American Telemedicine Association taps Partners HealthCare exec as president-elect

The American Telemedicine Association elected Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, as president-elect.

Dr. Kvedar is vice president of connected health at Boston-based Partners HealthCare and a professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He has authored more than 1,000 publications and two books. He is also co-chair of the American Medical Association's Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group.

Dr. Kvedar previously served as president of American Telemedicine Association in 2004-2005. He served as a member of the association's board of directors from 2002 to 2006. He will serve as ATA president once again for a one-year term beginning in April 2020.

He succeeds John Glaser, PhD, also an executive senior adviser at Cerner.

The American Telemedicine Association represents a network of technology solution providers, payers and partner organizations.

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