Telemedicine News Brief

ATA Telemedicine News Brief
The following news items come from the most recent edition of the ATA Telemedicine News Brief, a weekly email digest of the most important news in telemedicine, telehealth, mHealth and remote medical technology. Gathered from leading press sources and industry journals, the News Brief is your one sources for all the top news of the week.

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Aug 27, 2014
Keynote speakers from top Chinese hospitals will discuss international collaborations in telemedicine as well as applications of telemedicine programs for managing chronic diseases in China at the ATA China 2014 meeting and trade show, Oct. 28-30 in Tianjin. International attendees will not only learn about innovative telemedicine products and solutions from U.S. companies, but they will also explore telemedicine partnership programs with U.S. hospitals and physicians in attendance.
Aug 27, 2014
The ATA 2015 Call for Presentations is now open. We are seeking proposals that address cutting-edge issues facing the industry. In addition to panel discussions and oral presentations, new formats such as the Innovation Showcase and ePoster Presentations provide more opportunities for you to participate in the meeting. Whether you are a seasoned expert or new to the field of telemedicine, if you have an important message, we want to hear from you!
Aug 27, 2014
Webinar TODAY, Aug. 28, 2-3 p.m. EDT
The ATA Policy team will highlight state trends for telemedicine policy and winning tactics. This is a forum for ATA members to share insights and updates about state prospects and coordinate and collaborate with allies.
Aug 27, 2014
Federal regulators have written final rules for the allocation of wireless spectrum for wearable sensors, creating a new position to help healthcare providers shield sensor networks from other wireless users.
Aug 27, 2014
While the concept of telemedicine isn't anything new, having the accessibility to one's doctor is. The following are seven ways telemedicine changes the healthcare landscape for the better.
Aug 27, 2014
In an effort to enhance the overall content of the ATA Telemedicine News Brief, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of ATA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
Aug 27, 2014
Telestroke units helped increase the number of rural patients treated and deliver treatment faster, according to a 10-year evaluation published in the journal Stroke. At the studied telestroke units in Germany, regional hospitals had 24-hour access to vascular neurologists, including evaluation of brain imaging and patient examination via videoconferencing when needed.
Aug 27, 2014
The Georgia Composite Medical Board has approved updated telemedicine guidelines that include a controversial provision: in many cases, a physician will be required to conduct a face-to-face examination with a patient before being allowed to conduct any services through telehealth channels. While the rules do allow patients to skip the office visit if the provider is able to conduct a remote exam that is equal to or superior to a hands-on encounter, a similar pending provision in Tennessee has drawn condemnation from the American Telemedicine Association.
Aug 27, 2014
Video conferencing allows a neurologist at a metropolitan hospital to examine a stroke patient in rural Ohio — saving time and, potentially, the patient's life.
Aug 27, 2014
Telemedicine has long helped fill the gap in medical services for patients in underserved areas of Texas, especially in isolated rural regions where there might not be a single licensed doctor for many miles.