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Dr. Ed Brown made VP at the ATA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Ed Brown (pictured) has been appointed Vice President of the American Telehealth Association, the leading international resource and advocate of the use of advanced remote medical technologies. Based in Washington, D.C., ATA and its diverse membership works to fully integrate telemedicine into healthcare systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world.

Dr. Brown is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), one of the largest and most active integrated telemedicine networks in the world. Under his leadership, OTN supports the delivery of care to more than 125,000 patients annually and access to health professional education to more than 360,000 learners at more than 1,200 sites.

Dr. Brown has won numerous awards for his work in telemedicine, including being chosen as one of twenty-five “Transformational Canadians” by the Globe and Mail, CTV and La Presse in December, 2010 He sits as a Director on the Boards of OntarioMD and the American Telemedicine Association.

An emergency physician who studied mathematics and engineering before embarking on his medical career, Dr. Brown is a passionate advocate for the advancement of telemedicine as an important tool to improve access to care, quality of care and the sustainability of health care systems.

Established in 1993 as a non-profit organization and headquartered in Washington, DC, membership in the Association is open to individuals, healthcare institutions, companies and other organizations with an interest in promoting the deployment of telemedicine throughout the world. ATA is governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the association's membership.

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Posted July 14, 2011