A nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the affordability, equity, and quality of healthcare across the globe, the American Telemedicine Association is based in Washington, DC. With over 10,000 members, the ATA is open to students, individuals, corporations, and other institutions to help make it the leading association for the multi-billion-dollar telemedicine industry. In addition to member benefits, the organization offers benefits to healthcare providers and regulators with its accreditation program.
Accreditation, which must be renewed every three years, is a sign to consumers and regulators that an organization is dedicated to ensuring best practices regarding laws, regulations, and industry standards are followed. Providers then can differentiate themselves from their competitors while increasing consumer trust and recognition, and regulators can know the organization is committed to accuracy and quality in telemedicine. To receive ATA accreditation, an eligible healthcare provider organization must submit an application with all required supporting documents. The organization is then surveyed by ATA members to determine that all telemedicine policies and procedures meet necessary standards in the areas of demonstration, attestation, documentation, and online resources.