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Join thousands of healthcare professionals and leaders they come together in New Orleans, April 14-16 to explore how telehealth is transforming healthcare delivery. ATA19 is the perfect opportunity to attend thought-provoking sessions, network with your peers, find new business, raise your organization’s profile, and achieve greater brand visibility among those driving the telehealth profession. Register now   to take advantage of early pricing and group rates.   Submit a session proposal   for consideration as we build out an inspiring educational program. You can also   nominate   yourself, a peer, or a colleague for an ATA19 Award – help us recognize ...
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POLICY ALERT In February 2018, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA), which included a requirement that telehealth be allowed to be included as a basic benefit, rather than a supplemental benefit, in the Medicare Advantage (MA) program.  CMS proposed rules in November 2018 to implement this provision and is seeking comments due December 31. Increasing access to telehealth in the Medicare Advantage program is a win as ATA members strive to ensure that all populations have access to remote care. But what does this policy mean and how will it actually work when the proposed changes go into effect in 2020? This policy alert outlines the mechanics of ...
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Annapolis, MD / November 16, 2018  – ClearHealth Quality Institute TM  (CHQI), an independent health care accrediting body, revealed today the first group of organizations accredited under its new   Telemedicine Accreditation Program   (TAP) as well as a select list of organizations that are in the application process. As the only telemedicine or telehealth accreditation program backed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), the CHQI accreditation seal provides consumers with an easy-to-identify confirmation of quality from an independent third-party organization. Click here to read the full press release and see the first wave of organizations ...
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ATA Expands Payer Perspective of its Board of Directors For Immediate Release: November 15, 2018 Arlington, VA – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced recently that it has appointed Elizabeth Bierbower, Segment President at Humana Inc., and Robin Glasco, a healthcare innovator with over two decades of health insurance industry experience. With the addition of the new appointments, the ATA Board of Directors expands to sixteen members.  "Following an extensive search for qualified candidates, we are pleased to welcome Elizabeth and Robin to our board and look forward to the contributions they will make," said Andrew Watson, President ...
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Dictum Health Completes Integration With PointClickCare's EHR Platform Integration Improves Acute and Post-Acute Care Capabilities for TeleHealth Solution Patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities Dictum Health Inc. – innovators in telehealth's Virtual Exam Room (VER) technology that brings the entire medical team to the point of care – integrated with PointClickCare, the market leader in cloud solutions for the long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) and senior living market. The integration with PointClickCare’s electronic health record (EHR) platform enables physicians remotely assessing acute and post-acute patients to access patient data from anywhere, ...
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An Ask-the-Expert Conversation with Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS and Alan Pitt, MD Physicians understand better than almost anyone what their patients’ needs are, as well as the healthcare industry’s limitations in meeting those needs. Today, those limitations can often be met through the innovative development and application of technology, but is that a role that physicians can and should be undertaking? And what are the opportunities for the physician as innovator, both within large, establish health care organizations and in entrepreneurial ventures? At the ATA’s recent   EDGE18 Forum , Drs.   Lyle Berkowitz   and   Alan Pitt facilitated ...
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Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the ATA19 Conference & Expo to be held April 14-16, 2019 in New Orleans, LA.  ATA19 convenes thousands of healthcare leaders and is focused exclusively on telemedicine and virtual care. This year, ATA will celebrate 26 years of success gathering thousands of leaders committed to improving healthcare delivery. ATA19 is the perfect opportunity to find new business, raise your organization’s profile, and achieve greater brand visibility among those driving the telehealth profession. Take advantage of this opportunity to show your latest products and services to the industry's most influential ...
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Dictum Health and eMD Collaborate to Launch Telestroke Platform in Rural America, Creating New Standard of Care Tulane Health System and Rapides Regional Medical Center Support Stroke Patients at Allegiance Health Using Dictum Health's Stroke Platform OAKLAND, Calif., October 4, 2018 -   Dictum Health Inc., innovators in telehealth's Virtual Exam Room (VER) technology that brings the entire medical team to the point of care, and eMD Telehealth Solutions, a Louisiana-based telehealth company, announced today a collaborative launch of Dictum Health's Care Central Telestroke Module in several regional hospitals to support local healthcare providers ...
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Dr. Tarik Shaheen saw a need to expand mental healthcare, which inspired his Texas-based company Iris Telehealth.   “We partner with different healthcare systems across the country and we try and understand what their behavioral health needs are,” he said.  Iris Telehealth was one of the tour stops during the American Telemedicine Association’s annual fall conference. The company matches its clinicians to meet the needs of each community nationwide.  “We provide services in inpatient psychiatric hospitals,” Shaheen said. “We provide on-demand consults for hospital systems, so that would be any patient in the emergency room or med-surg that has a psychiatric ...
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Juhi Israni, MS, Adriane Lesser, MS, Michael Kurliand, RN, MHA, Zia Agha, MD, MPH, & Kelly J. Ko, PhD A paradigm shift is slowly occurring in the healthcare field, moving from incentivizing the volume of services delivered to rewarding value-based care for patients. 1 With the significant shortage of healthcare providers, our nation’s profound demographic shift (i.e., growing senior population) and the increasing number of doctors retiring from practice, transitioning to value-based care is becoming, if not already, one of the most pressing issues in healthcare today. 2 Given these circumstances, alternative delivery models are being explored to more ...
