Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 09, 2014
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 ATA Annual Awards. These awards recognize individuals and organizations on the forefront of healthcare technology for their significant contributions to the development of telemedicine. Winners will formally accept their awards at the ATA 2014 Annual Meeting and Trade Show, May 17-20, in Baltimore.
“Recognizing excellence in the field of telemedicine is an important component of ATA’s mandate to identify and honor leaders in healthcare,” said Edward M. Brown MD, President of ATA.
The following awards have been announced:
ATA President’s Award for the Advancement of Telemedicine – Individual
Award supported by Jay Sanders of The Global Telemedicine Group
Winner: Ronald C. Merrell, MD, FACS, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University
ATA President’s Award for Innovation in Remote Health Care
Award supported by InTouch Health
Winner: Burke Mental Health Emergency Center
ATA President’s Award for Health Delivery Quality and Innovation
Award supported by AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.
Winner: Center for Rural Health Innovation: MY Health-e-Schools
ATA Industry Council Award
Award supported by AT&T
Winner: Roy Schoenberg, MD, MPH, President and CEO, American Well Systems
Special Interest Group & Chapter Achievement Award
Award supported by UnitedHealth Group
Winner: The ATA Telemental Health SIG
Chair: Carolyn Turvey, PhD
Vice Chair: Elizabeth Brooks, PhD
Full write‐ups for the award winners are available on the ATA 2014 website (http://www.ata2014.org). The ATA Annual Awards have an open nomination period each spring; winners are selected by a peer committee of telemedicine leaders from academia and industry.
ATA has also elected three members of distinction as new members to the ATA College of Fellows. Election as a Fellow is a high honor that recognizes achievements in telemedicine, services to the general telemedicine community and service to ATA. The new Fellows are:
Barb Johnston, MSN, MLM, CEO, HealthLinkNow, Sacramento, Calif.
James P Marcin, MD, MPH, Professor, Pediatric Critical Care, UC Davis Children’s Hospital, Sacramento, Calif.
Dena S. Puskin, ScD, Director, State Policy and Market Analysis Division, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Bethesda, Md.
A complete list of ATA Fellows is available at: http://www.americantelemed.org/about-ata/ata-leadership/ata-fellows.
The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA and its diverse membership, works to fully integrate telemedicine into transformed 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.