Welcome to the first in a series of interviews with Mitesh Patel, MD, chair of eShirt’s scientific advisory board. These videos will focus on the emerging challenges in today’s healthcare landscape, and on how eShirt as a next-generation remote patient monitoring system can play a role in addressing them.
Dr. Patel is a board certified emergency room physician, a fellow of both the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and the American Institute for Healthcare Quality, and a Certified Physician Executive (CPE). In his many roles as a senior executive with Dignity Healthcare, he implements and oversees forward-thinking programs designed to address the needs of an aging population faced with increasing rates of chronic disease, a shortage of physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers to care for them, and ever-increasing costs of care.
In this first episode Dr. Patel describes the need of healthcare providers to extend their reach beyond the hospital and other traditional settings to patient’s homes or wherever they love to be.