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Edge 2018 Will Highlight Emerging Best Practices in Telemedicine to Accelerate Delivery Model Innovation, New Program Design Initiatives, and Technology Implementation. The American Telemedicine Association, the leading global, member-based group uniquely focused on telemedicine, announced today its annual Fall conference will take place between September 26th and 28th in Austin, Texas.   The conference, Edge 2018, will highlight emerging best practices in telemedicine and virtual care , which are accelerating delivery model innovation, program design, and technology implementation. It will also feature industry luminaries, progressive healthcare ...
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Hello and greetings from the DC area! As we move to the final weeks of the summer, I wanted to provide you some updates on what we’re doing at the ATA. You may recall that one message we heard at the annual meeting in Chicago was we needed to do more than use technology to replace a visit. In fact, we need to reimagine care. That challenge helped shape our agenda for the upcoming  EDGE conference   which will be held in Austin, TX from September 26 through September 28. We have an exciting line up of folks who offer insights on several important topics including how telemedicine or virtual services fit within the framework of innovation, what challenges ...
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Discovery Channel and Big Wave Media Gear Up With Dictum Health and AT&T for Shark Week in the Bahamas  Paramedics Use VER-MEDIC Powered by AT&T to Monitor Extreme Survival Experts in an Ocean Full of Sharks CAT ISLAND, Bahamas, July 19, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Dictum Health's Virtual Exam Room (VER) and VER-MEDIC set sail on the set of Discovery Channel's new flagship show "Sharkwrecked." The series follows two extreme survivalexpert shark conservationists on the ultimate test of survival - drifting for 48 hours without water, food, or sleep through some of the world's sharkiest waters. A top paramedic team onboard used the VER-MEDIC ...
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We are pleased the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released proposed rulemaking updating payments for services under Medicare Part B and home health with improvements that indicate major progress for telehealth and the digital health industry.  In its proposal, CMS included all of the codes that ATA proposed in December 2017 and June 2018 . Opportunities for Comment All ATA advocacy efforts are sustained by our members. There are some key areas that warrant a thoughtful response and guidance from ATA members, particularly those related to requirements for established relationships with patients, verbal informed consents, ...
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The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) has made available two funding opportunities – the School-Based Teletherapy for Special Education Services grant and Enhancing School-Based Health Care Services via Telehealth grant . For each grant opportunity, MHCC plans to award, on a competitive basis, funding to a single organization to implement a telehealth project over an 18-month period to increase access to services in State public schools, including primary, and hearing and speech therapy. The goal of the School-Based Teletherapy for Special Education Services grant is to expand availability services to students eligible for special education in ...
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Dictum Health's Virtual Exam Room (VER) Telestroke Platform Enables Remote Neurologists to Perform Immediate Treatment of Stroke Patients Care Central's Advanced Stroke Assessment Module and Remote Access to Patient Radiological Images Reduce Door to Needle Time Oakland, CA, June 28, 2018 Dictum Health, Inc. - Innovators in telehealth's Virtual Exam Room (VER) technology that supports patients across the continuum of care from incident to hospital to rehab to home – today announced the release of their Care Central advanced telestroke module with neurological images viewing capability for use with the Virtual Exam Room (VER) to reduce door to ...
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ATA Update June 2018   Greetings from DC, where we seem to be in a nearly perpetual monsoon!  When I joined the ATA in March, I made it my mission to seek input from across the membership on how to create a stronger and more effective ATA.  As a membership organization, our community and collective voice give us strength.  I’ve been delighted and honored to have so many of you contact me to provide your insights, helpful feedback, and many offers to help.  I’m thrilled to be speaking with so many of you and I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of the recurring questions from these conversations:   What is the ...
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Teladoc Acquires Global Virtual Care Provider, Advance Medical Combination extends Teladoc’s global market leadership, strengthening and expanding company’s international footprint, breadth of medical services and physician network Patients and companies to benefit from a single, comprehensive solution that addresses escalating healthcare costs and access barriers worldwide Purchase, NY, June 4, 2018   –   Teladoc , Inc. (NYSE: TDOC ), the global leader in virtual care, announces today that, effective May 31, 2018, it has acquired   Advance Medical , the leading virtual care provider outside of the United States. With a broadened ...
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Oakland, CA and New York, -     Dictum Health, Inc.   – innovators in telehealth's Virtual Exam Room (VER) products that support patients across the continuum of care and   Ambra Health , makers of the leading medical image management suite, today announced a collaboration to provide medical imaging to remote clinicians and specialists with advanced Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) connectivity and Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) viewer.  "We have broadened our Care Central platform to include Ambra Health’s FDA cleared and HIPAA compliant diagnostic cloud PACS viewing solution for use in any telehealth workflow," said ...
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The ATA has partnered with KLAS Research to measure the Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) market. We’re looking to provide early insight into vendor and provider experiences in the RPM space. As a thank you for your time, KLAS Research will provide a free copy of the completed report to all providers who participate in the survey. Be heard, take the survey now. Click here to take the survey Click here to view the flyer KLAS has been providing accurate, honest, and impartial insights for the healthcare IT (HIT) industry since 1996. The KLAS mission is to improve the world’s healthcare by amplifying the voice of providers and payers. The scope ...
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