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Using Skype for Tele-Psychiatry

The LA Times, this morning has an article about using Skype for tele-psychiatry sessions, something that has been debated  for a long time.  Excerpt: Dr. Nilesh Shah, director of telemedicine for the VA San Diego, is blunt about his assessment

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The Technology Enabled Home

“What would old people do with a fiber optic broadband internet connection to their home?”  (Click to enlarge the image).

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The Technology Enabled Home: Applications and Bandwidth

I found myself building list of the applications that we would expect to be running in our rural senior housing sites, for both residents (The Technology Enabled Home) and the housing and health-care staff that are onsite. This should give

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Quick Notes: Tele-Yoga, GrandCare Home Monitoring, H.323 video for Macintosh

1.  We have begun a “soft opening”… with our Tele-Yoga for COPD/CHF patients, transmitting to 3 patients in their homes in California, which have been equipped with DocBoxes.  Originating from our “studio” (the community exercise room) in one of Cathedral

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Cisco Jabber Video Telepresence — Try for Free

Cisco has recently released a free beta of their Macintosh and Windows videoconferencing client software. It is called Cisco Jabber Video for Telepresence (Movi). It is available in a couple of flavors, but the free version automatically logs into a

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Skype Multi-Point Video for Health Programs

After several weeks of using Skype Multi-Point Video connections for a three-location community-based Chair Tai Chi/Yoga program,  we’ve come to some conclusions and “possible best” practices. 1. Skype multi-point video is available as part of the Skype business offering at

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