Standards and Guidelines Working Groups

ATA develops new standards and guidelines documents through collaborative work groups, composed of volunteers recruited broadly from the ATA membership, as well as from individuals and organizations outside of ATA. Each group contains representatives from healthcare institutions, academia, industry, professional associations, government and other key stakeholders.

Individuals and organizations interested in forming a work group to develop new standards and guidelines must first submit a petition for review by the Standards and Guidelines Committee, outlining the specific topic or scope of the project. 

If you are interested in participating in an existing work group, or launching a new standards project, please contact Jordana Bernard, ATA's Chief Program Officer at jbernard@americantelemed.org or 202-223-3333. 
   

Current Standards Working Groups

Wounds & Burns

Chair
Louanna L. Theurer
Grant Administrator
University of Utah Burn Center School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT
lou.theurer@hsc.utah.edu
  

Remote Healthcare Data Management

Chair
Nina Antoniotti, RN, MBA, PhD
Director of TeleHealth
Marshfield Clinic
Marshfield, WI
antoniotti.nina@marshfieldclinic.org
  

Internet-Based Telemental Health

Chair
Carolyn Turvey, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
carolyn-turvey@uiowa.edu
  

Remote Prescribing

Co-Chair
Peter Yellowlees MD, MBBS, FRANZCP
Director
UC Davis Academic Information Systems
Sacramento, CA
peter.yellowlees@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Co-Chair
James E. Greene MD
Graduate Student
Health Informatics Program, University of California, Davis
Sacramento, CA
jegreene@ucdavis.edu

TeleICU

Chair
Theresa Davis, RN, MSN, PhD(c)
Clinical Operations Director
enVision eICU
Inova Telemedicine Institute
Falls Chuch, VA
theresa.davis@inova.org
  

Telepathology

Chair
Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology & Biomedical Informatics
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Pathology
Pittsburgh, PA
pantanowitzl@upmc.edu
  

Urgent/Primary Care

Co-Chair
Frances Gough, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Carena, Inc.
frances.gough@carenamd.com

Co-Chair
Sunil Budhrani, MD, MPH, MBA
Director
PrimeMed Urgent Care Systems
Dunn Loring, VA
Sunilermd@yahoo.com

Policy and Guidance for the Establishment of Telemedicine Standards

  • ATA Conflict of Interest Policy
    November 2007
    To avoid a potential conflict, all participants in ATA’s Committee or Work Groups related to the establishment of standards, guidelines and quality assurance mechanisms are asked to openly declare any personal or business interest in related matters.

  • Request Form for New Standards & Guidlines Project
    November 2007
    A paper form to request the creation of a new ATA developed telemedicine standards project.

  • Policy and Guidance for ATA Standards, Guidelines & Quality Assurance Initiatives
    November 2007
    This document outlines rules of procedure for ATA standards and guidelines groups, to ensure success and to be in compliance with federal anti-trust regulations.

  • Models for Standards & Guidlines Working Groups
    September 2008
    This document outlines several models for structuring work within the work group. The models are based on previous successful work groups and are presented to serve as a guide to work groups.

  • Review Steps for Standards and Guidelines Publication
    September 2008
    The Review Steps document is a guide to chair and co-chairs of standards and guidelines work groups and other interested parties that outlines the minimum requirements for review of any developing standards or guidelines documents published by ATA.

  • Public Comment Period Guide
    March 2009
    ATA offers public comment periods on certain actions to be taken that involve the public at large. Comment periods may vary but typically will at a minimum be 30 days. Comment periods are offered through the ATA website, with on-line comments accepted anonymously through the same website.