IRHC Hosts Extreme Remote Medicine Conference – Sept. 11-12

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Join the conversation with other global practitioners of extreme remote and offshore medicine. The Institute of Remote Health Care (IRHC) is putting on its annual conference   September 11-12, 2013 at the the Suttie Centre for Teaching & Learning in Healthcare, Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen.

Telemedicine and telehealth are essential components for those living and working in remote communities as well as extreme remote and offshore locations. Very often these are people employed by oil, gas, and mining industries which can be found in vastly different (often hostile) environmental conditions from tropical to Arctic climates, from remote deep waters to inshore shallow waters.

This year’s IRHC conference will be honoring individuals and teams who have shown outstanding healthcare delivery and clinical support in emergency, offshore and extreme remote settings. It will also be looking at the future of remote health care and redesigning models with telemedicine and ehealth technology for better health care delivery in remote and austere environments.

Don’t miss Milton, VSee CEO, Thurs., September 12, at 12 noon DST (4 a.m. PST) with his talk on “Reducing Telemedicine Costs by 10x: Shell Oil Platforms, Rwanda Community Health, and Emergency Doctor Access via iPhone.”

For those who are unable to attend in person, sign up to see the IRHC event  streamed live here. For more information check out the conference program.

About IRHC

The IRHC is the leading international professional education and membership body for “remote healthcare” practitioners ™. Established as a not-for-profit organisation, the Institute aims to promote improved standards in the practice and provision of remote health care. IRHC aims are to support practitioners and companies responsible for the delivery of remote healthcare to enhance the quality of practical clinical skills and therefore the service provided by those engaged in the area of remote health care practice.

VSee Dialogues On the Future of Work At Big Science Summit Oct. 30

The Atlantic Big Science Summit - Technology and Future of InnovationMilton, our fearless VSee CEO, will be having a discussion with Andrew McAfee, research scientist from MIT’s Sloan School of Management this coming Tuesday, October 30 during The Atlantic’s Big Science Summit On the Future of Innovation.

We hope you’ll join Milton and Andy at this lunchtime conversation as they hash out the key technology trends that will affect businesses and the way we work.  The talk will run from 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.at the Fourth Street Summit Center, in San Jose, CA or join by live webcast!

Big Science Summit [LIVE WEBCAST] link here

The Atlantic’s Big Science Summit is a free event sponsored by Boeing.  Featuring  many of America’s leading scientists and innovators, the Big Science Summit draws attention to America’s future as an incubator for new ideas and technologies.  It creates a dialogue that seeks to “underscore the relationship of science to innovation, celebrate recent scientific coups, and look ahead to what’s next!”

Date:  Tuesday, October 30th, 9-4:30 p.m.
Register:  http://bigsciencesummit.eventbrite.com
Full summit schedule
Join the conversation at #BigScience

Andrew McAfee, MITDr. Andrew McAfee is currently a principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management. He was previously a professor at Harvard Business School and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.  He studies the ways that information technology (IT) affects businesses and business as a whole.  His most recent book, Race Against the Machine was named Best IT Business Book of 2011 by CIO Insights.  He also maintains a blog on harvardbusiness.org’s “HBR Voices” with posts that are regularly reprinted at forbes.com

VSee CEO, Milton ChenMilton founded VSee following his PhD at Stanford University on the human factors of video collaboration. He has deployed VSee for Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Mandy Moore, the band Linkin Park, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. He has also worked in refugee camps from Syria to South East Asia to Africa. Milton is the co-author of XMPP video standard and winner of the DEMO God Award. He loves reading biographies and experimenting with how people communicate.

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VSee – The Next Breakthrough For Online Sales!

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A couple of days ago, Milton got to share VSee with sales guru and SalesOpShop CEO Gerhard Gschwandtner.  He was quite impressed with VSee’s

1. Smooth video
2. One click desktop screen sharing
3. Window to window file sharing
4. Recording function with great audio/video sync.

Check out Mr. Gschwandtner’s VSee interview with Milton on how VSee “could be the next big breakthrough for online sales presentations.”

Milton talks about how VSee allows for

  • rapid sharing of desktop items during a sales call
  • better screening of job candidates (seeing vs. resume)
  • providing feedback on a novice sales call
  • recording a master salesperson for training purposes
  • shortening the sales cycle by bringing in remote expertise during a sales presentation and avoiding delays

online sales guru Gerhard GschwandtnerGerhard Gschwandtner is the CEO of SalesOpShop, as well as the founder of Selling Power magazine, the host of the Sales 2.0 conference series, and the author of 14 books on selling, sales management, and sales psychology.  He has trained over 10,000 salespeople and managers and loves exploring the use of new technology and new approaches to selling.  His most recent project, SalesOpShop strives “To be the world’s most dynamic sales improvement site, where members help shape the future of selling and sales technology.

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VSee At VoIP Users Conference

Last Friday, Milton our fearless CEO, was the guest speaker for the hour-long VoIP Users Conference (VUC).   If you’ve never been to a Milton talk, he’s really good at inspiring you to try out VSee, and I, personally, always end up learn something new from him.   Besides highlighting how VSee’s design philosophy makes it more collaborative than other products, he also answered a lot of great questions you may also have had about VSee, such as

  • How is VSee different from Google+ video chat?
  • Does VSee plan to have WebRTC integration for those without the VSee client?
  • What makes VSee more secure than H.323/SIP videoconferencing?

If you want to hear some of the answers and get a more in-depth look at VSee, you can listen to a recording of Milton’s talk here or share the talk with a friend.

About VUC

Btw, VUC is a weekly program that holds fairly technical live discussions with a guest speaker about “VoIP, SIP, Asterisk and all kinds of telephony-related topics,” which means that you’ve got a shot at getting your more difficult questions answered :)  The discussion is held live each Friday at 9 AM PST or 12 noon EST, and they’ve got it going by phone, Skype, SIP, and Google+ Hangouts.  There is also an IRC (chatroom) you want to hop on so you can make side talk and ask questions without being disruptive.  Listeners from all over the world call in, and they record all their shows in case you have to miss it.  If you want to pop in on a talk sometime, you may want to check out their schedule of upcoming speakers.

 

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First Impressions and Video

Just in case the last couple posts by Milton seem a little bleak or down on using video, I thought I’d briefly chime in and remind our readers that this is the creator of VSee talking, and that he is actually very pro-video!  That being said, it’s good to look at the details and not throw any babies out with the bathwater.

Let’s look at trust as discussed in the last post.  I’ve mentioned in multiple posts that video is as good at maintaining trust levels as a face-to-face conversation.  Bos, Gergle, Olson and Olson (2001); also Bos, Gergle, Olson, Olson and Wright (2002); and other studies (mostly including a Bos or Olson), have shown that video does indeed approach face-to-face for levels of trust.  Assuming their findings are correct, why does this appear at odds with Milton’s assertions in the last post?

First Impressions. It turns out they are not at odds at all.  Milton started the discussion with first impressions, which Continue reading