BALTIMORE, May 20, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — InTouch Health announced that Yulun Wang, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for InTouch Health, will be appointed as the new President for the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) effective at the conclusion of its 2014 annual meeting.
Dr. Wang launched his career at the intersection of healthcare and technology with the founding of Computer Motion, Inc. and the invention of AESOP, the world’s first FDA-cleared surgical robot. Under his leadership, Computer Motion went public in 1997 and later merged with Intuitive Surgical to forge the multibillion-dollar surgical robotics industry. In 2002, Dr. Wang founded InTouch Health, which has been recognized as one of the fastest growing healthcare and technology companies by the likes of Inc. 500 and Deloitte 500. Dr. Wang has received multiple entrepreneurship and leadership awards and was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering in 2011. Author to more than 50 publications and 100 registered patents, he is a member of the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board, the Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Board of Directors, and the ATA Board of Directors, where he recently served as an officer and will now serve as President.
Dr. Wang said, “I am honored to accept this leadership post and to serve as President of the ATA during these exciting times. Telemedicine is a cornerstone technology that can fundamentally help us solve our healthcare delivery challenges of lowering cost, increasing access and improving quality. I look forward to serving the ATA and its membership over the next year as we embrace change for the betterment of all.”
“We’re excited to embark on another groundbreaking year for telemedicine with Yulun at the helm,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of ATA. “Under Yulun’s leadership, ATA and its membership will continue on the mission to promote professional, ethical and equitable improvement in healthcare delivery through telecommunications and information technology.”
About American Telemedicine Association
The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA and its diverse membership works to fully integrate telemedicine into transformed healthcare systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Established in 1993, ATA is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information visit: www.americantelemed.org