Dale Alverson, M.D., has been named president of the American Telemedicine Association, a Washington-based not-for-profit organization that advocates for the use of telecommunications technology to improve access to healthcare.
Alverson, 64, is the medical director of the University of New Mexico's Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research and is a professor of pediatrics at the university's School of Medicine.
In his role at the center, Alverson has planned and directed several large-scale telemedicine programs. He serves as a commissioner on the New Mexico Telehealth and Health Information Technology Commission and is on the board of the New Mexico Telehealth Alliance. Additionally, he's involved in several telehealth projects in Latin America, according to a University of New Mexico news release.
Alverson's appointment was announced at the American Telemedicine Association's annual meeting in San Antonio.