Health. Virtually. Everywhere.
The policy principles of the ATA are rooted in its vision: we promote a healthcare system where people have access to safe, effective and appropriate care when and where they need it, while enabling clinicians to do more good for more people. To address global challenges driven by rising healthcare costs, an aging population, variation in quality and outcomes, and an inadequate number of clinicians, the ATA advocates using technology to reimagine care and supports policy that ensures all people receive care where and when they need it.
To effectively leverage and expand telehealth, digital health, and virtual care technologies, federal and state health policy must be technology, modality, and site-neutral.
The ATA’s Health Data Privacy Principles
The protection of patient data is prerequisite for connected care and a core principle for our organization. The ATA supports efforts to ensure telehealth practices meet standards for patient safety, data privacy, and information security, while advancing patient access and building awareness of telehealth practices. The ATA’s Data Work Group and its Privacy Committee created this important roadmap to ensure that personal health information used in telehealth and virtual care platforms, systems, and devices should be secured and protected from misuses and inappropriate disclosures.
Click here to view the ATA’s Health Data Privacy Principles.
The ATA Artificial Intelligence (AI) Principles
The ATA supports trustworthy development, integration, and utilization of artificial intelliegence (AI), as well as policies, practices, and regulatory frameworks that enhance patient and provider trust, safety, and efficacy of AI adoption as a tool in healthcare, including in telehealth. AI use should maximize potential benefits as a meaningful tool for patients and providers and keep them at the center of healthcare decision-making. Read our Artificial Intelligence Principles here.