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New Executive Part of Association’s Strategic Plan to Boost Awareness and Accessibility of Telehealth Services Nationwide    Arlington, VA – February 14, 2018 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced today that Ann Mond Johnson will assume leadership as CEO beginning March 5, 2018.  ATA is the leading, global member-based group uniquely focused on telemedicine, with a network of more than 10,000 industry leaders and healthcare organizations throughout the world. As CEO, Johnson will lead efforts to build ATA’s strategic partnerships and alliances that ensure that consumers – patients, employees, members and others – across the United ...
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CHRONIC Care Act, Part of Newly-Enacted Bipartisan Funding Bill, Will Vastly Speed Diagnosis and Improve Care for Seniors WASHINGTON, D.C., February 9, 2018.  President Trump this morning signed into law a funding bill that includes the entirety of the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act.  Originally introduced by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), with significant input from ATA and its members, the new law will expand telehealth coverage for accountable care organizations (ACOs), improve flexibility for telehealth use under Medicare Advantage ...
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Expert Panel Urges Expanded Use of Telehealth and Telemedicine to Ensure Access to Vital Services VA Telemedicine Expansion Expected to Accelerate Private-Sector Adoption of Telehealth   Washington, DC, February 1, 2018.  A study released by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, despite concluding that the VA provides mental health care of comparable or superior quality to that provided in private and non-VA public sectors, found that fully half of all post-9/11 veterans needing mental health services do not receive any treatment.  Commissioned by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in 2014 in the wake of a national uproar ...
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New Standards Developed in Collaboration with the American Telemedicine Association Annapolis, MD / PR Web / January 25, 2018 – ClearHealth Quality Institute TM (CHQI) announces the release of the draft standards for its new Telemedicine Accreditation Program. After six months of weekly meetings, the CHQI Telemedicine Standards Committee has completed a comprehensive set of draft standards to assess the quality and effectiveness of telemedicine programs offered by a wide array of organizations. In May 2017, CHQI entered into a strategic partnership with the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to take over and update the ATA’s pioneering accreditation ...
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Teladoc members benefit from having a single point-of-entry for answers to a wide range of medical needs Purchase, NY, January 9, 2018   –  Teladoc, Inc.   (NYSE:TDOC), the world’s largest and most trusted provider of virtual care delivery services, announced today the commercial availability of its integrated mobile app experience. Members can now benefit from a single, patient-centered point of access to answers for a wide array of medical needs, as the app combines the high frequency care services traditionally provided by Teladoc, along with the expert specialty medical and second opinion services of Best Doctors. Following the successful limited ...
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Nominations for the ATA College of Fellows are now being accepted via the online submission site through February 15, 2018. Don’t miss this opportunity to become a member of a distinguished group of your peers who represent the telemedicine industry.  ATA members may be elected to the College of Fellows in recognition of their significant contributions to the field of telemedicine and service to ATA. A minimum of eight years as an ATA member is required. Members who are selected to join the ATA College of Fellows Class of 2018, will be recognized during the Awards Program on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Field Museum of Chicago. Interested applicants can ...
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We are excited to announce that we have moved our office from Washington, DC to a larger, more efficient space in Arlington, VA. Arlington is home to numerous non-profits and associations similar to ATA that have moved from DC and recognize the cost efficiencies and added workspace Arlington offers. The move is effective today, January 11, 2018. ATA’s new address is: 901 N Glebe Road, Suite 850 Arlington, VA 22203 The company's main phone number is now 703
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PURCHASE, NY, January 8, 2018  —  Teladoc, Inc.  (NYSE: TDOC), today announced certain preliminary unaudited 2017 results and financial outlook for 2018. “For Teladoc, 2017 marked a landmark year as we redefined the virtual care delivery landscape with our acquisition of Best Doctors,” said Jason Gorevic, chief executive officer of Teladoc. “Through rapid integration, Teladoc has brought to market innovation that gives members a single point of access for a wide array of medical needs. We are seeing a tremendous reception from both clients and prospects to this unique, comprehensive solution.” “Building on our strong momentum in all segments ...
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A monograph with key findings derived from ATA's EDGE 2017 event, held last October 2-4, 2017, is now available for download .  The primary goal of EDGE 2017 was to foster insightful discussions and networking among healthcare disruptors and change agents , and to discover new ways to think about ongoing and emerging  challenges . All attendees participated in learning labs and discussions, providing insights, as well as, actionable and practical tools for advancing the telemedicine profession, influencing key policy and regulatory changes, amplifying our collective voice, and improving care and delivery for patients. ATA would like ...
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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) will begin accepting nominations for its 2018 College of Fellows on Monday, January 15, 2018. The ATA College of Fellows is a distinguished class of members in the telemedicine industry who have been selected by their peers as deserving recognition for exemplary contributions to the profession. This honor is bestowed on a select group of individuals who have made significant contributions to the ATA over an extended period. Induction into the College of Fellows is a testament to the individual’s contribution to the ATA and in recognition of significant achievements in the field of telemedicine and telehealth, and service ...
