Interstate Telehealth

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.


Kristine Erps

Associate Director, Arizona Telemedicine Program

Program Administrator, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center

Tucson, AZ

Vanessa Mclaughlin, MPH
Vice Chair

Founder and CEO

Welcome Home Health

Vancouver, WA

Dale Alverson, MD
Immediate Past-Chair

Medical Director, Center for the Telehealth and Cyber Medicine Research

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Albuquerque, NM

Rez Ghadimi

New Mexico Telehealth Alliance


  • 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

Rural Health Delivering Healthcare Through Technology Case Study

  September, 2018