Telemedicine News

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…

VSee for Ebola Contagious Disease Units

Emergency health care workers –- such as those on the front lines combating Ebola in Nigeria –- are already using VSee for Ebola treatment. This week, a number of VSee customers contacted us to set up Ebola isolation units inside their hospital. The setup is simple: just load the free…

Employers Save Big on Telemedicine

Telemedicine could save US companies $6 billion a year in health care costs, according to a survey by Towers Watson. Writing about workplace telemedicine, Dan Verel of MedCity News says it means that “employees will no longer have to leave the office to go to the doctor for non-emergencies.” Fewer…

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…

Google Search Your Pain for a Free Doctor Video Visit

In spite of Google’s rocky start into health care with the failed Google Health, this hasn’t stopped search giant from jumping back into the health market waters with both feet. It is taking on Apple HealthKit with the recent launch of its own Google Fit api for Android health apps. Now, Google…

VSee Telemedicine User Wins Big

Congratulations to Dr. Latisha Rowe and Click It Clinic, one of VSee’s customers! They just won the Upstart Award from the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (GHBC). She received the award at GHBC’s 20th Annual Pinnacle Awards on October 11. The Upstart Award recognizes promising, Black-owned businesses in the…

Feds Grant $15 Million for Telehealth Program

photo courtesy UNM Center for Telehealth Georgia O’ Keefe’s stark New Mexico landscapes makes it easy to see why this largely rural state is the ideal place for telemedicine to take root. In fact, the University of New Mexico (UNM) has been the cradle of the very successful Project ECHO video telemedicine…

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…

VSee Telemedicine in the Amazon Rainforest with Dr. Yogi

In July, a team of professionals from the University of Sao Paolo returned to the Amazon rainforest to support the populations of the Amazon rainforest. Led by Dr. Milton Yogi, an ophthalmic surgeon based in San Paolo, they have done this every year for the past 10 year. Dividing into…

Teladoc Gets a Whopping 50M for Virtual Doctor Visits

Teladoc, one of the biggest telemedicine services around, recently closed a gratifying 50M in Series F funding for a total of 96.6M in venture capital. According to Venturebeat this is one of the largest raises for the digital health space this year.  Hot competitor, Doctor on Demand, which offers a…

Inmarsat Partners with VSee for Telemedicine

Inmarsat, the multi-billion dollar innovative satellite company, has partnered with VSee to provide telemedicine in the world’s most difficult to reach places. VSee has used Inmarsat’s BGAN, a satellite terminal the size of a laptop, in numerous missions from Nigeria to Syria to Latin America. Inmarsat has just published a…

A Humanitarian Trip to Iraq with VSee

VSee is featured in the Summer 2014 newsletter from the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA). * You can view the complete newsletter here. On pages 12 and 13, it tells of Dr. Gazi B. Zibari and his humanitarian trip to Iraqi Kurdistan, where he used VSee telemedicine and donated some VSee…

VSee at ATA Fall Forum 2014 – Telehealth Chronic Care & Telemedicine in China

Join VSee (booth #200) September 7-9 at the ATA Fall Forum 2014 along with other experts and academics to discuss best practices for using telehealth in chronic care management, as well as a full day on telemedicine opportunities in China and how to deploy telemedicine abroad. Nearly 75% of US healthcare spending goes…

Mobile Health Clinic Brings Care to John Steinbeck’s Agricultural Workers

The WorkWell Medical Group has turned a used bus into a new mobile health clinic so they can take their urgent care services on the road. The urgent care center is based in the Salinas California immortalized by John Steinbeck in his novels and is located in a still a largely agricultural…

VSee Powers Online Support Group for Trauma Survivors

VSee HIPAA compliant group video chat for telemedicine is being used for a new online support group for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Unlike Skype and Google Hangouts, VSee’s peer-to-peer video chat and screen share is encrypted from end-to-end where VSee has no access to any data transmitted between callers.…

KHOU 11 Features Click It Clinic – Video Doctor Visits Powered by VSee

VSee-powered Click It Clinic was recently featured on KHOU 11 Great Day Houston‘s Medical Monday. Click It Clinic is one of a growing breed of online healthcare services providing convenient primary care virtual doctor visits right in your home. Founded by CEO Dr. Latisha Rowe, Click It Clinic was designed take advantage of new virtual medicine…

Veterans Telehealth Reform Bill Provides 16.3B to Overhaul VA Health System

 Cheyenne VA Mobile Telehealth Clinic After years of waiting, it looks like Congress has finally committed to telehealth with the passing of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. A week ago, the entire telemedicine industry (including VSee and companies like MDLIVE, Teladoc, Doctor On Demand, and AmericanWell)…

4 Things You Should Know About Telemedicine Reimbursement

Who pays for telemedicine? As a health provider, just because you appear on a screen rather than in-person doesn’t make your expertise any less valuable. It makes sense to expect Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers to reimburse you for your work. Fortunately, the rules for telemedicine reimbursement are changing these…

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…

New Medicare Telehealth Reimbursement Bill to Expand Coverage

Medicare is getting another chance at expanding its telehealth coverage.  Representative Mike Thompson from California has written a new Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 which would dramatically expand Medicare reimbursement for many more kinds of telemedicine. Most states tend follow Medicare’s lead when setting their Medicaid policies and determining what private insurers must cover.…

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