In her own life, Jennifer Lopez has seen the power of telemedicine to save lives.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 12, 2013
The American Telemedicine Association has named entertainer Jennifer Lopez and the Lopez Family Foundation as winners of the inaugural ATA Humanitarian Award, for charity healthcare services delivered by telemedicine. Ms. Lopez and her foundation are being recognized for their significant impact on pediatric and maternal healthcare, using telehealth in Latin America. Ms. Lopez accepted the award last week at a private event in Los Angeles.
The ATA Humanitarian Award is supported by GlobalMed, who provided cash and in-kind prizes to the Lopez Family Foundation.
Over the last three years, the Lopez Family Foundation has made strategic investments in telemedicine to provide greater access to quality healthcare for otherwise underserved mothers and children. The Foundation has launched telemedicine centers in two high-need hospitals in Puerto Rico, providing on-demand access to teleradiology and telegenetic services. Patients and healthcare providers in Puerto Rico can now connect with clinical experts from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for consultations, second opinions, specialty services and medical education. The Lopez Family Foundation has also constructed a pediatric telemedicine clinic in Panama, and plans on expanding into other Latin American nations.
“ATA is honoring Jennifer Lopez and the Lopez Family Foundation for the amazing impact they have made with at-risk mothers and children, as well as the attention they have brought to telemedicine as a tool for modern, equitable healthcare,” said Jonathan Linkous, Chief Executive Officer of the American Telemedicine Association. “In her own life, Jennifer has seen the power of telemedicine to save lives; this experience inspired her to extend the benefits of remote healthcare to families around Latin America.”
After accepting the award, Ms. Lopez filmed a short interview with ATA Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Linkous. This interview will air for the first time at ATA 2013, the association’s Annual Meeting and Trade Show, May 5-7, 2013 in Austin, TX. For more information about this event, visit: http://www.ata2013.org.
About the American Telemedicine Association
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.
GlobalMed is the worldwide leader in the development and integration of the new generation of healthcare delivery systems. GlobalMed’s solutions are designed to be interoperable and customizable for healthcare providers. Visit http://www.globalmed.com or call 1+480-922-0044.