American healthcare systems are overwhelmed due to COVID-19. Providers are managing respiratory infectious disease on a mass scale, testing their ability and agility.
Remote patient monitoring and telemedicine may enable healthcare systems to provide critical evaluation and care to patients outside conventional clinical settings. These methods allow providers to monitor patients from afar throughout the care continuum, intended to help improve health outcomes while limiting the spread of respiratory infectious disease.
Dr. Sam Ajizian, chief medical officer of Patient Monitoring and vice president of Global Clinical Research & Medical Science: Patient Monitoring and Respiratory Innovations for Medtronic, shares how using remote patient monitoring in respiratory infectious disease management benefits both patients and providers.
About the Author
Author Samuel Ajizian, M.D., FAAP, FCCM, CPPS is a board-certified Pediatric Intensivist with more than 20 years of clinical practice in the Pediatric ICU. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed pediatric residency and Chief Residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He then entered the U.S. Air Force and served 3 years on active duty as a pediatrician and Flight Surgeon in an F-16 squadron. He then completed pediatric critical care fellowship at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, University of Tennessee.
Dr. Ajizian joined Medtronic in 2015 in his first role as Vice President, Medical Affairs for the Patient Monitoring and Recovery business unit. In 2018, he assumed direction of the MITG Medical Safety Office. Dr. Ajizian then became interim director of the MITG Scientific Communications team, where he oversaw the production of key compliance-related deliverables including Clinical Evaluation Reports. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Medtronic Care Management Services.
In 2020, Dr. Ajizian assumed the roles of Chief Medical Officer of Patient Monitoring and Vice President of Global Clinical Research and Medical Science: Patient Monitoring and Respiratory Innovations at Medtronic.