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CEO Departs ATA After 24 Years

After nearly a quarter-century of service, the longtime Chief Executive Officer of the American Telemedicine Association, Jon Linkous, announced that he is stepping down.

“Jon was integral in the formation of the ATA and the telehealth industry,” said Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS, ATA’s current Board President. “We thank Jon for his many years of service and his significant contributions to ATA and the industry he helped create.”

We’re told that Dr. Sabrina Smith, ATA’s current Chief Operating Officer, will take on the role of Interim CEO. There will be a search to fill the position permanently.

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ATA Announces Support for Department of Veterans Affairs Expansion of Telehealth

Ahead of the weekend, The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) weighed in on a big developing story in Washington.

Having long recognized the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a federal and national leader in telehealth, the ATA says it “strongly supports” the VA for eliminating state-by-state licensure requirements for health professionals employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

As the largest telehealth program in the U.S., the VA has long been a steward of innovative health delivery and financing models involving telehealth which support accessible, available, and affordable healthcare services to veterans.

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ClickAClinic.com to Attend ATA 2017 Telehealth 2.0 Conference

ATA to Host Telemedicine Venture SummitMedia Announcement: ClickAClinic.com®, a Florida-based telemedicine company specializing in a broad range of services, today announced it will exhibit at the ATA Telehealth 2.0 Conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, April 23-25, 2017, at booth #2442.

ClickAClinic.com® will introduce its new ‘DME Deal’ (www.dmedeal.com), one of the most advanced online software platforms for secure and affordable mail-order and durable medical equipment, to more than 6,000 healthcare and industry professionals. DME Deal is the first of an expanding line of technological services that ClickAClinic.com® will roll out in 2017. It offers patients a quick, safe and affordable way to manage healthcare products online from the comfort of their home or office.

“We look forward to unveiling DME Deal at this year’s Telehealth 2.0 Conference which attracts the world’s leading technology companies, experts and insightful speakers,” said ClickAClinic.com® Founder and CEO, Lawrence Bentvena. “Our philosophy on medical consultations and treatment is that everyone should have quick and convenient access to healthcare. Through DME Deal, we’ve been able to accomplish this and empower patients.”

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Vidyo Touts Telehealth Clinical Design Services at ATA 2016 Fall Forum

Success With Robotic Rounds in Neonatal Intensive Care UnitVidyo, a provider of embedded interactive video communications and telehealth, is set to introduce its new clinical design services, called VirtualDesign, at ATA 2016 Fall Forum this week in New Orleans.

We’re told that Wendy Deibert is joining Vidyo as vice president of clinical services to help facilitate the integration of telehealth programs with the existing operations and workflows of care providers.

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American Telemedicine Association Teams with Telemedicine Society of India

Telemedicine Service Rolls Out Across IndiamHealthWatch learned this week that the American Telemedicine Association has reached a cooperative agreement with the Telemedicine Society of India (TSI).

Together, we’re told, ATA and TSI hope to advance the practice of telemedicine to improve access, quality of care, and efficiency in the delivery of health services to citizens of both countries.

This landmark agreement between the two nations’ premiere telemedicine associations will allow them to work closely to improve relations between health and technology providers in India and the United States, starting with each organization’s members.

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ATA Taps Founder of DermatologistOnCall for Vice Chair of Teledermatology Group

ATA Accreditation of Online Medical Services Registration Now OpenIagnosis, a developer of telemedicine solutions and the creator of DermatologistOnCall, announced Tuesday that its founder and chief medical officer, Mark P. Seraly, MD, has been elected Vice Chair of the Teledermatology Special Interest Group of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

“I am very honored by the American Telemedicine Association to be elected by the members as vice chair in their special interest group for teledermatology. I’m excited to contribute the insights drawn from my several years of real-world experience in not just practicing telehealth myself, but also in building a business model and championing provider adoption to enable a successful offering to patients,” said Dr. Seraly in a written statement to the media.

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ATA Announces Support for White House’s ConnectALL Initiative

White House Backs Bigger Budget for Health Technology EffortsThis week, President Obama introduced ConnectALL, a new initiative aimed at ensuring broadband parity for Americans of all income levels. In unveiling ConnectALL, the President also announced a goal of providing broadband access to 20 million more Americans by 2020.

The first of its efforts is a push for the Federal Communications Commission to revitalize its current phone subsidy program by extending coverage to the internet. The administration is also releasing a new study highlighting the importance of broadband access in engendering economic growth.

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