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Standards and Guidelines Development in the American Telemedicine Association

Standards and Guidelines Development in the American Telemedicine Association
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Author(s): Elizabeth A. Krupinski (University of Arizona, USA), Nina Antoniotti (Marshfield Clinic Telehealth Network, USA) and Anne Burdick (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 9
Source title: E-Health Systems Quality and Reliability: Models and Standards
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare and P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece) and Anastasia N. Kastania (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-843-8.ch018

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Abstract

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) was established in 1993 to promote access to medical care for consumers and health professionals via telecommunications technology. The ATA Standards and Guidelines Committee has been charged by the Board of Directors with identifying, overseeing, and assisting work groups to develop individual standards and guidelines for specific technical, clinical and administrative areas. This chapter will review the mission of the ATA Standards and Guidelines Committee, the process by which standards and guidelines documents are produced, and report on its progress to date in providing the telehealth community with standards and guidelines for the practicing medicine at a distance.

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