A friend of mine was frustrated by having to use the telehealth video conferencing software for his practice as a doctor. He said the software is difficult to use, the video is awful (when it works), and the audio often only comes out as squeaks and blurps. He has been telling his patients he’ll call them on the phone for the audio. The only reason he used it at all was because it met the privacy law requirements in the United States, HIPPA.
But this morning, he wanted my recommendation for something better. He said the HIPPA rules for teleconferencing have been temporarily relaxed and doctors are being encouraged to use whatever works. He had already used (or attempted to use) six different programs and wasn’t happy with any of them.
I suggested he try https://meet.jit.si/. He created a room, I joined, and he was floored. He said, “This is amazing. I just tried Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts and Jitsi is by far the best! The quality is better and it was so simple. I can’t believe we’re already talking. I’m definitely going to be using Jitsi more.”