MassDevice Q&A

June 30, 2009 by MassDevice staff

Q&A Features

03/11/2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Veteran cardiologist and patient safety advocate Dr. Robert Hauser tells MassDevice.com about his new vision for healthcare surveillance, his long struggle to spur change at the FDA and what FDA regulators can learn from aviation regulation.

Dr. Robert Hauser

Veteran cardiologist Dr. Robert Hauser is eager for change, even if he has to go straight to Capitol Hill himself to make it happen.

The patient safety advocate and vocal critic of the FDA announced at this year's American College of Cardiology conference that he's working on a proposal to...

02/13/2013 by Brian Johnson

Boston Scientific CFO Jeffrey Capello tells MassDevice.com how the medical device company plans to pull itself out of one of the roughest patches in its history.

Boston Scientific CFO Jeffrey Capello

MassDevice.com sat down with Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) CFO Jeffrey Capello in New York City this...

02/12/2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Direct Flow Medical president and CEO Bernie Lyons are betting that its heart valve technology can use the decade's worth of experience of the medical device industry's transcatheter aortic valve implant pioneers to leapfrog the competition.

Direct Flow Medical CEO Bernie Lyons

Being one of the smallest players on the field means you've got to differentiate yourself to stand out against the titans of the game, and that's what Direct Flow Medical CEO Bernie Lyons aims to do.

Direct Flow and its transcatheter aortic valve implantation technology must face down...

01/18/2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Johns Hopkins patient safety expert Peter Pronovost on medical errors, medical device data and the role medtech must accept in preventing needless deaths.

Peter Pronovost of Johns Hopkins Medical

Healthcare providers are looking to medical devices to play a new role in hospital care, providing a whole-patient view of health through technologies that talk to each other and help clinicians make decisions about treatment.

Dr. Peter Pronovost, a critical care physician and anesthesiologist as well as...

01/14/2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Masimo founder & CEO Joe Kiani tells MassDevice.com how closed healthcare data leads to patient injuries and deaths and the business reasons that the data has stayed closed for so long.

Masimo founder and CEO Joe Kiani

Healthcare companies are running out of reasons to keep their data behind closed doors, according to Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) founder & CEO Joe Kiani.

The technology needed to enable transparency is already here, so it comes down to a matter of leadership, he...

12/20/2012 by Arezu Sarvestani

Zoll CEO Rick Packer says that tax repeal advocates on the front lines of the discussions with Washington are optimistic that the levy on device makers will be addressed before it hits in January.

Zoll CEO Richard Packer

As the medical device excise tax creeps closer to its planned launch date, all eyes are on Congress to see whether medtech lobbying efforts will yield a win for the industry.

While lawmakers weigh the tax and argue their way toward the so-called fiscal cliff, device industry stakeholders are placing their bets on whether or not the excise tax will survive until January.

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