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.

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.

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