An experienced medical professional and entrepreneur, Peter (Pete) Killcommons, MD, is the founder of Medweb, a company that focuses on developing telemedicine and medical imaging technology. Active in his field, Peter Killcommons belongs to several organizations, including the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).
Based in Washington, DC, the ATA has established its position as the leading body of its kind, with more than 10,000 healthcare professionals and industry leaders as members. The organization endeavors to support the growing telehealth field by helping build connections between hospitals, private medical practices, and the homes and workplaces of consumers.
In a 2017 press release, the ATA announced its accreditation of the Certificate in Telehealth offered to medical students at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. The school is the first to receive such recognition from the ATA. This occasion marks a new direction for academic medical schools striving to implement the latest technologies and approaches to healthcare into their programs of study, thus better preparing healthcare professionals to help others.