The Arizona Telemedicine Program business model

Gail P. Barker, Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Richard A. McNeely, Michael J. Holcomb, Ana Maria Lopez, Ronald S. Weinstein

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The Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) was established in 1996 when state funding was provided to implement eight telemedicine sites. Since then the ATP has expanded to connect 55 health-care organizations through a membership programme formalized through legal contracts. The ATP's membership model is based on an application service provider (ASP) concept, whereby organizations can share services at lower cost; that is, the ATP acts as a broker for services. The membership fee schedule is flexible, allowing clients to purchase only those services desired. An annual membership fee is paid by every user, based on the services requested. The membership programme income has provided a steady revenue stream for the ATP. The membership-derived revenue represented 30% of the ATP's $2.6 million total income during fiscal year 2003/04.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-402
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of telemedicine and telecare
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics


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