India and USA collaborate on telemedicine
September 14, 2016
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and the Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) have agreed to work together to advance the practice of telemedicine to improve access, quality of care and efficiency in the delivery of health services to citizens of both countries.
This agreement between the two nations’ telemedicine associations will allow them to work closely to improve relations between health and technology providers in India and the USA, starting with each organisation’s members.
The ATA and TSI will collaborate to bring recognition to the industry and create connections between their members. The organisations have increased the opportunity for members from each association to network and share knowledge, including discounted membership and opportunities to attend conferences and special events.
“The ATA is excited to be a part of this cooperative agreement with the TSI,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the ATA. “This global partnership is an important step towards creating a global network of individuals, healthcare institutions, companies and other organisations practicing telemedicine.”
The two organisations will also collaborate in the near future on information documents, white papers, and other telemedicine related projects and programmes aimed to increase the practice of telemedicine in both countries.
The ATA promotes the use of advanced remote medical technologies. The organisation and its membership work to integrate telemedicine into healthcare systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Established in 1993, the ATA is headquartered in Washington DC.