Sunday, September 30, 2018

An Apple A Day

This weekend was a family triple birthday celebration, combined with the annual "Apple Picking" extravaganza. 

And it was full of Apple puns.

You are the apple of my eye. How do you like them apples? The apple does not fall far from the tree. In the end, we all apple-ologized for the lame apple jokes. 

But "An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away" stayed with me all weekend.

The first podcast interview of my career was with Milton Chen, CEO of 

VSee was founded in 2008 by two Stanford PhD students who wanted to make remote work simple. The original VSee platform was coded by Milton who did his PhD research on the psychology of video communications.  Milton has deployed VSee for former President Obama’s Inauguration, for the Navy Seals, for Hillary Clinton and Angelina Jolie in their refugee work. Milton has also personally traveled to Iraq twice, Syria twice, as well as Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America on numerous humanitarian and medical missions trips.

VSee  is much more than a telemedicine platform. VSee are people who believe in the power of telemedicine to save money, to save lives, and improve healthcare. Their team mission is to make telehealth an everyday experience. Today, VSee serves over 1000 companies including Walgreens, MDLIVE, Trinity, DaVita, HCA, Seton, McKesson-US Oncology, and others. 
And, VSee is the official telemedicine platform of NASA and is the only telemedicine platform on the International Space Station. 
This month representatives of the shall attend VSee's Telehealth national conference in San Diego. 

Over the years, I have watched VSee grow into a global band of designers and engineers passionate about using knowledge, technology and talent to do good. They strive to overcome the barriers preventing telehealth from being an everyday experience, for everyone on the planet. 
What if telemedicine became as accepted as apple picking? What if the adoption and utilization of telemedicine technology like VSee became as easy to use as picking apples? 
The old pun "An apple a day will keep the doctor away" has been replaced by technology. Today, you can find a doctor INSIDE of an Apple. Or inside of an Android smartphone, tablet or PC. 
Telemedicine is indeed the future of healthcare. Saving lives on a global basis (through technology) is as American as Apple Pie. 
Healthcare for all is my core belief, and I hope you found today's blog a-peel-ing. Hmmm... I think my next blog will be about STEM

Let's make global healthcare for all as easy as Picking Apples.

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