7 Secrets of Telehealth Adoption – Dr. Milton Chen (VSee)

Slides 7 Secrets of Telehealth Adoption from VSee

Building Telemedicine Infrastructure in Iraqi Kurdistan

I had the privilege of traveling to Iraq Kurdistan twice in the past two years to help bring much needed telemedicine infrastructure and surgical services to refugees and the local inhabitants. For this I have to thank the work of  renowned hepatic surgeon Dr. Gazi Zibari.  Continue Reading…

Three Reasons Why HealthSpot Died

HealthSpot, the poster child for telemedicine kiosks has suddenly and abruptly shut down. Its fall is rather poignant considering its much touted Continue Reading…

Is RockHealth Wrong? Why There is no Uber for Healthcare

Ritu Rajan and Teresa Wang of RockHealth wrote an excellent article digging into “Why There is No Uber for Healthcare.” It was a great summary of all the latest buzz around Uber and the digital health market as seen by RockHealth. Unfortunately the article missed the three most important points…

Why is Kaiser investing in Vidyo?

Vidyo, a fast growing video conference startup, recently raised another $15M – this time with $10M from healthcare investor Kaiser Permanente Ventures, according to MobiHealthNews. In the startup world, “unicorns” or high valuation startups tend to raise mega rounds as they approach IPO. Is Vidyo now a digital health unicorn?…

Did Vidyo / Fuze Kill Verizon Telehealth?

For the last few years, Verizon has been one of the titans leading the charge into the telemedicine space. Verizon had a big presence at tradeshows such as mHealth. They issued RFPs for video conference and telemedicine platforms to create their offerings, and created a huge buzz about the new Verizon…

VSee Android Beta Release!

Help us make VSee Android the best mobile video chat app ever! Get our VSee Android beta release here and send us your feedback and bug reports.  VSee Android, like VSee for iPhone features secure group video calls, text chat, and the new multiple device login.  VSee Android has been in private…

Want the Best Telemedicine/IT Job?

One of VSee VIP customers is Barton Associates.  They are the largest hospital temporary staffing company in the US.  I met the owner and their executive team a number of times – a wonderful and hard charging set of people (ie – you will learn a lot and it will…

VSee Customer Security Notice on CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed)

Dear Customers and Users, As you may have heard, Heartbleed is a serious defect in OpenSSL, a core cryptographic library that is used to protect communications on the Internet.  This bug affected a large proportion of Web servers on the internet. VSee has updated our servers with the fixed version…

Is WebRTC Video Conference Ready for Market?

WebRTC and the promise of video calls right from your web browser has captivated the media and businesses over the past few years. So it’s not unusual for us to get questions about how VSee compares with WebRTC video.  Recently, we got this interesting question from a customer: From your expertise,…

VSee vs. Skype: Three Key Differences

Does the new Google and Vidyo Agreement Hurt WebRTC Partners?

Google, the creator of WebRTC, has recently asked Vidyo to help develop a browser-native video chat solution for WebRTC, Venturebeats reports.  Vidyo, which has raised $120M in venture funding, has been disrupting the enterprise videoconference market and stealing thunder from traditional videoconferencing giants Polycom and Cisco with its software-only endpoints.…

Did Blue Jeans Copy VSee Dual-Streaming HD Video + Content for iPad?

VSee vs. Blue Jeans on iPad I recently saw a Blue Jeans Network newsletter announcing its exciting new feature: “dual HD streams for interactive video and content sharing.” Dual streaming has the advantage that meeting participants can see both video and content at the same time as they work together.  They claim…

Why not Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts Video for Telehealth?

CNET recently featured a news article on how VSee helps maintain patient privacy for telemedicine. One commenter contended: “Why not just use FaceTime, Skype, Google Video, or whatever the patient already uses for video calls with friends & family…. My concern is that healthcare practitioners might slow telehealth adoption by forcing…

Polycom Should Forget Marketing Gimmicks and Buy Vidyo to Survive

Following in the footsteps of Apple retail stores, Polycom will be opening its own retail outlets in high-end malls, as well as some Costco Superstores, says Wainhouse Research. In a marketing scheme designed to cook up some chutzpah for a waning video conferencing product, Polycom will be teaming up with…

An Open Letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in Response to the “No Working From Home” Memo

Dear Marissa, At Heidy Maldonado’s wedding 10 years ago at the Stanford Memorial Church, I shared with you my dream of creating a simple tool that lets people work remotely with the same productivity of physically being together. I am now the CEO of VSee – a video chat and…

Lifesize Is Better Off If Logitech Sells Its Video Conference Unit

With revenues down, Logitech is looking to unload its video conferencing division, which include LifeSize and Mirial in the next 90 days. Logitech acquired LifeSize for $405M in 2009 just as video conferencing and telepresence were on their way up. These days the high-end video conferencing market is much tougher.…

Will Zoom’s New Enterprise Video Conference Hurt Blue Jeans and Vidyo?

Zoom.us, the hottest new video conferencing company, is revealing its paid UMX (Unified Meeting Experience) offering for businesses. Zoom previously raised $3M in angel funding. It has also just raised $6M in series A funding, from some of the biggest names such as Qualcomm Ventures, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, and…

The 2 Fatal Security Flaws in Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS

Early last quarter, Polycom made some exciting announcements about its newest product — RealPresence CloudAXIS, which will be available March 2013. What makes CloudAXIS so exciting is that it allows you to video conference with others without bothering about which service they normally use. As GigaOm tech blogger Stacey Higginbotham…

Correction: Google Has Not Dropped Vidyo

In an earlier article I had said that Google Hangouts had dropped Vidyo in favor of WebRTC. I made a mistake. Google Hangouts has NOT dropped Vidyo.  Moreover, Vidyo executives have contacted me to let me know that “Google has a great relationship with Vidyo”.  I have checked my sources and verified that Vidyo is…