Telehealth Interoperability


A call-to-action for providers, payers, and solution providers to get involved In the drive for telehealth interoperability.


Telehealth has passed the tipping point of market momentum. It is universally understood that telehealth is a necessary form of care delivery to address the supply and demand challenges facing healthcare. The new challenge is scaling telehealth programs. Telehealth services must expand and mature from an exceptional alternative for enhanced patient access in limited-care settings, to integrated routine care across the care continuum that will advance clinical quality and financial sustainability.

To make that happen, the healthcare community must implement available software standards that enable technical interoperability between health IT systems, improve workflow efficiencies, and implement measured accountability. Effectively, the telehealth practice must share the same data repositories, administrative support systems, and governance as in-person practices. The time to make that happen is now.

The ATA, with support from ViTel Net, has launched an industry-wide telehealth interoperability initiative to drive that change.

The ATA telehealth interoperability initiative was launched with a webinar panel discussion of industry experts on January 24, 2019. Further steps have include TweetChats, online salon-style discussions, an in-depth presentation at the ATA19 Conference and Expo, and a comprehensive white paper that provides a guide on bridging the gap to the future.

Access the white paper

Members can access the white paper and webinar recording by logging into the website and clicking on the related resources links at the bottom of this page.

Not a member but still want access to the ATA Telehealth Interoperability white paper? Submit the form below. You will receive an email from The ATA, info@americantelemed.org with a link to download the white paper.