Telemedicine News

NASA Moon Simulation 2017 Brings Together International Participants with VSee

Contributed by Priscilla R. Elfrey, Co-manager and co- developer of KSC Center for Life Cycle Design and executive producer of SEE – a collaborative college-level lunar mission modeling and simulation experience sponsored by NASA. The Simulation Exploration Experience team (SEE2017), met via VSee on April 5 to demonstrate it’s growing proficiency in simulation,…

Why Telehealth Is the Key for Lifestyle Interventions – Laurence Girard, Fruit Street

Why are lifestyle interventions failing? We know we have an obesity and chronic condition crisis that  is costing us millions in healthcare each year. We know that we can reduce the risk of all chronic diseases (heart disease, diabetes, etc.) by 80% by simply eating better, exercising regularly, and not…

Three Key Business Reasons to Implement a Medical Credentialing Process

Guest blog by Mike Simmons, CEO of CredSimple Telehealth continues to emerge as an important sector of the healthcare industry but the industry is still working to implement regulations that reflect this new area of patient care. In the interim, proactive telehealth companies will see many advantages to installing a…

Telesurgery in Humanitarian Settings – Mohana Amirtharajah, MD, Doctors Without Borders

At this year’s TFSS conference, we had the pleasure of hearing about a telesurgery project from the field work of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). MSF is one of VSee’s most inspiring humanitarian organizations.  Whether it’s providing aid in war-torn countries, nations hit by natural disasters, or areas facing epidemics, they’re often the…

How Health Technology Is Changing

It is undeniable that technology is transforming healthcare. New health technology emerges every day, altering the way medical professionals practice medicine. Read all about the ground-breaking developments changing the face of the healthcare sector. Continue Reading…

Can Platforms Accelerate Telehealth Adoption? – Paul Smolke, Microsoft

What is a platform and why do you need one to do telehealth? Paul Smolke of Microsoft argues that a telehealth platform helps patients to buy into your program.  Continue Reading…

Virtual Care Reality and Accelerators to Scale – James Mault, MD, Qualcomm

It’s time for a reality check. Virtual care has not lived up to the hype. True, the mobile revolution is mind-blowing. So why hasn’t telehealth kept pace? Jim Mault thinks he may know why, because his company Qualcomm is at the forefront of making virtual care a reality for everyone.Continue…

The Telehealth Adoption Black Hole – Milton Chen, VSee

The telehealth industry’s biggest challenge is a lack of adoption among patients and consumers. Why aren’t more people using the telehealth technology available to them? Why is there a telemedicine adoption blackhole?Continue Reading…

Are You Losing Patient Engagement With A Bad Symptom Checker?

The democratizing of healthcare and health information through technology means opportunities for great innovation and improved efficiency. It also introduces new challenges for engaging patients. Using the right kind of healthcare software is crucial to maximizing care and minimizing costs. For example, almost everyone has used an internet website or…

Get Full Medicare Reimbursement in the Skilled Nursing Facility

Every skilled nursing facility must abide by rules set by Medicare, particularly when it comes to Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations, or PAHs. In fact, Medicare will soon be changing its reimbursement policy so that if a patient is readmitted to a hospital after a short stay in skilled nursing, the facility is…

How Telepsychiatry Will Revolutionize the Emergency Room

telepsychiatry Most ERs do not have a psychiatrist on staff, and yet one-eighth of all hospital emergency visits require mental health diagnoses. Most emergency rooms are set up to deal with physical emergencies, traumatic injuries, and acute conditions. They’re not so ready to deal with psychiatric emergencies such as bipolar or…

Is Emergency Telemedicine Failing Because We’re Using the Wrong Technology?

This post was contributed by Richard Fury, a longtime health expert, formerly of Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Fury shared his take on why ambulatory doctors should adopt emergency telemedicine. — the editors Telemedicine is the low hanging fruit in the quest for affordable healthcare. There are valid reasons why ambulatory doctors must adopt emergency telemedicine. Surveys…

Comparing VSee, Zoom, GoToMeeting for Virtual Doctor Visits

VSee, Zoom, GoToMeeting — with all the options out there for doing telehealth and telemedicine, how do you know what works best for your telemedicine needs? It’s been awhile since we’ve looked at Zoom and Citrix’s GoToMeeting (GTM) products, so we decided to check them out again and see how VSee is…

2016 HIPAA Survey: Are Your Mobile Devices HIPAA-Compliant?

Health care workers are getting better at protecting patient information, according to a new health care survey that shows small medical practices and medical billing companies are becoming more compliant toward Continue Reading…

VSee and Arc Devices New Partnership to Bring Connected Health To Consumers

VSee is happy to announce a new partnership with Arc Devices – the leader in non-touch digital thermometry. The partnership aims to bring together the latest in non-touch digital technology with VSee’s simple telehealth platform for  the world’s first wireless connected thermometer embedded into a remote patient monitoring kit.Continue Reading…

VSee Wins Seton’s Healthcare Innovation Award

Seton Healthcare named VSee as one of its Healthcare Innovation Awardees at the Future of Care: Innovation Luncheon last April 27, 2016. Healthcare Innovation of the Year Winner: Patient IO; Healthcare Innovation Awards: Rallyhood, UnaliWear, and VSee Over 500 civic, medical and academic leaders attended the Luncheon held at the Four Seasons in Austin. Out of 85 applicants…

New Survey: Telemedicine Goes Mainstream [Infographic]

A recent survey shows that video telemedicine is not only becoming more mainstream, it’s also easier than ever for patients and providers to connect online. Some people think telemedicine is a radical new technology, the “wave of the future.” But these results suggest that we’ve already passed the tipping point.…

Care at Hand: Proving the ROI of Telemedicine

Guest post by Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky, MD and CEO  of Care at Hand Next phase in the evolution of telemedicine There is a lot of hype about telemedicine. As the reimbursement landscape matures due to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and other policy vehicles, the promise of telemedicine…

Doctors Aren’t the Only Ones Leaking Your Health Data

Health care is not the only industry that leaks your personal health information (PHI) according to Verizon. Businesses in every industry collect health data on their employees. Whether it’s for wellness programs and employee benefits or workers’ compensation, there are many ways employers and businesses can get hold of your…

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…

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