A Humanitarian Trip to Iraq with VSee

VSee is featured in the Summer 2014 newsletter from the AHPBA. *

You can view the complete newsletter here. On pages 12 and 13, it tells of Dr. Gazi B. Zibari and his humanitarian trip to Iraqi Kurdistan, where he used VSee telemedicine and donated some VSee equipment to local health providers.

“The telemedicine equipment has helped the team to follow up with our patients, and also our team members are available for consultation via VSee.”

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Zibari Kurdistan

* Their acronym stands for “Americas-Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.”

Half of All Hospitals Using Telemedicine

Hospitals are investing more than ever in telemedicine. That’s according to a new survey by the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS). Over 57 percent of respondents said they were using two-way video and webcam technology, like that provided by VSee.

Read more about the survey results.

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Source: Conor Ryan, AmericanActionForum.org

Jonah Comstock writes, “The results paint a picture of telemedicine slowly being adopted to fill niches in a healthcare system still very much focused on Meaningful Use.”

In addition, about 40 percent of respondents said they used telemedicine to fill in gaps in patient care. Read the complete HIMSS survey results for more information.

VSee at ATA Fall Forum 2014 – Telehealth Chronic Care & Telemedicine in China

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Join VSee (booth #200) September 7-9 at the ATA Fall Forum 2014 along with other experts and academics to discuss best practices for using telehealth in chronic care management, as well as a full day on telemedicine opportunities in China and how to deploy telemedicine abroad.

Nearly 75% of US healthcare spending goes to chronic disease treatment such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.  Video telemedicine technology can be an important tool in managing chronic disease care from improving transitions in care after a hospitalization to home-monitoring.   It makes follow-up visits, education and training, and coordinating patient care with all parties (patients, family members, and community healthcare providers) more effective and convenient. VSee provides a simple, scalable video telemedicine system that has been proven in low resource areas such as Haiti, Gabon, Shell Nigeria, and Iraq Kurdistan.  Please check out our VSee telemedicine case studies here.

Also, don’t forget to stop by VSee booth #200 for a demo of our simple telemedicine kit and OneClick virtual waiting room.

See you at the ATA Fall Forum!

Dr. Gavin Skinner Using VSee Telemedicine to Fight Ebola

The Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation is doing excellent work on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Currently, they train healthcare workers in Nigeria. They use VSee video conferencing to engage new medical recruits, for telemedicine, and for situational awareness updates in real time.

Watch a report on the spread of Ebola here.

Last Thursday, Dr. Gavin Skinner led a team of eight and flew into Nigeria. After conducting hands-on workshops for over 400 healthcare professionals, their isolation ward received their first confirmed Ebola patient.

Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, the foundation’s Global Projects Manager, reports that he will soon head to Washington, DC to recruit more nurses, infection control experts, engineers, and health systems experts. He will also strive to collect more funding. His newest program is called STRIDE (strengthening training for response to highly infectious diseases), a risk-based, whole-community approach.

“We are assisting the Nigerian government with strengthening transmission-based precautions and activities for the most recent Ebola patient. We’re working with WHO and MSF teams on the ground. We have also been requested to help with establishing an internationally recognized highly infectious disease training institute.”

Gavin has a lot of work on his hands and needs our support. Everyone at VSee is proud to be part of the solution.

Mobile Health Clinic Brings Care to John Steinbeck’s Agricultural Workers

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The WorkWell Medical Group has turned a used bus into a new mobile health clinic so they can take their urgent care services on the road. The urgent care center is based in the Salinas California immortalized by John Steinbeck in his novels and is located in a still a largely agricultural area.  The urgent care center serves several large agriculture processors, as well as schools, federal and county agencies, and retailers.  Building the mobile clinic is the brainchild of Dr. Vikram Mittal and his wife Dr. Sheilaja Mittal who have wanted to make it possible to make their services more easily available to agricultural workers and vulnerable members of their community.

The mobile clinic, which features VSee video telemedicine, is designed to be able to perform the same level of medicine as their regular office clinic. The July 3, 2013 publication of The Californian notes:

It is equipped with a heart monitor, lung evaluation equipment, two exam rooms and the ability to suture cuts in the field.

It also has a state of the art telemedicine system that can transmit patient data to doctors at the South Main clinic in real time so they can listen to heart beats and see pupils remotely.

You can read the full artilce here: Mobile Clinic – The Californian