InTouch Health Chief Executive, Dr. Yulun Wang, Joins American Telemedicine Association’s Board of Directors
Santa Barbara, CA, July 1, 2009 – Yulun Wang, Ph.D., Founder, Chairman and CEO, of InTouch Health®, the world leader in Remote Presence telehealth solutions, has been elected to the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Board of Directors. The ATA is the leading resource and advocate promoting access to medical care for consumers and healthcare professionals via telecommunications technology. Dr. Wang joins a distinguished group of healthcare, business, and thought leaders who provide the overall vision and strategic direction for the ATA and how telemedicine can impact healthcare delivery systems globally.
InTouch Health provides Remote Presence solutions that enable physicians to perform complete and real- time consults with hospital patients. Remote Presence is a next-generation telemedicine technology platform which combines the power of robotics, wireless, and the Internet to enable hospitals and physicians to bring the right care to a patient at the right time.
The ATA seeks to bring together diverse groups from traditional medicine, academic medical centers, technology and telecommunications companies, e-health, medical societies, government and others to overcome barriers for the advancement of telemedicine through the professional, ethical and equitable improvement in healthcare delivery. ATA is governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the association’s membership.
“This is an important time for the growth of telemedicine in the United States and around the world,” stated Jonathan Linkous, CEO, ATA. “We are pleased to have industry leaders such as Yulun Wang informing the future of the Association and the field of telemedicine as we move toward integrating telehealth as a core function in the healthcare enterprise.”
“As telemedicine evolves and expands its role in the delivery of healthcare, I am honored to participate on the ATA’s board and look forward to bringing my perspective to further ATA’s mission,” commented Yulun Wang, Ph.D. “The government and medical community’s focus on healthcare reform is at a pivotal point. I’m enthusiastic to support ATA as it continues to educate the public and private sectors on the unique clinical models that telemedicine enables in support of improved efficiency, quality of care, and access to care.”
About American Telemedicine Association
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. More information available at www.americantelemed.org
About InTouch Health
InTouch Health provides Remote Presence telehealth solutions that enable physicians to perform complete and real time consults with hospital patients. Through a single broadband network and computer interface, physicians can access a host of Remote Presence devices to provide and document care into emergency rooms, critical care units, patient wards, and operating rooms. Wherever access to medical expertise is limited, Remote Presence can effectively extend the physician’s reach to manage patient care thereby removing critical time and distance barriers. With expertise available at a moment’s notice, Remote Presence enables innovative healthcare delivery models leading to improved quality of care, increased patient safety and satisfaction, and increased hospital revenues and savings.
The Company has more than 200 customers using Remote Presence to deliver specialty care services such as stroke, cardiology, trauma, pediatrics, neonatology, behavioral health, translation services, critical care coverage, patient rounds, and surgical/procedure mentoring.