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ATA 2011 News

Intel-GE Care Innovations' Randy Swanson talks about 'Paying for Telemedicine'

Randy Swanson, vice president of business operations for Intel-GE Care Innovations, will take part in an industry executive panel on "Paying for Telemedicine" from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Monday. He recently answered some questions from ATA 2012 Show Dailies Editor Eric Wicklund.

mHealth's potential continues to grow, but roadblocks exist

By Jeff Rowe, Contributing Writer

These days, it's nearly impossible to get through a conversation about the role of technology in medicine without the word "mHealth" popping up.

A Q&A with James 'Butch' Rosser, Sunday's ATA 2012 keynote speaker

The Opening Plenary for ATA 2012, which takes place from 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday in the San Jose Civic Auditorium (across the street from the convention center), will include the Kenneth Bird Distinguished Lecture. This year's speaker is James "Butch" Rosser, MD, FACS, a professor of surgery at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. A scientist, inventor, futurist, actor, playwright, comic book collector, video gamer and self-proclaimed "terminal 12-year-old," he has given hundreds of lectures, written many articles and books and received many awards.

Pediatric colloquium shows how telehealth reaches 'vulnerable populations'

By Molly Merrill, Contributing Editor

The ATA's annual Pediatric Telehealth Colloquium has a simple but very important goal: To share with healthcare providers how telehealth can alleviate the health disparities in children, says James Marcin, MD, immediate past chairman of the Pediatric Telehealth Special Interest Group (SIG).

Under Pak's leadership, Diversinet puts mobility at the top of the healthcare agenda

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, ATA 2012 Show Dailies

TORONTO – As Hon Pak sees it, today's telemedicine system is still focused on access to a computer. And that's not good enough in an increasingly mobile world.

The Ontario Telemedicine Network: A unique and attractive business plan

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, ATA 2012 Show Dailies

TORONTO – From the industrial cities along the Great Lakes in the south to the First Nations communities along the Hudson Bay to the north, the Canadian province of Ontario is home to some 13 million people. And all of them have access to one of the largest and most diverse telehealth networks in the world.

Reform medical licensure: It's a matter of life and death

By Jonathan Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association

Health professional shortages, rising costs and increased demand all contribute to the growing need for physicians and other health providers to deliver health services on a regional or national basis.  Increased travel for business, vacations and seasonal moves also have boosted the need for the public to access their own personal physicians regardless of their location. Telemedicine is an important part of the solution to these problems.

Sunday at the ATA: Education, opening plenary, exhibit hall reception

By Mike Moran, Project Editor

Just like the telemedicine market, education at the ATA's annual exposition has evolved a lot over the past few years, says Alice Watland, the association's COO.

ATA 2012 Exhibit Hall is bigger, better than ever

By Molly Merrill, Contributing Editor

The American Telemedicine Association's 17th Annual International Meeting & Exposition is touted as the world's largest scientific gathering to focus exclusively on telemedicine – and it keeps growing.

Viterion rolls out cellular monitor in San Jose

By Jeff Rowe, Contributing Writer

How do you make an existing remote healthcare monitor more up-to-date?  Take the wires off.

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