American Telemedicine Association to Host Fall Forum Focused on Telehealth Innovation and Rapidly Changing Industry Landscape

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Political Icons James Carville and Mary Matalin to Keynote Alongside Telemedicine Industry Experts at New Orleans Telehealth Forum

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) will host its annual Fall Forum in New Orleans, La., on Sept. 26-28, 2016. The forum will be addressing the rapidly changing telehealth industry landscape and how companies and organizations are adapting. The Fall Forum will bring together industry leaders from health care businesses, institutions, organizations, and government agencies and will include speakers from Wal-Mart, Mercy Virtual, the Louisiana State Legislature and more. New Orleans natives James Carville and Mary Matalin will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Fall Forum.

“The telehealth industry has changed more this past year than in the previous ten years combined,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of ATA. “It’s truly on the verge of exploding, and these industry events are the only way to stay on top of these changes.”
Attendees will participate in a series of educational sessions and programs, including key networking opportunities, that will enable participants to better understand industry challenges and trends—to adapt to the evolving telemedicine landscape.

Key topics to be addressed include:

  • Major challenges, trends, and legislative changes affecting the telehealth industry
  • How to best leverage opportunities for interstate collaboration
  • Strategies to reduce coverage and reimbursement barriers
  • Taking advantage of new Medicare payment reforms
  • Identifying opportunities via leading technology innovators
  • Providing consumer-facing virtual care services
  • The future of retail telemedicine

In addition, top telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth product and service providers will showcase their innovations in the Fall Forum exhibit hall. Attendees unable to participate in person are invited to Live Stream the forum online. Live stream includes access to sessions Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30 excluding James Carville and Mary Matalin keynote. To learn more and register, visit

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, 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


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