Telemedicine News

Apollo Hospitals Partners with VSee with Goal to Care for 1B

Apollo Hospitals has selected VSee to provide video telemedicine in India. As India’s largest and most innovative hospital chain, Apollo aims to serve one billion people. Apollo has already deployed 115 telemedicine units across nine countries – and now VSee is an integral part of that mission toward telemedicine reach…

VSee at Urgent Care Convention in Chicago April 27-29

VSee simple, secure video telemedicine platform will be at the National Urgent Care Convention in Chicago, this week April 27-29, booth #208. We will also be exhibiting at ATA 2015 booth #2602 the following week. VSee provides a complete suite of telemedicine products and services from telemedicine kits and carts with…

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:…

HIPAA Survey Shows Small Medical Practices, Billing Companies Not Ready for Audits

Thanks to Travis McKnight for today’s post! Travis is a journalist who discusses medicine, science and technology. Follow him on Twitter @Khellendos. A health care study reports that a significant portion of surveyed small medical practices and medical billing companies are not compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s…

New Telemedicine Partnership with MyVitalz Remote Patient Monitoring

VSee has partnered with MyVitalz, a company that provides simple remote patient monitoring for the home. With MyVitalz, patients keep their care team updated with their biometric health data (such as pulse and temperature) once they return home from the hospital. Now, with VSee’s Virtual Waiting Room integrated into MyVitalz, patients…

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…

Surveys Show Telemedicine’s Growing Popularity

Telemedicine has passed the tipping point. Two recent surveys of healthcare providers show that telemedicine, if not quite a mature industry, has at least achieved mainstream acceptance. In a survey by the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), two-thirds of respondents said that they “are either using telemedicine to…

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…

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…

HealthTap Beating Doctor on Demand – Pregnant Teens the Deciding Factor?

Growing contenders for the telemedicine market A year ago, the undisputed telemedicine leaders were MDLIVE at #1 and TelaDoc at #2. Then American Well came onto the scene when it decided to pivot its business model to copy MDLIVE’s. It hired a network of providers and  started doing direct consumer video doctor…

Becoming An Online Therapist – VSee Interview with Dr. Nicholas Jenner

Five years ago when Dr. Nicholas Jenner began exploring the idea of online therapy there were very few online counselors or telemental health services. Like most people in private practice then, his motivation was simply to save his clients a drive from one place to another. Instead, online counseling ended up saving…

Innovative Program Trains Nurses & Physical Therapists for Telehealth Visits Using VSee

American International College (AIC) in Springfield, MA uses VSee telemedicine technology as part of an innovative academic program that trains nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy students to conduct telehealth visits. In the telehealth model patients and care providers are at a distance, which, among other benefits, helps expand access…

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…

Medicare Covers More Telemedicine Services for 2015

Last week ended on a high note for telemedicine advocates with CMS adding 7 new codes to the Medicare telemedicine billing schedule that will be reimbursed for 2015. The new services include: psychotherapy prolonged office visits annual wellness visit and related matters remote chronic care management remote patient monitoring The proposed CMS physician fee schedule also included…

VSee CEO Milton Chen Joins Michael Dell on mHealth Panel at Dell World in Austin

Dell World 2014 got off to a great start yesterday. VSee CEO Milton Chen was at the Executive Summit Healthcare Leadership Forum speaking about how healthcare will be impacted by the 28 billion “things” that will be connected to the Internet by 2020. If you missed yesterday’s discussion, Milton will be joining…

Emergency Medicine Needs to Get on Board with Telemedicine

VSee headed out to ACEP14 conference ready to show emergency physicians how easy it was to do telemedicine with VSee’s simple OneClick Waiting Room and Medical Cloud Office. We were surprised to find that very few emergency medicine physicians at ACEP were interested in doing telemedicine. Despite recent HRSA grants for tele-emergency…

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…

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