottom right) cardiac arrest patient in the Keylong Tele-Emergency room

On May 26, the Keylong telemedicine station unexpectedly started operations several days ahead of schedule when two local people suffered cardiac arrest. The telemedicine team was able to triage with emergency doctors in Chennai using VSee video. They stabilized both patients, referring one of them to a larger hospital for further treatment.

Altogether, the two locations have conducted nearly 200 telemedicine consultations in May alone. Of the types of specialists involved, gastroenterologists, urogynecologists, and pulmonologists were the most consulted.

Among several notable cases include a man involved in an auto accident. The staff was able to be in a VSee video consultation with an emergency specialist within eight minutes of submitting a Tele Emergency request.

VSee is deeply honored to be the video software provider for this special project to improve healthcare access to rural India.

Top photo: Samriddhi Tanti

All other photos courtesy of Himalchal Pradesh Tele Health Services Project

Together At Last: Point-of-Care Testing & Video Doctor Visits!

POC KitGet lab results anywhere, anytime with VSee Point-of-Care (POC) Kits. Why should patients have to wait for weeks to talk to a doctor about lab results? The VSee POC Kit lets patients get lab results immediately during a video consultation.

Our POC Kits include test strips and FDA-approved diagnostic devices for blood glucose testing, blood gas and electrolyte analysis, blood counts, drug and alcohol screening, cholesterol screening, and more!

VSee POC Kits make healthcare more effective and more accessible by conveniently putting together Point-of-Care Testing with video visits from the home, office, or on the road.

Ask us about our VSee POCT Kits today!

Get Practical Telemedicine Tips at UCAOA Fall Conference 2015

Urgent Care Conference  2015

Join VSee at this year’s Urgent Care Fall Conference (UCAOA 2015) in booth #204.

VSee CEO, Milton Chen, will be speaking about telemedicine design and practical considerations during the panel “Telemedicine for the Urgent Care Operator”, 10-11 a.m CT., Saturday, Sept. 26.

VSee telemedicine platform is used by Walgreens, International SOS, MDLIVE, and NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

We offer a range of products and services for the urgent care workflow:

  • web-based waiting rooms for multiple providers
  • telemedicine kiosk carts with medical devices
  • custom-build telehealth portal with intake forms, triage, emr, scheduling, ePay, ePrescribe, Fitbit integration, and more

We’ll also be featuring our latest telemedicine kits, including our ultra light iOS Home Care Kit. It allows patients and home visit nurses to live-stream otoscope images, EKGs, and stethoscope with their iPhones.

We can’t wait to see you in New Orleans – VSee exhibit booth #204!

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Date: 9/24/2015 – 9/26/2015

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