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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 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.

Vision Statement

Telemedicine will be fully integrated into healthcare systems to improve quality, access, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world.

Mission Statement

The mission of ATA is to promote professional, ethical and equitable improvement in health care delivery through telecommunications and information technology. This will be achieved through the following means:

  • Educating and engaging government, payers and the public about telemedicine 
  • Providing a clearinghouse of information and services for both newcomers and experienced professionals 
  • Fostering networking and collaboration among allied interests in medicine and technology 
  • Promoting research, innovation and education 
  • Developing and disseminating policies and standards 
  • Ensuring a strong financial basis for the association to support operations 
  • Creating consumer awareness and support