ATA 2016 Award Recipients Announced

When:  May 17, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM (CT)
Associated with  ATA 2016
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 ATA Annual Awards. These awards recognize individuals and organizations on the forefront of healthcare technology for their significant contributions to the development of telemedicine.  Winners will formally accept their awards at the ATA 2016 Annual Conference and Trade Show, May 14-17, in Minneapolis. 

“We are honored to recognize these phenomenal individuals and institutions,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association. “Telemedicine holds promise to significantly improve access to high-quality healthcare, and these recipients are true champions in the industry.”

The following awards have been announced:

President's Award for Individual Leadership
Award supported by Jay Sanders, MD of The Global Telemedicine Group
Recipient: Charles R. Doarn, MBA, Professor, University of Cincinnati 

President's Award for Health Delivery, Quality and Transformation
Award supported by AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.  
Recipient: United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley

President's Award for Innovation in Remote Healthcare
Award supported by InTouch Health
Recipient: Propeller Health

Industry Leader Award
Award supported by Cerner Corporation
Recipient: Deborah Dahl, Vice President of Patient Care Innovation, Banner Health 

Special Interest Group (SIG) & Chapter Achievement Award
Award supported by Validic

Recipient: The Telerehabilitation SIG

ATA has also elected six members of distinction as new members to the ATA College of Fellows.  Election as a Fellow is a high honor that recognizes achievements in telemedicine, services to the general telemedicine community and service to ATA. The new Fellows are:

    • Michael J. Ackerman, PhD, Principal Consultant, Teaching & Technology Innovators
    • Rifat Latifi, MD, Adjunct Professor of Surgery, University of Arizona
    • Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, MS, Telehealth Medical Director, University of Vermont Medical Center 
    • James R. Reid, PA, PMP, SSGB, Principal, HPMC LLC
    • Lisa J. Roberts, PhD, President, Government Division, AMC Health
    • Ingrid E. Zimmer-Galler, MD, Associate Professor, John Hopkins University
    • Yulun Wang, PhD, CEO InTouch Health


Minneapolis Convention Center