I trained in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at the Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and was Director of Cardiac electrophysiology at Pinnacle Health system and Associated Cardiologist in Harrisburg, PA. I am a clinical associate professor of medicine at the Heart and Vascular Institute of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. I left medical practice as a cardiac electrophysiologist (cardiologist with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders) five months ago to enter the area of patient-centered medical technologies. I was the first physician to employ Internet-based remote monitoring of implantable cardiac devices (pacemakers and implantable defibrillators) in the world over 10 years ago. This remote monitoring was the first widespread wireless technology used in the USA. I pioneered the insertion of this type of wireless data into electronic medical records (2003). This spurned my interest in mobile health. I was a practicing cardiologist for 20 years, and had patients referred to me by both primary care physicians and cardiologists, and was surprised at how little patients knew about why they were sent to me. I then started educating the public and patients through support groups about cardiac rhythm diseases. Some are hereditary and affect children, so implications are important. I was a researcher involved in some of the most important cardiology trials ever performed, I sat on Medicare Advisory Committees, and was the chair of a human subject research committee. I am board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and cardiac electrophysiology. I have authored or coauthored many articles and book chapters, and I speak both in the USA and worldwide (Europe, China) at medical conferences about remote monitoring and mobile health. I have always been a patient advocate and now hope to do so from a standpoint that also critiques the regulation and practice of medicine as a whole given perspectives which I have obtained since leaving practice. mobile technology needs its evangelists like myself and others to educate the public and have them ready and asking for this type of healthcare.