American Telemedicine Association Seeking Nominations for the Advancement of Telemedicine

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American Telemedicine Association Accepting Nominations for 2016 President's Awards

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is currently seeking nominations for the association’s annual President’s Awards for the Advancement of Telemedicine.

“These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made substantial contributions to the advancement of healthcare delivery through telecommunications technology,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association. “We expect that this year's finalists and winners will again prove inspiration to everyone in the telemedicine field, especially ATA 2016 attendees, who will be able to meet the innovators and personally interact with them.”

The deadline to submit a nomination is February 28, 2016. Nominations may be submitted here. Each award will be presented at the association’s annual meeting, ATA 2016, May 14-17, 2016 in Minneapolis.

The award will be presented as follows:
President’s Award for Health Delivery, Quality and Innovation
Supported by AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.
This award recognizes the leadership of an organization that incorporates virtual health care services (i.e. telemedicine) as part of an initiative resulting in improved quality and better value health care for a large population of patients. Consideration will include impact on the population served including special needs groups, academic output such as peer reviewed research and presentations, targeted education programs, number of sites, business case or business model, long-term sustainability, and effective partnerships and collaboration.

President’s Award for Individual Leadership
Supported by Jay Sanders, MD of The Global Telemedicine Group
The President’s Award for Individual Leadership recognizes individual leadership and championship at local, national or international level in promoting and advocating for telemedicine/telehealth, and e-health. Contributions may be in one or more areas of education, research, service delivery, policy and regulations.

President’s Award for Innovation in Remote Health Care
Supported by InTouch Health
This award recognizes advances in the telemedicine through one or more of the following:

  • Innovative new technology development or adaptation
  • Novel use of technology leading to innovative health applications and social services support at the individual or community level
  • Creative strategies for removing barriers to implementation and adoption
  • Innovative approaches to fostering partnerships and collaboration
  • Innovative ways responding to needs of end-users, improve ergonomics
  • New ideas, concepts, formulation and paradigms, and new ways of thinking “outside the box”

About ATA 2016 – ATA’s 21st Annual Telemedicine Conference and Tradeshow
For over 20 years, the ATA Annual International Meeting & Trade Show has been the premier forum for healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs in the telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth space.

This year's meeting will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center, May 14-17. The world-class, peer reviewed program will include over 350 educational sessions and posters highlighting the latest innovations, applications and delivery models in telemedicine. The expansive exhibit hall will host over 175 of the leading vendors with groundbreaking remote healthcare technologies and services. Learn more and register at
About the American Telemedicine Association
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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