ATA 2015, A Spring of Innovation
April 7, 2015, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Morris, Senior Editor, iTelemedicine
As the frost of winter gives way to spring, the world of healthcare looks west to the spring of innovation that is ATA 2015. Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a rich and deep educational track and an exhibition floor representing the most significant companies in the telehealth, telemedicine and mhealth marketplace, ATA 2015 will pave the road for telemedicine in the next year.
This May 2-5, the ATA Annual International Meeting & Trade Show surpasses 2 decades as the premier networking venue for the telemedicine, telehealth and mhealth industry. With the largest telemedicine exhibition hall in the world and expected attendance over 6,000, this year’s meeting and trade show will deliver on its theme, “Making Connections // Building Networks”. Healthcare professionals and innovators in technology, medicine and business, from around the world, will converge in Los Angeles to network, learn and transact. Be sure to use the ATA Meeting App for Android or iPhone to help you navigate this grand convention.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS – May 3,4,5
This year’s keynotes feature CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, MD, Yulun Wang, PHD, President of the American Telemedicine Association and CEO of InTouch Health and many other thought leaders in the telemedicine and telehealth industry. Keynotes are Sunday May 3 through Tuesday, May 5.
EDUCATIONAL TRACKS – May 3,4,5
Educational tracks are deep and rich this year and will cover a wide range of business, regulatory, technology and telemedicine specialty subject domains. The Chronic Care track will address implementation strategies, remote patient monitoring, and various subjects impacting the deployment of telemedicine in chronic disease management. The Clinical Services Case studies track will present a wide scope of telehealth applications. Other tracks will address direct-to-consumer telemedicine services, critical and acute care implementation and strategies, telemental health, operational management, telepediatrics, policy, legislative and legal issues, business strategies and technology innovation. A comprehensive and highly relevant curricula await this year’s attendees. Pre-meeting courses are offered with Continuing Education Credits.
EXHIBITION FLOOR – May 3-5
This year’s exhibition floor is abundant with market-leading innovators, real-life integrators and deep industry utilizers. Allow lots of time to walk the floor. There is a staggering array of companies represented.
As you enter the exhibit hall you will see AMD Global Telemedicine (#1601), a leading supplier of encounter management solutions, presenting their new TeleClinic, a portable, self-contained, mobile telemedicine system. TeleClinic combines functionality of a desktop telemedicine solution and a mobile cart built into a rugged industrial case.
Look a little to your right and you will notice Globalmed (#2001), an industry pioneer in telehealth hardware and software R&D, design and engineering. Globalmed’s latest release is the ClinicalAccess Station, a modular mobile exam station. Built to customer exam requirements, the Clinical Access Station streamlines workflow by integrating seamless video-conferencing with leading-edge medical devices and GlobalMed’s powerful eNcounter Services software to deliver timely, secure, and quality healthcare solutions practically anywhere.
Walk straight ahead and you will find Healthspot (#1617), a private walk-in telemedicine kiosk in which patients interact with healthcare providers using high definition video and a suite of connected medical devices. Healthspot gained increased notoriety last year when they launched a pilot program with Rite-Aid pharmacies to install kiosks in retail pharmacy locations in Ohio.