Today I had lunch with Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), and we had a very enthusiastic discussion of how our two organizations can work together in the future. ATA is devoted to promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. The organization works with a diverse membership, comprised of providers, clinics, insurance companies and medical practitioners, to integrate telemedicine into transformed health care systems to improve the quality, equity and affordability of health care throughout the world.
There are so many ways that our associations and members can–and should–work together in the future that I invited Jonathan to speak at our upcoming Fall Conference in Chicago. Working with local clinics and health care professionals in rural America is a natural first start for rural telecom providers as they look for ways to expand their broadband adoption.