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ATA 2011 News

ATA continues to stress international partnerships

By Eric Wicklund, Editor ATA 2012 Show Dailies

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Move. That one directive, issued toward the end of Sunday's 2012 International Telemedicine Forum, perhaps sums up best the challenge facing nations around the world. Many have launched or are in the process of launching their own telemedicine programs, but they'd like guidance on standards, legal issues and sustainable programs – advice that someone in another country could give them.

To the ATA, healthcare improvement is a global challenge

By Ben Forstag, Senior Director of Communications, ATA

Although nominally the American association for telemedicine, ATA is, in fact, an international organization, with interests, activities and members throughout the world.  ATA is the leading global telehealth association, and international activities are one of the organization's top priorities.

A Q&A with Julie Cherry, presenter of 'Successful Strategies for Integrating Telehealth'

Julie Cherry, director of clinical development for Intel-GE Care Innovations, will be the presenter for an education session titled "Successful Strategies for Integrating Telehealth," scheduled for 1-2 p.m. Monday. She recently answered some questions from ATA 2012 Show Dailies Editor Eric Wicklund.

Lights! Camera! Action! CTeL looks to get the word out with its first commercial

By Eric Wicklund, ATA Show Dailies Editor

WASHINGTON – It's often been said that physicians want to just practice medicine. In the often-confusing telemedicine landscape, however, they have to deal with a myriad of legal and regulatory issues.

Cardiocom wants doctors, patients to feel - and be - right at home with telehealth

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, ATA 2012 Show Dailies

MINNEAPOLIS – Home-based telehealth solutions have always been thought of as "nice to have." One of the nation's leading providers of those solutions says the time has come to change that thinking to "need to have."

AT&T prefers to nurse patients, not equipment

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, ATA 2012 Show Dailies

HOUSTON – AT&T will be out in full force at ATA 2012 this year, offering a wide array of solutions in its AT&T ForHealth practice area that are designed to "hit the biggest pain points around what's happening in healthcare today."

VC investors demand more than an idea and smart technology

By Mike Moran, Project Editor

Investor interest in telemedicine may be on the rise, thanks in part to changes in reimbursement that make it easier for providers to get paid. But not just any old start-up or entrepreneur can pull in the Do-Re-Mi.

Best practices: Setting the standards for telemedicine

By Jeff Rowe, Contributing Writer

When it comes to conducting medical proceedures, not all practices can claim the title of "best." That's why since 2004, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has taken an increasingly prominent role in developing and disseminating practice standards for telemedicine – for both its members and their colleagues across the medical community.

Monday's ATA agenda: Education, networking and e-posters

By Mike Moran, Project Editor

The ATA went the extra mile this year to develop concurrent educational sessions that drill deep into subject areas that past attendees had flagged as high priorities.

U.S. Army telemedicine program makes a difference at home and abroad

By Col. Ronald Poropatich, MD, 
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, 
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
Since initially establishing telemedicine capability for deployed U.S. forces in Somalia in 1993, the U.S. Army telemedicine program has expanded significantly to both United States and overseas locations.

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