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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has announced the educational program for its ATA18 Annual Conference & Expo . The ATA18 Annual Conference & Expo will be held April 29-May 1, 2018 in Chicago at the McCormick Place Convention Center. The conference provides a platform for you and others in the telemedicine community – who are working hard to improve the quality, convenience, and affordability of healthcare – to share thoughts and experiences in ATA18’s learning environment.  ATA18 also offers interested providers and professionals a first-hand understanding of the current state of this exciting, thriving  and rapidly-growing healthcare ...
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Last week, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules that have been in place since 2015, ending regulations that prohibited internet providers from blocking or slowing web content. There has been a robust debate on both sides of this important issue, with many contending that any changes to net neutrality will unnecessarily harm consumers and stifle innovation. Others maintain that it will be business-as-usual, and this change in policy will not affect the open internet millions of us have grown accustomed to.   The truth is, nobody knows what the future will hold in the post-net neutrality world.     Regardless of the FCC’s action last week, ATA has long ...
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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has announced the speaker line-up for its ATA18 Annual Conference & Expo. The ATA18 Annual Conference & Expo will be held April 29-May 1, 2018 in Chicago at the McCormick Place Convention Center. With the theme Working Together to Design the Future of Healthcare, the conference will address all aspects of the telemedicine profession, providing healthcare providers, hospital systems, telehealth service providers, and insurers with innovative insights and best practices on how to build stronger, more effective telemedicine strategies to better serve patients and improve healthcare delivery. The conference’s ...
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Comprehensive Telehealth Solution Tailored to Address Diverse Business Needs Fuels Expansion PURCHASE, NY – December 4, 2017   –   Teladoc , Inc. (NYSE:TDOC) the world’s largest and most trusted provider of virtual care delivery services, today announced record growth of greater than 100% in the hospital and health system market. The company now supports more than 200 hospitals, more than doubling its total in 2017. With the industry’s only fully configurable solution backed by comprehensive operational support, Teladoc is successfully partnering with facilities across the United States to address diverse needs including increased financial pressure, ...
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Dictum Health Introduces  VER-GoCLINIC  Telehealth Case Delivering Clinical Care Outside the Hospital Walls OAKLAND, Calif., November 14, 2017 (Newswire.com) -   Dictum Health, Inc. , innovators in acute, post-acute, and remote patient monitoring, announced today VER-GoCLINIC,  a  portable, rolling telehealth case for traveling clinicians and remote clinic applications.     VER-GoCLINIC is a self-contained patient examination and diagnostic clinic that brings complete healthcare services to the field. VER-GoCLINIC’s ruggedized rolling case is lightweight and compact enough to fit into an airplane overhead storage compartment.   "Dictum ...
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Coverage expansion will significantly improve care for patients with chronic health conditions Washington, DC – Older Americans suffering from chronic disease will soon have significantly expanded options for receiving timely monitoring of their conditions. Starting January 1, 2018, Medicare will begin covering technology-assisted monitoring of patient conditions. The new benefit, called Remote Patient Monitoring, will provide Medicare beneficiaries who have one or more chronic conditions the choice to receive in-home monitoring in addition to traditional check-ups in clinics, doctor’s offices and hospitals.     “Seniors with complex medical conditions ...
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Partnership Demonstrates Reduced Readmissions and Improved Patient Outcomes Remote Hospitalists Expand Care to Assisted and Skilled Nursing Facilities to Reduce ED Visits OAKLAND, Calif., October 31, 2017 - Dictum Health, Inc. — innovators in acute, post-acute, and remote patient monitoring and TeleHealth Solution, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based, physician-owned TeleMedicine group, announced an agreement to deliver a complete telehealth service. TeleHealth Solution reported an immediate and significant reduction in hospital readmissions and ED visits for facilities using their clinical services with Dictum Health’s fully integrated, end-to-end telehealth ...
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10/13/17: Chicago, Ill. – The Partnership for a Connected Illinois (PCI), in partnership with the American Telemedicine Association , announces its 2017 Awards for Excellence in Telehealth Leadership luncheon.  The Awards for Excellence in Telehealth Leadership are given to organizations that have made exceptional contributions to advancing telehealth in Illinois on behalf of their members, employees, communities, providers, and patients. This year’s awards showcase five organizations, across three categories, including Improved Policy Changes to Advance Telehealth, Improved Care for Underserved Populations, and Advancing Telehealth by Innovation. ...
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ATA continues to push for wider use of telemedicine Washington, DC – October 26, 2017 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) supports today’s action by the Trump Administration expanding the reach of telemedicine to treat the nation’s opioid epidemic. President Trump’s action effectively directs Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan, to remove the prohibition on prescribing controlled substances – including anti-addiction medicines like naloxone – currently restricted by the 2008 Ryan Haight Act. President Trump, by today’s action, is using a narrow provision of the law to set aside major restrictions for a declared “public ...
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Dictum Health Introduces VER-CLINIC Telehealth Cart Virtual Care for the Digital Hospit OAKLAND, Calif., October 17, 2017 (Newswire.com) -   Dictum Health, Inc. — innovators in acute, post-acute, and remote patient monitoring, announced today VER-CLINIC, a compact, fully integrated telehealth system that accelerates patient care. VER-CLINIC expands the power of telepresence and extends the reach of the clinical team. Based on Virtual Exam Room (VER), where patients experience a live clinician encounter through a secure PTZ video conferencing camera, VER-CLINIC provides simultaneous videoconferencing and viewing of comprehensive vital ...
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