Jo Carol Hiatt, MD, MBA joins the Medical Device Innovation Consortium as Vice President, Health Economics & Patient Value

Life Science Partner is pleased to announce the recruitment of Jo Carol Hiatt, MD, MBA to become the Vice President, Health Economics and Patient Value for the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC).

The MDIC brings together representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), industry, non-profits, and patient organizations to improve the processes for development, assessment and review of new medical technologies. It is the only public-private partnership developed to work with government and industry stakeholders to advance solutions that promote patient access to innovative medical technologies.

Well-known across multiple industries, Dr. Hiatt will lead the MDIC’s efforts to increase predictability regarding the scientific and clinical evidence to support health economics assessment and the “reasonable and necessary” standard. She will act as the critical leader to interface between the MDIC, its members of the board, FDA, CMS, and other payors. In addition, she will manage the Health Economic and Patient Value committee to focus on projects that have a high priority for its members.

Previously, Jo Carol Hiatt was a Chair for the Inter-Regional New Technology Committee for Kaiser Permanente, where she led physicians and executives in reviewing evidence for new technologies. As an Assistant Medical Director, she acted as a liaison and strategist to produce recommendations for quality care based on available evidence and patient supply/demand forecasts. Her deep understanding of coverage processes as well as her connections with various organizations across the industry will make Hiatt a valuable addition to the MDIC leadership team.

Hiatt graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts, received her Medical Degree from Duke University, and completed her internship and surgical residency at University of California, Los Angeles. She also earned her MBA from UCLA in 2001.

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