Term: American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

Description:
The ATA is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of telemedicine for consumers and health professionals.
"ATA seeks to bring together diverse groups from traditional medicine, academic medical centers, technology and telecommunications companies, e-health, medical societies, government and others to overcome barriers to the advancement of telemedicine through the professional, ethical and equitable improvement in health care delivery."
There goals are met by the use of many resources they use, such as annual meetings, news updates, a website, a journal, etc.

Applications:
  • ATA Annual Meeting - the world's largest scientific meeting and exposition focusing exclusively on telemedicine, with hundreds of presentations, posters and workshops.
  • ATA Industry Council Strategic Business Series - a focused event developed for ATA's Corporate Members to examine telemedicine market opportunities and issues.
  • On-line Member News Updates - direct, exclusive news briefs via email about the latest event and activities affecting telemedicine professionals.
  • ATA Website - a widely-used resource for telemedicine news and information.
  • ATA Online Membership Directory - the single source of who's who in telemedicine.
  • Telemedicine and e-Health Journal - a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication encompassing all aspects of clinical telemedicine practice; technical advances and enabling technologies; continuing medical education; and the impact of telemedicine on the quality, cost-effectiveness, and access to health care.
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG's) & Chapters- allow members to address issues related to the advancement and application of telemedicine regarding specific areas including home telehealth, ocular telehealth, technology, teledermatology, telemental health, telenursing, telepathology, and telerehabilitation.

Web Resources:
ATA
Healthfinder


Related Terminology:
Telemedicine

Citations/References:

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