Hello there! My name is Prakash Patel. I’m a physician by training, CEO of Access Mediquip, husband and father of two. For more than 16 years, I’ve worked in senior leadership in specialty healthcare, healthcare operations, product development, alliances, acquisitions and strategic planning. I hold a doctor of medicine degree from Cornell University Medical College and a B.S. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan.
I’ve always wanted to start a blog. I believe there are so many big and little issues that should be highlighted, discussed and maybe even solved. And for me, the first step in meaningful change is dialogue.
I’m going to tackle some weighty issues related to health care in general, and surgery and implantable devices in particular. I’ll talk about big data in health care, the sometimes evasive pursuit of quality care and sustainable outcomes, and cost containment. I also have an interest in the expansive and meaningful possibilities I believe exist in forging private/public partnerships to solve some of our most intractable problems. So I’ll address that at some point, as well.
Sometimes I’ll be doing field correspondence reporting when I’m traveling to conferences and other meetings, sometimes from my desk at Access MediQuip’s HQ, and sometimes from the sidelines of my kids’ games if the score is tied going into the final minutes and I just have to tell someone.
I hope you’ll comment on these posts, and together we can expand our footprint to reach more people with more ideas, as well. So thank you again for joining me in this kickoff post. Let the blogging begin!
Thanks for reading!