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ATA 2011 News

Telehealth industry leaders talk about collaboration, standards

By Eric Wicklund, Senior Editor
TAMPA, FL – The use of remote patient monitoring technology should see continued growth as America adopts healthcare reform and concentrates on accountable care. What might slow things down, however, is a lack of standards.

Slideshow: ATA 2011 photos


PhoneMyDoctor helps physicians with the push of a button

By Mike Miliard, Managing Editor
TAMPA, FL – Debuting a deceivingly simple technology that offers physician practices the chance to save time, reduce costs, limit liability and increase billing, PhoneMyDoctor is new Louisiana-Based firm (booth #1038) whose flagship product was "developed for physicians with physicians and meets every requirement for effective, efficient telemedicine," according to co-founder Paul Guillory, MD.

The possibilities, challenges and opportunities for telehealth

Kaveh Safavi, vice president and global leader for Cisco's healthcare business, talks about the possibilities, challenges and opportunities for greater telehealth adoption in the United States and abroad.  

REACH Health stretches its boundaries - and its possibilities

By Eric Wicklund, Senior Editor
TAMPA, FL – Technology may be all the rage at this year's ATA 2011 conference, but REACH Health would like to place a little more emphasis on service.

Alcatel-Lucent announces telemedicine collaboration with UPMC, PHR deal with MMRGlobal

By Eric Wicklund, Senior Editor
TAMPA, FL – UPMC and Alcatel-Lucent have announced plans to consolidate the Pittsburgh-based healthcare network's considerable telemedicine tools and solutions on one platform, creating a virtual "exam room" that will help healthcare providers deliver care to patients in remote locations.

Telehealth has critical role to play in disaster response

By Mike Miliard, Managing Editor
TAMPA, FL – Unfortunately, recent years have seen a succession of worldwide natural disasters of "unprecedented nature," says Asif Zafar, MD, professor of surgery at Rawalpindi Medical College in Rawalpindi Pakistan.

At opening plenary, ATA speakers tout growth and change

By Mike Miliard, Managing Editor
TAMPA, FL – At the ATA 2011 opening plenary Sunday afternoon, American Telemedicine Association President Dale Alverson, MD, gave a powerful opening speech that emphasized how a "perfect storm" of factors has set the stage for fundamental transformation of care healthcare delivery. "This is a time for telemedicine," he said.

ATA's international delegates display global power of telemedicine

By Eric Wicklund, Senior Editor
TAMPA, FL – The broad reach of telemedicine was put on full display during Sunday's 2011 International Telemedicine Forum.

Diversinet showcases advancements in secure doc-patient communication

By Mike Miliard, Managing Editor
TAMPA, FL -- "Connected and Protected." Those are the bywords for Toronto-based Diversinet, whose MobiSecure platform enables the deployment of mHealth apps to mobile devices, linking patients, providers and payers.

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