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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 as a non-profit organization and headquartered in Washington, DC, membership in the Association is open to individuals, healthcare institutions, companies and other organizations with an interest in promoting the deployment of telemedicine throughout the world. ATA is governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the association’s membership.
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has announced the winners of the 2016 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 were formally awarded at the ATA 2016 Annual Conference and Trade Show, May 14-17, in Minneapolis.
“We are honored to recognize these phenomenal individuals and institutions,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association. “Telemedicine holds promise to significantly improve access to high-quality healthcare, and these recipients are true champions in the industry.”
During this ATA Annual Conference, Mr. Charles R. Doarn was announced the award as “Individual Leadership”.
Mr. Doarn is a Research Professor in Family and Community Medicine and Director, Telemedicine and e-Health Program at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and is on the faculty of the MPH program. Mr. Doarn also holds academic appointments in Environmental Health at UC and Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. He is currently on an IPA assignment as Special Assistant to the NASA Chief Health and Medical Officer at NASA Headquarters. Mr. Doarn is a Fulbright Specialist with the US Department of State and has worked closely with Macedonia. Mr. Doarn served as the Executive Director of the award winning, International Virtual e-Hospital. He is a peer-review funded researcher and has served as PI on a number of federally-funded grants, including NEEMO 12. He has also served as Deputy Director, Center for Surgical Innovation; Executive Director, Telehealth Video Resources Center in Ohio; Executive Director and co-principal investigator for NASA’s Research Partnership Center for Medical Informatics and Technology Applications, located at Yale University and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Throughout the 1990′s, Mr. Doarn served as the Program Executive for Aerospace Medicine and Telemedicine at NASA Headquarters. He is the principle author of NASA’s Integrated Strategic Plan for Telemedicine and served as the lead for NASA’s Telemedicine activities. Mr. Doarn also serves as the Executive Secretary of the Multilateral Medical Policy Board for the International Space Station. Professor Doarn is the editor-in-chief of the Telemedicine and e-Health Journal and serves as the managing editor of Journal of Soft Robotics.
In the following video you will find a part from the award announcement: