American Telemedicine Association News

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ATA Press Releases

  • Apple’s New Health Products are Major Disruptive Innovations in Healthcare
    Sep 09, 2014
    The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) recognizes Apple's new technology including its Health app, HealthKit and Apple Watch as major disruptive innovations in healthcare. The new products demonstrate how advanced telecommunications can be used to transform the delivery of health services by allowing consumers to seamlessly monitor their own health and fitness information, and ultimately share the data with their health providers.

  • States Graded on Telemedicine Policy
    Sep 08, 2014
    The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today released two critical state policy reports which identify gaps in coverage and reimbursement, and in physician practice standards and licensure. These first-of-their-kind reports identify and compare state policies on a report card, assigning each state grades ranging from A-to-F based on telemedicine reimbursement and physician practice standards.

  • American Telemedicine Association Issues Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology
    Aug 28, 2014
    The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has released a new set of practice guidelines addressing clinical applications for telepathology. Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology provides recommendations on specific applications, practices, benefits, limitations, and regulatory issues that may arise in the practice of telepathology. The guidelines will help shape a major component of 21st century healthcare. Various market estimates have valued the market for digital pathology and telepathology at over $2 billion globally.

  • Multi-Billion Dollar Market Using Technology for Chronic Care Highlighted at Palm Desert, California Forum
    Aug 13, 2014
    An upcoming forum will identify ways telecommunications technology will soon help solve a rapidly growing problem overwhelming healthcare. Key stakeholders from throughout the U.S. will gather Sept. 6-9, 2014, in Palm Desert, Calif., to showcase validated, proven approaches to reduce costs, improve quality and expand access for the nation’s 130 million patients suffering from chronic illnesses.

  • ATA Applauds Bill on Medicare Telemedicine Improvements
    Aug 01, 2014
    The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) lauds Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA), Gregg Harper (R-MS), and Peter Welch (D-VT), for their latest actions to introduce H.R. 5380, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014, which improves telemedicine coverage in Medicare.

  • ATA Applauds Senators’ Push for Federal Telemedicine Improvements
    Jul 30, 2014
    The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced its appreciation to U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) for their efforts to push for improvements in telemedicine coverage under Medicare, Medicaid and Federal Communications Commission programs.

  • American Telemedicine Association Welcomes Two New Members to the Board of Directors
    Jul 30, 2014
    Naomi Fried, PhD, and Alexis Gilroy, JD, have recently joined the Board of Directors of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). The Board provides guidance for the Association, which has a mission to promote professional, ethical and equitable improvement in healthcare delivery through telecommunications and information technology.

  • ATA seeks speakers to present at the world’s largest telemedicine, mHealth and telehealth conference
    Jul 23, 2014
    The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is seeking presenters for ATA 2015, ATA’s twentieth annual meeting and tradeshow focused exclusively on telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth. The meeting, expected to attract over 5,000 attendees and more than 250 cutting-edge healthcare technology vendors, will take place May 3-5, 2015, in Los Angeles.

  • American Telemedicine Association launches online Telemental Health Course
    Jun 20, 2014
    Delivering Online, Video-Based Mental Health Services, is a new course now available through the Learning Center of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). Created by leaders in mental health and telemedicine, the course covers the essential components to successfully plan and implement an online mental health service.

  • ATA to host Fall Forum focused on telehealth for chronic care, telemedicine in China
    Jun 13, 2014
    ATA will host its annual Fall Forum in Palm Desert, Calif., on Sept. 6-9, 2014. The forum will consist of two full days of program related to telehealth in chronic care, and a full-day summit focused on telemedicine opportunities in China.