American Telemedicine Association receives 200 applications for accreditation program

Just two months after the American Telemedicine Association introduced its Accreditation for Online Patient Consultations, the organization has already received more than 200 applications for accreditation.

The ATA recently awarded its first accreditation to American Well's Amwell service.

The accreditation program was developed to establish standards and criteria regarding telemedicine and the security of patient information, transparency in pricing and operations, and qualifications and licensing of providers.

"This is an important step for telehealth," said Roy Schoenberg, MD, American Well CEO. "ATA's Accreditation Program is establishing an industry-wide standard for patient safety and service transparency. We believe that this is critical to the delivery of quality telehealth and are honored to be included in this accredited group."

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