MINNEAPOLIS, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, announced today that Mark VanderWerf, Nonin's Vice President of eHealth and OEM, has been elected Chairman of the American Telemedicine Association's (ATA) Industry Council and will join the ATA's Board of Directors.
The ATA is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. The ATA and its diverse membership work to transform healthcare to improve quality, equity and affordability throughout the world through the full integration of telemedicine and virtual care into healthcare delivery.
"We are excited to have Mark's energy, focus and experience as Chairman of the Industry Council," said Jon Linkous, Chief Executive Officer of the ATA. "The ATA's Industry Council represents the most influential corporations in telemedicine including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Panasonic, Philips, IBM and about 45 other corporations. We welcome Mark's leadership as the ATA continues its work with industry to advance the future of telemedicine."
VanderWerf is a globally recognized thought leader, speaker, and advisor in telehealth, telemedicine and virtual care. He was the founder and President of AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc., the world's leading supplier of medical devices for telemedicine, as well as Telehealth Advisors, an industry consulting practice. VanderWerf was elected to the College of Fellows at the ATA in 2011 and is a founding board member of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth.
About Nonin Medical, Inc.
Nonin Medical, Inc. invented the finger pulse oximeter and designs and manufactures noninvasive medical monitoring solutions that meet customers' technology needs today and tomorrow. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, USA, with an additional customer service center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Nonin Medical sells its pulse and regional oximeters, capnographs, sensors and software to health professionals and consumers in more than 125 countries. The company also has more than 200 OEM partners worldwide. For more information, visit nonin.com.
About the American Telemedicine Association
The American Telemedicine Association was established in 1993 as a non-profit organization and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Membership in the ATA 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. For more information, visit americantelemed.org.
SOURCE Nonin Medical, Inc.