Just over 5% of the heathcare system's 3 million annual patients end up spending a night in the hospital.
The 18th International Meeting and Trade Show of the American Telemedicine Association began yesterday. Billed as the world’s largest meeting and trade show focusing exclusively on telemedicine, mhealth, and telehealth, the conference is expected to top 5,000 attendees for the first time ever this year and will feature more than 250 exhibitors. The ATA itself is 20 years old and showed a 20% growth in revenue and a 36% growth in staff over the past year. According to Stewart Ferguson, president of the ATA, the vision of the organization is to ultimately see telemedicine fully integrated into healthcare systems.