VSee Helps Elizabeth R. Griffith Foundation Stay on the Forefront of Zika Care


It’s been almost two years since infectious disease expert Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner first started using VSee to help stop health epidemics. Back then his team was on the ground in West Africa, fighting the Ebola outbreak. While Ebola is still a concern for them, they have also turned their attention to a new threat – Zika. They have been working on a needs assessment for the Zika virus in hospitals and labs across five countries, which they just finished in April.

You can check out Dr. MacGregor-Skinners C-Span interview on handling the Zika virus here.

Dr. Macgregor-Skinner is the Global Projects Lead at the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation and the Director of Global Disaster Response at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

With his wide experience in public health and emergency response, he was one of 18 experts whose research and contributions resulted in the recent report titled “Effective Public Health Communication in an Interconnected World: Enhancing Resilience to Health Crises,” published by KYNE and News Deeply. In it, he highlights technology platforms that were deployed on the ground in West Africa. He singles out the power of VSee telemedicine, which enabled physicians to monitor Ebola patients from thousands of miles away. VSee’s telemedicine platform meets all his criteria for communication platforms of the future:

  • strong visuals,
  • user-friendly design,
  • round-the-clock availability, and
  • easy-to-access portals.

You can read the full report here.

The VSee team is grateful for the amazing work of people like Dr. Macgregor-Skinner and glad that we can contribute new telehealth technology that is helping to save lives.