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.

VSee aims to bring practical healthcare to rural America

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, ATA 2012 Show Dailies

PALO ALTO, CA – What began as an effort to provide a reliable video hookup for people working from home is now finding its niche in telehealth.

American TeleCare looks beyond the technology

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, ATA 2012 Show Dailies

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – As one of the first companies to venture into the telemedicine arena, American TeleCare has long focused on the technical challenges to bringing video-based patient monitoring services into the home. But at this year's ATA 2012 conference, ATI is offering something its boss says is "at the other end of the continuum."

ATA 2012: Star Trek, telemedicine and the future of healthcare

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, ATA 2012 Show Dailies

Twenty years ago, the word "telemedicine" might conjure images of Bones McCoy whipping out his tricorder to diagnose Spock or Captain Kirk -- or perhaps that fancy new video conferencing system that only the biggest, most advanced hospitals could afford to install, to communicate with... each other.

Venture capital takes an interest in telemedicine

By Bernard Harris, Jr., MD, MBA
, President, 
American Telemedicine Association
 
Healthcare in the United States is a $2.6 trillion annual market. Today, telemedicine remains a very small part of this huge market, but there are indications that this may soon change. Market forecasts generally focus on specific segments of telemedicine, such as home monitoring, teleradiology or mobile health, but they are all consistent in one way: They predict robust growth for telemedicine in the foreseeable future. Across the board, market research firms project a growing industry, with market size climbing into the billions of dollars.  

What to do in San Jose? Hiking, food, museums, art, parks... and more

By Mike Moran, Project Editor

As one of the hottest high-tech hubs in the world, San Jose seems like the perfect place to host the ATA's 17th Annual International Meeting & Exposition. But there's more to California's third largest city (population 958,789) and the self-proclaimed "Capital of Silicon Valley" than technology. Here are some attractions and things to do while in town for the conference.

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