|ATA 2014 Daily News|
|May. 21, 2014|
Telemedicine: The healthcare delivery revolution
Tuesday Plenary Keynotes preview the future of telehealth
President's Awards Breakfast recognizes telemedicine's finest
It was a morning amongst the telemedicine stars at Tuesday's Awards Breakfast and Plenary supported by GlobalMed. The breakfast began with a small serenade by an actual doctor duo, with a snippet of their 18-year-old musical, "Damaged Care." To the tune of well-known Disney hits, the team performed satirical songs mimicking the current state of U.S. health affairs including one in particular, titled, "Take Our Test.”
The ATA Annual President's Awards for Advancement of Telemedicine ceremony immediately followed, hosted appropriately by ATA President Edward Brown, M.D. Jay Sanders, M.D., ATA President Emeritus, presented the Individual Award to Ronald C. Merrell, M.D., FACS. Dr. Merrell has an extensive and impressive list of accomplishments, of which include his tenure as a NASA advisor in aerospace medicine and researcher in telemedicine.
Following the Individual Award, ATA CEO John Linkous snuck his way on stage to present the Individual Leadership Award. Dr. Jay Sanders, unexpectedly, found himself in a dual role, not only as a presenter, but as an award recipient. Linkous referred to Dr. Sanders as, "the father of telemedicine." Sanders thanked all those who guided him in his telehealth career including all those in the field who have, "made his professor's dream come true."
The Award for Health Care Delivery Quality and Innovation then followed, which was presented by AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. The Center for Rural Health Innovation: MY Health-e-schools was this year's winner. Driven by Executive Director Amanda Martin and Medical Director Dr. Steve North, the team delivers school-based healthcare to some of North Carolina's most rural areas.
ATA President-Elect, Yulun Wang presented the Innovation for Remote Health Care Award to this year's recipient Burke Mental Health Emergency Center. The Burke team successfully created the first 24-7 emergency telepsychiatry unit to serve the community of Lufkin, Texas.
The SIG & Chapter Achievement Award went to the Telemental Health SIG. Supported by UnitedHealth Group, the award was presented to Carolyn Turvey, Ph.D., SIG Chair, and Elizabeth Brooks, Ph.D., SIG Vice Chair.
Roy Schoenberg, M.D., MPH, received the Industry Council Award, supported by AT&T. Dr. Schoenberg is the co-founder and CEO of American Well and introduced the telehealth brokerage framework that powers it systems. Both humbled and honored he said, “Telemedicine is a palpable force driving the [healthcare] industry...we will soon see people no longer seeking medicine, but rather it will be woven into the fabric of their lives.”
The finalists for the ePosters were the last to be announced, in which the presenter pointed out the finalists composed of all women and which she observed to be, "the future of telemedicine."More
Industry Council Executive Session
Moderator of the executive session, Chris Seper, CEO of MedCityNews.com sought out tough questions to ask a panel of experts from the ATA Industry Council about current trends, topics and innovations within the industry. The panelists and attendees, both, were able to communicate with each other and share their experience and opinion on the issues facing the growing and diverse field. "Telemedicine space is dynamic and is currently experiencing a lot of change...it's a tremendous place to be," said panelist John Palumbo, President of MD Aligne.More
ePoster Lightning Rounds & Meet the Author
ePoster Lightning Rounds were new to ATA 2014 this year. The presentations were done in 4-minute increments followed by a chance for the audience members to meet the author. This format allowed the attendees to receive a broader base of information in a smaller amount of time, all the while offering a chance to learn more if it peeked their interest. Tuesday morning's ePosters honed in on a patient-focused care, chronic disease management and federal programs. Presentations included new models for virtual-based care in addition to smartphone-based systems for diabetes management.More
Best Practices for Telemental Health Training
Panelists focused on identifying lessons learned in an effort to begin developing a best-practices approach to Telemental Health training. Their discussion included targeting training techniques to specific populations, and understanding the differences between initial, one-time, and on-going training needs. The panel featured strategies that smaller and more localized organizations may engage to incorporate these best practices into existing healthcare operations.More
Improving Senior Healthcare Through Telemedicine
Presenters discussed the utility of geriatric telemedicine as well as the benefits. Additionally, the panel detailed the geriatric telehealth network they have created through the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.More
If you missed a session...
If you missed a session you would have liked to attend, you still have a chance to learn about it! All concurrent session presentations and many pre-meeting courses at ATA 2014 were recorded and will be available for purchase on ATA's new online Learning Center. The digital recordings include the presenter's audio and synced PowerPoint slides, providing full, multi-media experience of the event. For more information on the Learning Center, click here.More
BIOSCAN — XPRIZE
BIOSCANR, the personal health monitor will detect problems before they occur. It uses real time vital signs to detect problems before they occur. The result is a data-driven solution for preventative personal wellness. BIOSCAN is simplifying medical diagnosis with wellness technology.More
GeaCom, Inc. — XPRIZE
GeaCom makes Phrazer, the Edison Award winning medical device that helps caregivers work with patients despite language, gender, literacy, culture and issue at hand. Phrazer is revolutionizing healthcare by employing the sciences of communication and information theory to reduce errors, dramatically improve efficiency and making valid care more portable. Phrazer is a hand held medical device that can gather patient vitals while interacting with them to register, triage, treat and educate. More
ZYTO Technologies, Inc — XPRIZE
ZYTO is the global leader in Biocommunication technology. It develops and produces computer software that communicates directly with your body, gathers information and reports the findings. This information is used by licensed healthcare practitioners to facilitate decision making about healthcare and wellness options for their clients. ZYTO's product mix includes the Elite, Select, Balance and EVOX, sold exclusively to healthcare professionals. More
VGo enables clinicians to be in two places at once, with complete freedom to move around. It's field tested and proven in healthcare settings, physicians can observe patients in the hospital or home, it facilitates interactive patient-centered communication, family members can visit patients in recovery or rehab and it reduces unnecessary ER visits and re-admissions.More
Luvozo is developing assistive technology solutions to enable independent living. Leveraging years of cutting-edge research, Luvozo delivers advanced robotic devices and platforms that empower individuals with limited physical mobility to preform activities of daily living around the home and office.More
Thank you for experiencing 'America's Charm City' with us!
With nearly 5,000 attendees representing thousands of companies and institutions, we want to thank you for attending ATA 2014 where we brought together healthcare professionals and leading telemedicine programs to share new clinical research, best practices and innovative business models. Our industry wouldn't be what it is today if it wasn't for each and every one of you. We have enjoyed the time with you in Baltimore, and look forward to future meetings.More
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