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Telehealth Secrets 2019 Announces Grand Prize Winner for “The One Thing No One Else Believes About Telehealth”

What’s the one thing you believe about Telehealth that no one else believes …yet? This is the question that we asked our attendees to answer at this year’s Telehealth Secrets 2019 conference to win our Grand Prize: One complimentary Health Nucleus CORE Assessment by Human Longevity at a value of…

NASA’s Choice For the International Space Station

Post updated 8/6/2020 VSee is honored to be selected as NASA’s official video conferencing platform aboard the International Space Station (ISS).  With VSee’s secure video chat astronauts are able to do telemedicine video conferencing, have family video chats, collaborate with scientists in real time, do projects with school children, and…

VSee and Chinese Medicine

We recently received this thank-you letter from Jonathan Berkowitz, LAc, who runs Inquisitive Owl Acupuncture in San Francisco: Our practice was actually designed with hardworking software engineers in mind. Telemedicine is quite useful for people who work long hours, and who can’t take time away from the office. In addition,…

Two Upbeat Reports on Global Telemedicine

Telemedicine has recently been featured in two different news outlets, the Economist and Healthcare Matters. This added attention suggests that the public is beginning to wake up to telemedicine’s potential. According to the Economist: “Telemedicine is more than a Skype chat between doctor and patient, says Michael Young, who works…

Safer and Fewer Abortions with Telemedicine

Telemedicine abortion has been a hot topic recently with Planned Parenthood losing a “telemedicine abortion” ban suit against Iowa. Alana Semuels has explored the issue further in the Atlantic online, showing how telemedicine could impact women’s access to safe abortion. Writes Semuels, “there is one procedure that, though it could…

NSA Hacked UN Videoconferencing System According to New Snowden Documents

Whether it’s your typical Skype video chat or a secured United Nations videoconference, video communications are getting hacked.  German news magazine Der Spiegel reports that the latest documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden shows that the NSA broke the code for the United Nations internal videoconferencing system at its New…

VSee in Gabon – Albert Schweitzer Hospital 100 Years Legacy

Eric has had a crazy and amazing week bringing the VSee telemedicine suitcase into the jungles of Gabon. He has been setting up VSee satellite calls to bring Harvard doctors and Albert Schweitzer Hospital doctors face to face virtually for telehealth consultations.  And he has been training medical staff to use the VSee telemedicine…

Google Loon – Moonshot To Bring Internet Access For All

Google recently unveiled its secret, ambitious Project Loon — a visionary project, involving the launch of an armada of “Internet balloons” to bring cheap Internet access to people all over the world. Even as online resources and communications become an increasingly critical way to get healthcare, education, jobs and business opportunities, two-thirds of…

If FaceTime Gives Me A Double-Chin, Does Skype Make Me Look Fat?

Why It’s Important To See Your Coworkers

Summary:  Mirror neurons may be the key to explaining why it’s so important to see people for social interactions. With the remote work revolution seriously getting underway, a recent article from Knowledge @ Wharton Today reminds us that remote workers may be losing more knowledge than we know from the…

A Missing Link in the History of the Videophone

There are many historical time lines of videoconferencing on the Internet. A nice one is from an earlier post on this very blog. Most of these histories identify the AT&T ikonophone as the first working video phone. Although a milestone in its own right, it was not the first videophone…

Cisco WebEx: “Little to no Work-Life Balance”