September 16-18, 2015, Washington D.C.
Michael Morris | Senior Editor, iTelemedicine
August 20, 2015
National Telehealth Lobbying day
*NOTE: Register by August 21 to save over $100
At this year’s ATA Fall Forum in the nation’s capitol, participants will be networking, addressing specific telemedicine topics and influencing Congress. The Fall Forum kicks off with National Telehealth Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. Two training sessions will be provided at the forum hotel: Effectively Working with your Congressman and Key Telemedicine Issues. The training will be followed by Congressional visits on the Hill. Attendees will need to make congressional appointments in advance. Contact your legislators and their staff directly for appointments. Congressional Directory
With 2 days of educational tracks, a sold out exhibition floor and access to Capitol Hill, this year’s Forum is certain to be exciting. “The ATA Fall Forum focuses on specific telemedicine topics and allows attendees to network and make lasting professional connections in a smaller-scaled environment. Tackle telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth industry issues right at the health care policy epicenter, Washington, DC. *NOTE: Register by August 14 to save over $100
ATA Forum Sessions will provide an engaging array of topics. “From clinical quality and standards of care to changes in state and federal regulations, the ATA Fall Forum explores the pressing issues of telemedicine. This includes important topics facing the telemedicine industry that will be addressed in interactive presentations and panel discussion by top policymakers, health care experts and industry practitioners.”
Sessions at a Glance
- The Changing Face of Health Care Delivery
- The State of the Telemedicine Industry
- State Regulation: Changes Will Continue – How to Impact Change
- Clinical Quality and Standards of Care: Consumer and Provider Perspectives
- Retail Enters the Market
- Insurers and Payers: Evolving or Revolving Roles?
- Building Effective Alliances
- New Allies among Disease and Cohort Stakeholders
- New Frontiers: Will Emerging Technology Transform Health Care?
The exhibition hall for this Forum is already sold out. Visitors will find leading edge solutions and exciting new developments in this years show. “The ATA Fall Forum is the premier exhibiting venue for companies looking to promote their remote medical products and services to a dedicated group of telemedicine professionals. The attendee demographic ranges fromresearchers, clinicians, and hospital and university administrators to program managers and industry representatives.”
ATA Fall Forum Exhibitors
|AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.||Mackay Communications|
|CareClix Telemedicine||Salus Telehealth|
|Center for Connected Health Policy||Solutionz Video Conferencing|
|Creative Medical International Inc.||swyMed|
|Global Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc.||Thinklabs Medical|
|Healthcare Anywhere LLC||Universal Service Administrative Company|
|Ikona Corp||ViTel Net|
iTelemedicine will be providing previews of various exhibitor announcements and offerings in a series of articles leading up to the Forum. Following are exhibitor previews this week.
Carena, Inc. partners with health systems and providers to extend their services to more people through high-quality, cost-effective virtual clinics. System-branded virtual clinics allow patients to access 24/7 on-demand care by phone, tablet, or computer from local systems that they know and trust. Carena’s team of clinicians, technologists, and customer service specialists are dedicated to creating great patient experiences.
AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. is the pioneer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter ManagementSolutions (TEMS)TM that enable clinical healthcare providers to connect clinical patients with remote healthcare specialists worldwide. As telemedicine evolves into part of mainstream healthcare worldwide, AMD believes strongly in providing our customers with telemedicine solutions that will integrate seamlessly into their existing infrastructures so they can deliver patient-focused care and sustain their telemedicine programs.
GlobalMed® is the leading provider of proven telehealth technologies including: telemedicine carts, video conferencing, integrated software solutions and connected medical devices. We deliver fully customized solutions to meet the specific needs of healthcare providers around the world.
GlobalMed’s integrated solutions (Including: telemedicine stations, examination cameras, connected medical devices and software) allow for dynamic collaboration of healthcare professionals at remote locations by providing real time or store-and-forward of both visible and non-visible light images (viewable on any web-enabled device), high definition video and an underlying interface that allows the clinician to capture pertinent data.
SnapMD, developers of the Connected Care cloud-based telemedicine platform, will announce their deal with Athena Health which allows their platform to integrate with Athena’s EMR system. Approximately 60,000 new users will have access to SnapMD’s Virtual Care Management system allowing them to launch telehealth/telemedicine services. SnapMD has recently been chosen by BJC Healthcare, Cook Children’s Hospital and TelehealthONE as the Virtual Care Management (VCM) platform for their respective telehealth service lines.
More ATA Fall Forum Exhibitor Previews coming in August
While attending the Forum vistors can enjoy many events and festivals in the surrounding area. Before the Forum visitors can attend the Smart Cities Week Conference and Exhibition at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel (Sept. 15-17) or see Diana Ross in concert at the Strathmore (Sept. 15, 8:00PM).
The day after the Forum visitors might enjoy the Andrews Airshow at Andrews Air Force Base (Sept. 19, 8AM to 5PM), the Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Sept. 19-20) or a night at the Washington National Opera – Carmen. For a complete calendar of local events as well as attractions and restaurants in the D.C. area please see About D.C., Washington Post, Events D.C.
Follow ATA Events in the iTelemedicine Events Calendar