SUNRISE, Florida, July 22, 2016 – MDLIVE, the nation’s leader in the rapidly growing virtual health market, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sanjay Patil as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Health Systems Strategy and Transformation. In his new role, Dr. Patil will lead an experienced team of healthcare and technology professionals with responsibility to provide client engagement, system transformation and ongoing change management, with MDLIVE’s industry leading virtual care technology.
“The recent progress of MDLIVE’s technology breakthroughs has been incredible,” Dr. Patil said. “We now lead the telehealth industry by transforming from virtual urgent care, to comprehensive Virtual Care and systematic quality improvement. This can only be accomplished by providing deep integration of our virtual care technology platform into the daily workflow of our Health System and Health Plan partners. Providers will never use a solution that is not integrated into their existing workflow. Our virtual care technology platform provides the foundation for supporting care coordination services around transitions in care, gap closure, and ACO/HEDIS measure improvement.”
Dr. Patil brings more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice, hospital administration, physician/hospital joint venture development, and quality management. He completed his cardiology fellowship at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and received his master’s in Clinical Research and Biostatistics. His published research and clinical trial interest includes the use of machine learning to identify patients at risk for adverse clinical events, and his work with hospital readmission reduction programs has used predictive models, biometric monitoring, and EMR workflow/clinical decision support to significantly lower heart failure readmissions. He brings extensive EMR data model, workflow, and implementation experience to the MDLIVE family.
Founded in 2009, MDLIVE is a visionary and pioneer in the digital delivery of high-quality, convenient, cost-efficient care. The company provides consumers, health plans, health systems and self-insured employers with 24/7/365 access to board-certified doctors and pediatricians via secure online video, phone or the MDLIVE App. Instead of the inconvenience and expense of ER or urgent care visits for non-emergency issues, registered users can receive a virtual consultation through the company’s HIPAA and PHI-compliant secure, cloud-based platform from home or on the go, and if necessary, obtain an e-prescription. Through Breakthrough, the company’s behavioral health service, MDLIVE enables consumers to schedule video appointments with licensed therapists. To learn more about how MDLIVE is using telehealth innovations to improve the delivery of healthcare, visit www.MDLIVE.com.