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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…

Teledoc and American Well Fight Over Telemedicine Software Patent

American Well has filed a lawsuit against TeleDoc. The suit claims that TeleDoc violated American Well’s intellectual property rights . The news comes right on the heels of TeleDoc’s recent tangle with the Texas Medical Board. According to FierceHealthIT, the issue is over American Well’s patent called “connecting consumers with…

Lonely Nights for Vidyo at ATA 2015 Exhibition

VSee had a great exhibition at this year’s ATA 2015.  As you can see, even at the exhibit closing time, interested participants are swarming our booth, learning about VSee waiting rooms and ultra-light home care kits.  Meanwhile, the Vidyo booth right across from us is cold and empty, and their…

Running out of time to find a Google Helpouts alternative

Just one more week and Google will be shutting down Helpouts, their expert-advice platform and marketplace. Health providers who use Google Helpouts will need a new solution so that they can continue offering telemedicine. The good news is that with the growing number of telemedicine services offering video doctor visits,…

Google Helpouts Shutting Down in April

Google has announced they are shutting down Helpouts, their platform for experts to offer advice by video, on April 20. With Google Helpouts shutting down, health providers who use the service to consult with clients will have to find an alternative to Helpouts. In the Guardian Liberty Voice, Alley Hines writes:…

How NOT to Run Your Online Practice

Writing for the Atlantic Online, Joseph Burgo describes his experience providing psychotherapy sessions over video as a mental health provider. Burgo has some interesting things to say about expatriates and the psychological problems they confront. But his article suffers a major flaw: he doesn’t realize that his online practice is…

TouchCare: a Hot Addition to Telemedicine

VSee is happy to welcome TouchCare to an already buzzing telemedicine market, where they join such big-hitters as MDLIVE, TelaDoc, American Well, Health Tap, and Doctor on Demand. Here are two pieces of good news. Last month, TouchCare secured $4 million in venture capital. And at the same time, they…

RingMD: A New Telehealth App from Singapore

This very moment, several new applications and devices are entering the market. And the telehealth market is truly global. In Singapore, an app called RingMD launched this month. It promises to connect patients to doctors via smartphone. But for now, it appears limited to Southeast Asia. And it’s only available…

Do-It-Yourself Telemedicine Solution for an Ebola Isolation Unit

Being on the front lines of Ebola containment is a frightening job. Protective measures include setting up check-in stations outside of the hospital, wearing heavy duty face shields and decontamination suits, duct-taping layers of gloves to sleeves, and using telemedicine technology. In fact, Nebraska Medical in the lonely Midwest has…

Zoom Is Not HIPAA Compliant (updated on Feb 1, 2015 – Zoom will now sign BAA)

Please see VSee CEO Milton Chen’s comment below for update on Feb. 1, 2015 . Zoom, an online web meeting provider, has been marketing as itself as a telehealth solution. However, if you’ve done your HIPAA homework, it’s clear that Zoom isn’t ready for telemedicine. First, Zoom copied its HIPAA…

Vidyo No-Show — Are They Giving up on Telemedicine?

This year’s ATA Fall Forum in Palm Desert, CA was a huge show of strength for telemedicine. All the big names were there, from Global Med to AMD Telemedicine to MedWeb to VSee, even non-HIPAA compliant Zoom was there. The theme was “Managing Chronic Conditions via Telemedicine,” and the VSee…

HealthTap Taps Doctors for Virtual Video Visits

photo credit: HealthTap HealthTap, best known for its online health question and answer knowledge base curated by real doctors, is looking to join the ranks of real-time virtual doctor visit platforms such as MDLIVE, American Well, Teladoc, and Doctor on Demand. Actually, it’s looking to outrank these virtual health platforms to become the Amazon…

Vidyo Gets Another $20M Investment to Explore the Wild West of Video Conferencing

Vidyo, VSee competitor, just raised another $20M to bring their total funding to $139M — well ahead of the typical $40M needed to reach IPO stage.  With 300 employees and a monthly burn rate of probably ~$4M, Vidyo’s $20M fundraising at this stage of the game is rather unconventional – companies positioning for IPO normally…

Google Helpouts Review – Google Hangouts for Health Providers

Video chat visits with your doctor are no longer a thing of the future. A growing number of telehealth platforms like MDLIVE, American Well, Teladoc, and Doctor on Demand are offering online video consultations with a doctor anytime. As a health provider wanting to get a start on telehealth in…

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…

AddLive WebRTC Video Chat Stealth Acquisition by SnapChat Leaves Citrix and Big Guys in the Dust

AddLive, a small WebRTC voice and video chat company early this week announced its secret acquisition by popular private photo messaging app, SnapChat.  Its blog post notes that while there are “no immediate plans to add new customers to the platform, we intend to continue providing our ongoing video chat services.” This includes telehealth…

Doctors on Demand – Telehealth Services to Video Call Your Doctor Now

excerpted from Time magazine Online virtual doctor visits are a growing breed of telehealth services beginning to dot the healthcare landscape.  Companies such as MDLIVE, American Well, TeleDoc, Google Helpouts, and Doctor on Demand offer virtual care services that are designed to give you immediate access to a doctor so getting medical attention is more convenient and accessible for everybody.…

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,…

OpenTok Drops Free 1-on-1 Video Calls

It may be time to give VSee group video chat a whirl now that OpenTok (WebRTC version) 1-on-1 calls are no longer free.  Not only are VSee 1-on-1 calls always free, even group video calls are always free. OpenTok is now requiring everyone to pay at least 50 bucks a month…

Finding the SBR Health and VSee Link

Just for the record, while SBR Health (secure video-based solutions for the creation of virtual healthcare delivery networks) did come out of VSee (secure video conference + screen share for telehealth), they are two separate companies without any business ties.  I get asked about the relationship between SBR Health and VSee all the time…

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