American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

By 01:00 am April 18, 2014
Healthcare organizations nationwide have spent billions of dollars to implement health information technology, most with the expectation it will improve quality and safety, and lower costs.
By 02:27 pm January 29, 2014
Mark Blatt, MD, MBA, Worldwide Medical Director, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel Corporation, discusses how existing and innovative mobile technologies will drive the transformation of the healthcare delivery system.
Congress asked to spur remote data use
By 11:11 am November 25, 2013
In a joint letter to the House Ways & Means and Senate Finance Committees, several industry groups have implored legislators to incentivize integration between electronic health records and remote patient monitoring, to spur better use of patient-generated data in payment reform efforts.
By 11:10 am November 20, 2013
Two California Congressmen have submitted a bill that would expand telehealth coverage to active-duty service members, their dependents, retirees and veterans. The VA, which launched telehealth services in 2003, has seen a 40 percent reduction in bed days and 87 percent reduction of annual per-patient costs when compared to home-based care...
Robert Jarrin
By 03:59 pm September 24, 2013
mHealth advocates are giving good early reviews to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's final guidance document on the regulation of mobile medical apps, with one expert calling it "an expansive document that truly seeks to deregulate our nimble and innovative industry, while ensuring patient safety."
Frank Pallone, D-N.J.
By 10:07 am September 13, 2013
A bill introduced in Congress this week would enable healthcare providers to treat Medicare patients in other states via telemedicine without needing different licenses for each state.
By 09:45 am July 17, 2013
Missouri and Kentucky have become the two newest states to enact legislation expanding telemedicine coverage, according to the American Telemedicine Association. This announcement continues a busy six months in state legislative action, as since January, 12 states have introduced or enacted policies regarding telehealth expansion.
By 12:00 am May 20, 2013
After 25 years, virtual critical care is getting a closer look. And the timing could hardly be better, some say. The need for more intensive care beds is acute. The cost of caring for critically ill patients has never been higher. Intensivists are in short supply and only getting scarcer as the population gets older. Tele-ICU might be just the...
By 12:00 am May 20, 2013
At the 18th annual meeting and trade show of the American Telemedicine Association, three medical informatics experts put forth a convincing case that big data and virtual care technologies are poised to drastically alter how the medical home – a concept first devised in 1967 – will be approached in the future.
By 10:59 am May 10, 2013
American Telemedicine Association President-Elect Ed Brown, MD is the founder and CEO of Ontario Telemedicine Network in Canada. Healthcare IT News caught up with him at the recent ATA conference in Austin, Texas, to talk with him about the state of telemedicine and what he envisions it will be in the coming years.

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