Local Opthamologist Attends American Telemedicine Association 2011 Conference

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The 16th Annual International Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) took place at the Tampa Convention Center, May 1-3, 2011.

Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Dr. Jack Chapman

Dr. Jack Chapman Attends ATA

The 16th Annual International Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) took place at the Tampa Convention Center, May 1-3, 2011. This was the largest event in ATA's history, with over 3600 attendees and 200 vendors from the United States and 48 other nations. ATA 2011 is now, officially, the largest international meeting and tradeshow focusing exclusively on telemedicine, telehealth, Health and remote medical technologies.

ATA 2011 was a premier forum for the latest peer-reviewed research, clinical outcomes, case studies and business models related to telemedicine and telehealth. The meeting contained over 260 presentations, organized into 72 session and 8 topical tracks. The event also included 12 pre-meeting Professional Development Courses providing training on the latest administrative, clinical and technical aspects of telemedicine.

The ATA 2011 Exposition was the association's largest to-date and was world's largest telemedicine tradeshow. Over 220 exhibitors displayed the latest developments in telemedicine technology, products and services. The showfloor was HUGE, with over 220,000 square feet of exhibit space. Visit the ATA 2011 Virtual Exhibit Hall to learn about the organizations that exhibited at ATA 2011. (http://www.americantelemed.org)

Dr. Jack Chapman of Gainesville Eye Associates is a specialty provider within the Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. network and is also an active board member for the organization. "I enjoyed the Telemedicine Conference," says Dr. Chapman. Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. is the leading agency in Georgia focusing on increasing access to healthcare through innovative use of technology including telemedicine, health information exchange and telehealth. GPT’s success has been built on providing technical assistance and education to its network partners and has been recognized nationally for its robust, statewide network with over 170 physicians serving patients in more than 100,000 encounters to date in 200 access points and is well positioned with the expertise and strong commitment to continue aggressively expanding the network across Georgia and into bordering states. The GPT team includes experts in the field of network design and management, administration, protocol development, billing and reimbursement, evaluation, legal and regulatory issues, telemedicine technology, training, marketing, and outreach. For more information on how to become a partner visit our website at http://www.gatelehealth.org.

“Telemedicine is used widely today, and will continue to grow and be a vital part of the future of healthcare,” states Dr. Chapman.

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