As payers and providers across healthcare shift their focus to value-based care, leaders in the medical device industry are racing to keep up. Michael Pederson, SVP of cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure at Abbott, told MassDevice.com why simply solving problems with new technology isn’t enough anymore.
What was your path like from electrical engineering to Abbott’s cardiac arrhythmia business?
Pederson: As an engineer, I’ve always been drawn to how technology can evolve and re-shape entire industries. In particular, health technology can fundamentally change the lives of people battling complex health conditions. Seeing new therapies or diagnostic tools go from the earliest stages of research and design and evolving into the products physicians and hospitals deploy to positively change the course of someone’s life never stops inspiring me.