Tag: secure video conference

VSee Telemedicine Kit Brings Harvard Doctors to Gabon Villagers

The VSee Telemedicine Field Kit was created specially for our return trip to Gabon where we had previously deployed telemedicine for the Albert Schweitzer Hospital (HAS). The hospital has a program that allows them to go out to nearby villages to give immunizations. However, oftentimes these visits also end up being consultations…

Intermountain + VSee Telehealth Brings Parents Into Neonatal Care Units

Intermountain Healthcare with the help of VSee telehealth technology is bringing parents of babies in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) closer to their newborns. Intermountain is redesigning 65 beds at the NICU at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center with 3 cameras (2 fixed and 1 rotating) that send 24-hour live video…

4 Reasons to Think Twice About Using Skype for Telehealth

Alarmist articles on Skype security risks for telehealth abound. The question is whether using Skype for telehealth really poses that serious of a security problem? Psychiatric Times weighed in on the issue with a well-cited article Telepsychiatry: The Perils of Using Skype, co-authored by the executive director of the TeleMental Health Institute, Marlene…

Why not Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts Video for Telehealth?

CNET recently featured a news article on how VSee helps maintain patient privacy for telemedicine. One commenter contended: “Why not just use FaceTime, Skype, Google Video, or whatever the patient already uses for video calls with friends & family…. My concern is that healthcare practitioners might slow telehealth adoption by forcing…

Don’t Even Think About Skype For Health Care

Skype is not the tool for telehealth and telemedicine where HIPAA compliancy is a concern or any application where you care about security. Skype has always been close about whether it keeps decryption keys and Skype security and privacy concerns have grown since its 2011 Microsoft acquisition. In a recent…

Skype/Microsoft Will Kill Polycom by 2017, Polycom Rolls Out New Cloud Video Conference Offering to Stay Alive

Last week was a big week for Polycom as it drummed up business with a bunch of new video conference offerings.  Perhaps the biggest eye-catcher was its RealPresence CloudAXIS suite, aimed to help Polycom cash in on the mobile trend in enterprise video conferencing. According to Jim Kruger, senior VP…

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