Interstate Telehealth SIG

The Interstate Telehealth Special Interest Group (SIG) creates a forum for national interstate communication, cooperation, coordination, and potential collaboration and advocacy in telehealth expansion across state borders. The SIG provides a network for sharing knowledge and experiences related to telehealth within the national community addressing individual state's development and use of telehealth, as well as cross-border initiatives addressing a spectrum of clinical specialties and health issues both regional and global, respectful of each state's needs, capabilities, and perspectives.

Mission Statement

In support of the overall mission of the ATA and its representative membership, the Interstate Telehealth SIG promotes, advocates and facilitates the provision of telehealth services by all qualified providers, allowing all Americans the opportunity to access the best health care practices unconstrained by geographical and jurisdictional barriers.


  • Develop a mission statement that drives the effort of the IT SIG
  • Identify advocacy opportunities that where interstate activities should be promoted

Executive Committee Members

Advocacy Committee
  • Denny Lordan
  • Vanessa McLaughlin
Education Committee
  • Jan Ground

General References and Useful Links

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SIG Leadership

Kristine Erps
Associate Director, Arizona Telemedicine Program
Program Administrator, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
Tucson, AZ 

Vice Chair
Vanessa McLaughlin, MPH
Founder and CEO
Welcome Home Health
Vancouver, WA 

Immediate Past-Chair
Dale Alverson, MD
Medical Director
Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Albuquerque, NM