Keynote Speakers at ATA 2013: The 3 Key Players in the Telemedicine Delivery System

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The American Telemedicine Association has announced the keynote speakers for it's upcoming Annual Meeting and Trade Show. The three speakers represent key stakeholders in the field of telemedicine: healthcare providers, technology vendors and payers.

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The ATA 2013 plenary sessions provide a 360-degree view of the forces shaping the future of remote healthcare.

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is pleased to announce the plenary keynote speakers for the upcoming ATA 2013 Annual International Meeting and Tradeshow, to be held May 5-7, 2013 in Austin, Texas. These high-profile thought leaders in healthcare represent the 3 key players driving the advancement of telemedicine: healthcare providers, technology innovators and healthcare payers.

“We are honored to have such a prestigious lineup of keynote speakers, each with his own unique perspective on the growing telemedicine industry,” said Yulun Wang, Chairman & CEO of InTouch Health and ATA 2013 Program Chair. “By having presentations by a large-scale provider, a major technology innovator and a key private payer, the ATA 2013 plenary sessions provide a 360-degree view of the forces shaping the future of remote healthcare.”

The ATA 2013 Keynote Speakers include:

Lynn Britton, President & CEO, Mercy. Mercy, a 31 hospital healthcare system serving hundreds of communities in the Midwest, is transforming the patient experience through comprehensive telemedicine and HIT services. Mercy gives patients online access to doctors and medical records, utilizing telemedicine for a wide array of clinical services, include pediatrics and rural healthcare. Moreover, Mercy SafeWatch is the largest teleICU service in the United States. Under Britton’s leadership, Mercy was named the 2012 “Most Wired” healthcare organization by the American Hospital Organization.    Lynn Britton will speak at the ATA 2013 Opening Plenary on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Jeffrey Henley, Chairman, Oracle Corporation. Oracle is helping to transform the economics of healthcare by enabling patient-centered technology for health engagement. Oracle has invested heavily in developing software and IT infrastructure for disease management and health management, as well as accountable care, connected health and public/private insurance exchanges. As Chairman, Henley has been instrumental in this mission, working with leading hardware and healthcare providers to streamline the delivery of medical services. Jeffery Henley will speak at the ATA 2013 Monday Morning Plenary on Monday, May 6, 2013.

Reed Tuckson, MD, Managing Director, Tuckson Health Connections. Reed Tuckson is the immediate past Chief of Medical Affairs for UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest private healthcare insurer, serving approximately 70 million Americans. Under his guidance, UnitedHealth embraced telemedicine, demonstrating compelling advances in data and communication technologies for better, more efficient service and better health for everyone. Reed Tuckson, a former Senior Vice President of the American Medical Association and former Commissioner of Public Health for the District of Columbia, was also instrumental in United Health’s establishment of a national telehealth network aimed at serving rural, difficult to access and underserved patient populations. Reed Tuckson, MD will speak at the ATA 2013 Tuesday Morning Plenary on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

For 18 years, the ATA Annual International Meeting & Exposition has been the premier forum for the fields of telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth. It is one of the fastest growing meetings in the country and ATA 2013 is projected to be ATA’s largest meeting ever, with 500 educational sessions, 300 exhibitors and over 6000 estimated attendees. For more information, visit

The American Telemedicine Association is the leading 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, D.C. For more information, visit

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