Tell us about your business:
TeleHealth365 Inc. is a Silicon Valley company founded in 2012 by telecommunications visionary Vijay Sharma. Vijay’s products over the last thirty years have generated billions of dollars in revenue and improved communications for businesses worldwide. In 2012, he left Avaya, the market leader in real time communications, and started TeleHealth365. He attracted a team of gifted developers with whom he has created a secure video conferencing system. TeleHealth365 is headquartered in Silicon Valley but also has team members located in Romania, India, the UK and New York.
Secure video is a game changer in any industry and we believe that most customer service phone calls will soon be replaced by secure video. The quality of communication is so much more enriched. This is especially needed in healthcare. More than half the counties in the United States are without a psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker. There is a physician shortage in these areas. Patients have to wait a long time for an appointment and then drive for hours to the nearest big city. In 2014, the United States spent $3.8 trillion on healthcare, according to Forbes, yet we ranked 42nd in the world for life expectancy. Secure video means that patients can see a doctor at home.
Video communication is fully encrypted with our solution. There are strict laws protecting the sharing of private health information, the HIPAA law, and our solution is HIPAA compliant.
What makes your business leaders in your industry?
Our secure video system is fully encrypted to meet the requirements of the HIPAA privacy laws that govern the sharing of medical information. What makes us different from other providers which charge tens of thousands of dollars for hardware and software, is that we are offering a free account to all healthcare providers. We have eliminated the cost barrier. Unlike other companies’ solutions, with TeleHealth365 there is no special software to download and no special hardware to purchase. Our solution resides in the cloud and is available 24/7. Not only that, you can run our secure video on your tablet, smartphone or PC.
Who or what has influenced you?
The new paradigm of business is to make a positive difference while making a profit. I (Vijay) am inspired by Bill Gates who is both an innovator and a philanthropist. And I want to combine new technology solutions, business and philanthropy in our venture. We believe in affordable healthcare for everyone, anytime, anywhere. Technology and vision can make that possible.
What key qualities do you look for in your employees/team?
I look for people who can think outside of the box, who understand the world’s problems and have a hankering to solve them. Attitude is everything. Some people see problems as headaches. We see problems as an opportunity to make a difference. Also, we are focused on short term goals but we have a long term vision. And we want to have fun along the way. The journey itself is the reward. Each day is a new beginning. We have attracted a core team with an entrepreneurial mindset, willing to work out of their homes, a garage, or a coffee shop.
Words of advice for others growing their business?
My main advice is to leverage technology to grow your business. Anytime you are connecting with a customer via email or phone, that encounter can now be replaced with secure video. And you can create a free account. This can increase sales and directly impact the bottom line. As I said, we have broken the cost barrier in our intention to revolutionize communications for healthcare and for businesses.
Company name: TeleHealth365 Inc.
Address: 62 Greene Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York. 10012
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