The Two Biggest Pain Points Telemedicine Practioners Face

With the walls coming down on telemedicine reimbursement and physician licensing, many doctors are looking to start practicing telemedicine –  either adding telemedicine to their services or starting their own online clinic. We’ve been talking with front line telemedicine practitioners about their biggest pain points in doing telemedicine and discovered that there…

Google Search Your Pain for a Free Doctor Video Visit

In spite of Google’s rocky start into health care with the failed Google Health, this hasn’t stopped search giant from jumping back into the health market waters with both feet. It is taking on Apple HealthKit with the recent launch of its own Google Fit api for Android health apps. Now, Google…

3 Case Studies Showing Telemedicine’s Return on Investment

Telemedicine Tipping Point Telemedicine has clearly already passed the tipping point. Consider: The Affordable Care Act has created millions of new health care consumers, stretching doctors even further, leading them to seek new ways to serve more people. The recent scandals with the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers have proven the…

Interstate Physician Licensure Compact A False Hope for Telemedicine?

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is drafting an interstate physician licensing compact that would make it easier for doctors to practice medicine in multiple states. If the plan goes into effect, it would be a huge breakthrough for VSee, MDLIVE, Teladoc, American Well, Doctor On Demand – indeed, the entire…

Telemedicine for Rural Healthcare and Migrant Workers

I was talking with a dean at Middle Georgia State College, and he mentioned that two rural hospitals in their vicinity were closing down because they just weren’t getting enough patients (revenue) to keep the hospital running. The hospitals have probably been running at a deficit for years if they…

MDLIVE – Favorite Telehealth Product at Innovation HealthJam

MDLIVE’s virtual doctor visit platform received some great reviews at the recent Innovation HealthJam, a 3-day virtual brainstorming session on hot healthcare issues.  Hosted by Panasonic, HealthJam topics ranged from genomic mapping, connected aging, patient engagement to telemedicine and telehealth. MDLIVE along with other virtual doctor visit services Zipnosis and American Well showed…

VSee Team in Iraq – Telesurgery Teaching at the Azadi Hospital (Days 3-5)

Our remaining days in Duhok (Dohuk) Iraqi Kurdistan were spent mostly at the Azadi Teaching Hospital where we did telesurgery trainings all day until the hospital closed each day. setting up VSee telesurgery for a mastoidectomy. It turns out that the Azadi Hospital is the only public hospital in Duhok. …

VSee Team in Iraq Kurdistan Refugee Telemedicine Clinic (Day 2)

Syrian refugee camp patients waiting to be seen as we unload our equipment. Duhok (Dohuk or Dahuk) is about an hour from the Turkish border of Iraqi Kurdistan We hit the ground running on day two of the medical outreach, following the medical training symposium on Sunday.  The medical outreach…

VSee Telemedicine Brings the Virtual Doctor Visit to Shell Nigeria

Trips like our recent Shell Nigeria deployment continue to remind me why new healthcare technology like VSee telehealth is so important.  For those who don’t have access to advanced medical care, telemedicine really does make a difference. Continue Reading…

VSee Telemedicine Kit for Shell Nigeria

Shell has been a longtime user of VSee video chat tool. VSee’s easy-to-use low-bandwidth technology makes it well suited for gas and oil companies.  With workers in remote areas and often harsh environments, VSee has been delivering clear video along with real-time data for Shell workers in hard to reach places.   With the development…

VSee Telemedicine Kit Brings Harvard Doctors to Gabon Villagers

The VSee Telemedicine Field Kit was created specially for our return trip to Gabon where we had previously deployed telemedicine for the Albert Schweitzer Hospital (HAS). The hospital has a program that allows them to go out to nearby villages to give immunizations. However, oftentimes these visits also end up being consultations…

VSee and MDLIVE at the AHIP Conference

VSee and MDLIVE teamed up at the AHIP Institute 2013 last week to help spread word of the exciting things that are happening in this rapidly transforming health care marketplace. For the VSee and MDLIVE partnership, this means showing off our awesome telehealth platform to deliver a seamless and complete healthcare experience to…

Four Observations on the State of the Telehealth Market

Telehealth is on the move! Recently, Roz Ben-Chitrit wrote about the rosy future he saw from the deck of the ATA Telemedicine Trade Show. Here’s what people in the trenches (including VSee CEO, Milton) are saying about the telehealth market: 1. Telehealth and telemedicine is beginning to see a return on investment with…

VSee + Broadband Satellite Taking Telemedicine To Underserved and Rural Communities

One thing holding back telemedicine is the lack of access to broadband networks. According to the government data, 119 million Americans lack broadband access (defined as 4Mbps down and 1Mbps up). Out of those 119 million, 19 million live in areas where they don’t even have the option to buy a wired…

4 Unexpected Benefits of Telemedicine

For several years, NPR has been following telemedicine champion, Dr. Ray Dorsey and his team of neurologists at Johns Hopkins University in their quest to make telemedicine widely available. Dr. Dorsey and his associates are even offering free first time video conference consultations for those with Parkinson’s Disease. Recently, NPR…

Alternative Therapy Gets Energy Boost from VSee Telehealth

Who would have thought that cutting edge technology and alternative healing could go hand in hand. At VSee we love it that unexpected use cases are always turning up with VSee’s simple group video chat tool. Recently, VSee was featured in the Repatterning Journal as a wonderful tool for the art…

Intermountain NICU Gets Makeover with VSee Simple Telemedicine

At the recent American Telemedicine Association (ATA) conference in Austin, TX, Intermountain Healthcare demo-ed their innovative use of VSee for a tele-neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Key to their setup was VSee’s ability to simultaneously send multiple camera video streams.  Legacy video conference systems such as Vidyo, Polycom, and Cisco can only…

Intermountain + VSee Telehealth Brings Parents Into Neonatal Care Units

Intermountain Healthcare with the help of VSee telehealth technology is bringing parents of babies in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) closer to their newborns. Intermountain is redesigning 65 beds at the NICU at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center with 3 cameras (2 fixed and 1 rotating) that send 24-hour live video…

4 Reasons to Think Twice About Using Skype for Telehealth

Alarmist articles on Skype security risks for telehealth abound. The question is whether using Skype for telehealth really poses that serious of a security problem? Psychiatric Times weighed in on the issue with a well-cited article Telepsychiatry: The Perils of Using Skype, co-authored by the executive director of the TeleMental Health Institute, Marlene…