Tag: telemedicine

New HIPAA Privacy Rule To Keep Your Insurance Premiums Down

HIPAA Privacy Rule protections now give you the right to restrict what health treatment information gets sent to your health plan if you’ve paid for the treatment yourself. Sounds great in theory, but are physicians and hospitals ready to put this policy into practice? Modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and…

Health Care Beware: Using Skype, Google, WebEx Could Get You a $1.5M HIPAA Fine

With the updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Final Rule going into effect starting next week, March 26, 2013, health care entities and health vendors will want to start looking into the way they manage patients’  protected health information, so they don’t get hit with a nasty fine. The final…

VSee Secure, Low Bandwidth Telemedicine For Remote Rescue

VSee spent last weekend showcasing its low-bandwidth secure telemedicine capabilities at the Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) Symposium. The audience was amazed at VSee’s extreme low-bandwidth capabilities which used less than half the bandwidth of Skype, Vidyo, and OpenTok.  They were even more excited when they saw how simply VSee integrates…

New Study Shows Effectiveness of Virtual Doctor Visits

Updated: 4/14/2014 With an aging population, the anticipated explosion of Obamacare patients, and an expected shortage of doctors, telemedicine and online health care could be the innovation that will save health care.  Through telemedicine, patients can have easy virtual visits with a doctor via emails, phone, video, or other devices.…

VSee at mHealth Summit 2012

We invite you to come see VSee in action next week, December 3-5, in booth #227 at the 2012 mHealth Summit, the fastest growing Mobile Health event of the year! You can learn more about VSee telemedicine here. The mHealth Summit is a premier international forum for discussing and learning about…

ATA Telehealth Expo 2012, Coming Up April 29!

VSee HD group video chat and application-sharing software is currently used by MDLiveCare for calling doctors from the home, Parkview hospital for remote stroke care, UCSF for remote ultrasound, Stanford hospital for medical interpretation, and Kaiser Permanente for remote allergy consultation.  An NIH paper published in the Journal of Telemedicine…

Videoconferencing Surgery: Future For the Developing World

A big thanks to guest blogger Cyndi Laurenti for her research on how telemedicine and telesurgery are positively affecting the developing world.  Cyndi recently graduated with a degree in International Relations and is interested in how public policy affects all spheres of life.  She can be reached at laurenticy@gmail.com. Videoconferencing has provided…

NIH Successfully Uses VSee For Medical Interpretation Over 3G Networks

While videoconferencing carts (H.323 standard definition) are supposed to be portable and easy to use, this isn’t necessarily the case. It becomes quite an inconvenience if the unit regularly needs to be set up in a room that is off its network, like the interpretation office of this study. The…

Videoconferencing All Around Us

Maybe it’s the $4 per gallon gas prices or perhaps people are tired of traveling 6-8 hours for one 45-minute meeting.  Maybe it’s the advances in networking technologies and services or the pricking of our environmental consciences.  Maybe it’s because the world really is a global village today or because…

Updates on Haiti Tech and VSee

Just a short little post to follow up on the CNN article from a few posts ago and the story about VSee and telemedicine for disaster relief a few posts before that. First, there’s a new article in CNN today regarding CrisisCamp and the results of their weekend creating tools…

Top Four Ways Providers Use Video for Better Health Care

Radiology Consultation at Stanford Hospital One of the major applications of real-time video is delivering expertise at a distance. There are few areas where this is more important than health care. We’ve been finding that quite a few of our customers are using video in health care applications that connect doctors…

The Doctor Will VSee You Now

In a recent paper in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, A randomized trial of virtual visits in a general medicine practice, Boston internists Ronald Dixon and James Stahl had patients see a doctor in person and via video link. While the patients prefered the in-person appointment, their satisfaction still…

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