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Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase: Another ATP First By Jane E rikso n o n August 7, 2014 A long-recognized leader in telemedicine innovation, the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) is establishing another first. Drs. Dale Alverson and Elizabeth Krupinski in terview Dr. Alan Pitt during a Lightning Round on da y two of the SPS conference. ATP is joining forces with the Four Corners Telehealth Consortium and the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center to host the first-ever Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase, October 6th and 7th, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix. The Service Provider Showcase (SPS) will bring together companies that provide medical specialty services using telemedicine technology to hospitals, clinics, health-care systems, private practices and other providers that want to offer these services to their patients. “It’s time to create an environment in which service providers can gather with health-care providers and develop a shared agenda for the future.”“Our industry has reached critical mass,” said Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, director and co-founder of the ATP, president emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), honorary co-chair of SPS and a pioneer in the telemedicine field. “It’s time to create an environment in which service providers can gather with health-care providers and develop a shared agenda for the future.” SPS will feature about 30 exhibitors, and is expected to draw up to 300 attendees, including health-care administrators, government officials, policy experts, physicians, nurses, health plans and telemedicine and telehealth equipment vendors. A service provider dem onstrates telemedicine technology