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Polycom, Inc.

May 17, 2010 07:30 ET

Polycom's Ron Emerson Receives Prestigious ATA Industry Council Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Telemedicine

SAN ANTONIO, TX and PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) -  Ron Emerson, global director of healthcare for Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), received the Fifth Annual American Telemedicine Association Industry Council Award at the 15th Annual ATA Meeting & Exposition, taking place in San Antonio this week. The ATA Industry Council Award is presented on an annual basis to an individual or company in recognition of outstanding leadership in the advancement of telemedicine.

ATA is recognizing Emerson for his leadership and championship at local, national and international levels in promoting and advocating for telemedicine/telehealth and e-health. The award is sponsored by Vesalius Ventures, a venture capital vehicle solely dedicated to funding the development of new technologies in order to advance the world of telemedicine.

Ron Emerson has been a long-time champion of telemedicine and served as the Chair of the American Telemedicine Association Industry Advisory Council from 2007-2008. Emerson has almost 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, having focused on telehealth for more than a decade. He is recognized as an expert in the field, having developed a variety of innovative video-based clinical, medical education and social service applications, and consulted on telehealth deployments worldwide. Prior to specializing in telehealth, Emerson worked in the biomedical field and in nursing, where he practiced in the Acute Cardio Pulmonary, Emergency Room and ICU environments.

"The healthcare industry is a key focus for Polycom, and Ron has played an instrumental role in developing our telemedicine strategy," said Andy Miller, Polycom president and CEO. "We're honored to have Ron on our team and delighted that the ATA is recognizing Ron's tireless commitment to telemedicine and dedication to delivering truly connected healthcare solutions."

About the American Telemedicine Association
The American Telemedicine Association is the leading resource and advocate promoting access to medical care for consumers and health professionals via telecommunications technology. ATA seeks to bring together diverse groups from traditional medicine, academic medical centers, technology and telecommunications companies, e-health, medical societies, government and others to overcome barriers to the advancement of telemedicine through the professional, ethical and equitable improvement in health care delivery.

Established in 1993 as a non-profit organization and headquartered in Washington, DC, membership in the Association is open to individuals, companies and other organizations with an interest in promoting the deployment of telemedicine throughout the world.

About Polycom
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Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Ben Forstag
    American Telemedicine Association
    +1 202.223.3333
    Email Contact

    Robin Raulf-Sager
    Polycom, Inc.
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