ATA Action Organizing a Telehealth Advocacy Washington, DC Fly-in, September 18-19
WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 19, 2023 – The American Telemedicine Association® (ATA) today announced that the 3rd annual Telehealth Awareness Week®, taking place September 17-23, 2023, will highlight the value telehealth brings to patients and helps to expand access to quality care, how virtual care is addressing many of the challenges faced by healthcare providers, and its role in building a modern, omnichannel care delivery system. Telehealth Awareness Week will feature a diverse coalition of stakeholders including hospital systems and medical practices, professional associations and patient advocacy leaders, policymakers, telehealth solution providers, and others.
“Since launching Telehealth Awareness Week in 2021, it has provided a special platform for patient communities, healthcare providers and other stakeholders to share their personal experiences with virtual care, shining a light on our most important message: Telehealth. Is. Health.,” said Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, the ATA. “Paired with the celebration of the ATA’s 30th anniversary, Telehealth Awareness Week 2023 will offer resources and educational opportunities designed to support all patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals who depend on telehealth to receive and deliver safe, quality care.”
Washington, DC Fly-in Event
Coinciding with Telehealth Awareness Week, ATA Action is hosting a Fly-in Event on September 18-19 in Washington, DC, to discuss top federal policy priorities related to virtual care. During the event, members of ATA Action and its Patient Voices for Telehealth Coalition will meet with Members of Congress to provide insights on key policy issues affecting the accessibility of healthcare services delivered via telehealth.
Other TAW activities include more than a dozen webinars hosted by ATA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) on topics ranging from global health disparities, improving access to care for the LGBTQ community, telemental health, tech for seniors, remote therapeutic monitoring & reimbursement, patient experience with home testing, telehealth policy initiatives, and bioethical considerations in virtual clinical trials. Additional events and webinars will be announced soon.
About Telehealth Awareness Week
Telehealth Awareness Week will feature a series of events highlighting the role of telehealth in care delivery, provide new educational resources focused on the advantages of omnichannel care, and share the experiences of patients and healthcare professionals who use telehealth to receive and deliver quality healthcare services. Updates on activities planned and opportunities to participate in the week are available on the Telehealth Awareness Week website: www.telehealthawareness.org
About the American Telemedicine Association
As the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, the American Telemedicine Association is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling the system to do more good for more people. The ATA represents a broad and inclusive member network of leading healthcare delivery systems, academic institutions, technology solution providers and payers, as well as partner organizations and alliances, working to advance industry adoption of telehealth, promote responsible policy, advocate for government and market normalization, and provide education and resources to help integrate virtual care into emerging value-based delivery models.
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