Telemedicine News

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…

Interstate Physician Licensure Compact A False Hope for Telemedicine?

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is drafting an interstate physician licensing compact that would make it easier for doctors to practice medicine in multiple states. If the plan goes into effect, it would be a huge breakthrough for VSee, MDLIVE, Teladoc, American Well, Doctor On Demand – indeed, the entire…

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…

Telemedicine for Rural Healthcare and Migrant Workers

I was talking with a dean at Middle Georgia State College, and he mentioned that two rural hospitals in their vicinity were closing down because they just weren’t getting enough patients (revenue) to keep the hospital running. The hospitals have probably been running at a deficit for years if they…

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…

Innovation HealthJam – Brainstorming Healthcare Solutions

Nine more hours of jammin’ about hot health care issues and ways to solve them — mobile health, patient engagement, genomic research, remote patient monitoring, connected aging — join the discussion now!

AMA’s New Telemedicine Policy, Another Disappointment for Telehealth

The American Medical Association (AMA) released their new telemedicine policy last week, following the footsteps of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), which arrived at its updated model policy a few weeks earlier. The AMA telemedicine policy takes a similar approach to the use of telemedicine, much to the disappointment of the…

A Review of Telemedicine Video Conferencing Solutions at ATA 2014

Thanks to everyone who came out to see VSee telemedicine video conferencing solutions at this year’s ATA 2014 expo.  We had a great exhibition with an overwhelming show of interest in our eVisit products for online video doctor visits.  Our only disappointment was that our favorite video conferencing competitor, Vidyo (which also provides great…

VSee CEO speaking at Bay Area Multimedia Forum series today

VSee CEO Milton is speaking on “Telemedicine for Iraq Kurdistan, Shell Nigeria, & 3M Americans” today, 2:30 p.m. at the Bay Area Multimedia Forum (BAMMF) series. Location: George E. Pake Auditorium, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Time: May 27, Tuesday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm Agenda: http://www.bammf.org/news/bammfagendaonmay27 Check out our telemedicine posts…

Controversial New Medical Board Telehealth Policy Dismays Teladoc

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) recently caused a stir with its new telemedicine policy guidelines.  Modern Healthcare reports that the update of its over-a-decade-old model telehealth policy on the use of telemedicine technologies gives preference to the use of video over voice-only (phone) technologies. This has caused a small…

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…

VSee Joins Partners MDLIVE, Dell at ATA 2014 Telemedicine & mHealth Conference

VSee (booth #2511) is exhibiting at the largest telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth conference of the year along with many of our partners including MDLIVE, Dell Healthcare Solutions, Intermountain Healthcare, Eceptionist, Honeywell, Firefly, Disaster Logistics, and Brighter Day Health.  Join us at this year’s ATA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland along with health IT leaders spanning the entire…

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.…

Retrace Health Provides Nurse Video Visits Via VSee

RetraceHealth has been a big fan of VSee secure video chat for telehealth for quite awhile now. This is because a key component of our business model depends on being able to connect our nurse practitioners to patients over secure video visits. We’ve explored a couple of different options, such as…

VSee at mHealth: An Interview with VSee CEO Milton Chen

VSee CEO Milton Chen talks with Tim Reha about VSee HIPAA-compliant video chat for telehealth and the future of telemedicine at mHealth Summit 2013 . Courtesy of Digital Health Live.

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,…

VSee Twitter Mention from Dr. Eric Topol!

Excited to get a twitter mention from renowned cardiologist and geneticist, Dr. Eric Topol himself for the VSee telemedicine kit in Africa. Dr. Topol is a big proponent of using iPhones and wireless technology to make health care more accessible and affordable to consumers.  Here’s a great interview that NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman had with him.…

New Study Showcases Intermountain Family-Centered Tele-neonatology Powered by VSee

The February issue of the Pediatric Annals journal features a new study on an Intermountain teleneonatology pilot, along with several other articles focusing telemedicine.  The recent pilot, conducted by expert neonatologist, Dr. Stephen Minton, Intermountain business director, Mark Allan, and Intermountain telehealth director, Dr. Wesley Valdes, shows how an Intermountain-designed teleneonatology unit is increasing…

VSee Joins Dell & Intermountain at HIMSS 2014 Health IT Conference

VSee will be exhibiting at the HIMSS 2014 Health IT Conference in Orlando, Florida all next week Feb. 23-27 in booth #5077.  You can also find us at HIMSS in the Dell Healthcare booth #5264 Hall C (where there will be daily drawings for a Dell Venue Pro 11 tablet) and the Intermountain Healthcare booth…

VSee Team in Iraq – Telesurgery Teaching at the Azadi Hospital (Days 3-5)

Our remaining days in Duhok (Dohuk) Iraqi Kurdistan were spent mostly at the Azadi Teaching Hospital where we did telesurgery trainings all day until the hospital closed each day. setting up VSee telesurgery for a mastoidectomy. It turns out that the Azadi Hospital is the only public hospital in Duhok. …

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