The ATA Announces Three New Board Members, Representing Forward Thinking Companies Changing The Way We Think About Healthcare Delivery

WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 25, 2021 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced the addition of three new Board members, bringing transformative thinking in remote monitoring, health plan innovation, and technology infrastructure to support healthcare transformation. Joining the ATA Board of Directors:

James Mault, MD, FACS, is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BioIntelliSense, delivering breakthrough medical-grade biosensor technology with unique clinical intelligence for scalable remote patient monitoring. Prior, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Qualcomm Life; Medical Director, Health Solutions Group at Microsoft; and CEO of Microlife. Jim has founded five health IT and medical device companies, leading these companies to develop and successfully commercialize novel devices and software technologies. He has been board-certified in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, having specialized in heart and lung transplantation, thoracic oncology, and critical care. Jim, an innovator, creator, and thought leader in the virtual health space, is also chair of the ATA’s Decentralized Clinical Trials Special Interest Group.

Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA, is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare information technology, a physician executive, and currently serves as General Manager, Healthcare and Life Sciences and Executive Medical Director for Salesforce. She previously served as Chief Healthcare & Innovation Officer, Femwell Group Health, where she created and launched innovations around physician and patient engagement technologies. Earlier in her career, she was Chief Medical Information Officer, AT&T. Geeta was named among the “Top 26 Smartest People in Health IT” by Becker’s Hospital Review and ranked one of the “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare.

Mona Siddiqui, MD, MPH, MSE, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Clinical Management, Humana, is focused on driving an improved and personalized experience of health through leveraging data and technology to enable the right care at the right time. Previously, she served as the first Chief Data Officer for the US Department of Health and Human Services, where she led the effort to connect the nation’s healthcare data through a new technology infrastructure, organizational management of data as an asset, and an enterprise training program for data science and AI. Mona brings experience at the intersection of strategy, data, and operations, and has a deep understanding of the policy landscape having previously served in The Office of the Director at NIH, the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

“As our membership continues to expand, as our industry continues to require unwavering leadership and insightful guidance, and as the ATA endures as a leading voice for securing telehealth in a modernized care delivery system, we are pleased to add three outstanding leaders and innovators to our Board,” said Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, the ATA. “Our Board of Directors is a true representation of the diversity of our industry and the breadth of expertise needed to truly change the way care is delivered. Under the leadership of Dr. Joe Kvedar as Chair, and a strong, motivated, and highly respected Board, the ATA is the organization to lead us into the future.”

About The ATA

As the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, the American Telemedicine Association is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling the system to do more good for more people. The ATA represents a broad and inclusive member network of leading healthcare delivery systems, academic institutions, technology solution providers and payers, as well as partner organizations and alliances, working to advance industry adoption of telehealth, promote responsible policy, advocate for government and market normalization, and provide education and resources to help integrate virtual care into emerging value-based delivery models. @americantelemed #telehealthishealth #ATApolicy

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The following quotes are from the newest members of the ATA Board of Directors:

“It is an honor to join the American Telemedicine Association Board of Directors to advance the standards, policies and best practices for the acceleration and adoption of healthcare technology solutions for virtual care, remote patient monitoring and decentralized clinical trials. Post-pandemic, we are at an exciting time of combining public and private partnerships to rapidly solve for traditional healthcare challenges with scalable solutions that can have a profound impact on care delivery, globally.” James Mault, MD, CEO of BioIntelliSense

“The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of telemedicine and offered a solution to the supply/ demand issues we have globally in healthcare. We will never have enough physicians and nurses. It is time to scale healthcare and improve access and outcomes via technology that offer solutions addressing where we have gaps today.” Dr. Geeta Nayyar, Executive Medical Director for Salesforce

“I am pleased to join the ATA board and look forward to supporting the Association’s efforts to advance the adoption of telehealth and virtual care, especially as it relates to the need for greater digital and data integration that can enable more personalized care for patients in their setting of choice.” Mona Siddiqui, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Clinical Management at Humana

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