Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
After receiving an overwhelming number of submissions, the American Telemedicine Association has announced the winners of its 2012 Telemedicine Video Contest. The competition, entitled “Expect Telemedicine Because Telemedicine Works,” was designed to creatively promote the value of telemedicine services to patients and healthcare providers. Nearly 80 videos were submitted for consideration, from contestants around the world, on an array of telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth themes.
“It’s great to see how much passion and energy people have for telemedicine,” said Stewart Ferguson, PhD, President of the American Telemedicine Association. “These videos—particularly our winning submissions—will help inform healthcare professionals, patients and payers about the crucial role of telehealth services within our healthcare system.”
As selected by ATA’s Awards Review Committee, the winners of the Telemedicine Video Contest are:
Best Video on the Theme of Consumer Awareness:
Telemedicine: It’s a No-Brainer, submitted by Joel Levinson of Culver City, CA
Best Video on the Theme of Provider Adoption:
Telehealth Technologies – The Tools for 21st Century Health Care, submitted by Stephen Robitaille of The Center for Connected Health Policy, Sacramento, CA
Best Non-English Language Video:
Why I Believe in Telemedicine, submitted by Radica Djordjevic of JAZAS, Belgrade, Serbia
Best Video by a Student:
Teleconsultation Using Mobile Devices, submitted by George Hadeed of University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
The contest also included two “People’s Choice” awards, as selected through a public vote. The winners of these prizes are:
People's Choice Award #1:
School-Based Telemedicine: A Shorter Road to Health, submitted by Cassie Butler of MY Health-e-Schools, Bakersville, NC
People's Choice Award #2:
Expect Telemedicine, submitted by Allen Saulnier of Life Paths, Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
All videos submitted for the ATA Telemedicine Video Contest are available to be viewed on ATA’s YouTube Channel.
The ATA Telemedicine Video Contest was organized by the American Telemedicine Association, with financial support from GlobalMed, The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center and Dave and Lori Balch of Greenville, NC.
The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA and its diverse membership work to fully integrate telemedicine into healthcare systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Established in 1993, ATA is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information visit http://www.americantelemed.org