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Medical Device Innovation Consortium selects Simon Mason to lead National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Centre

The National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc), an initiative of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium, has named Simon Mason as its new President. In his new role, Mr. Mason will lead strategy and operations for NESTcc to serve its stakeholders, including patients, providers, payers, medical device manufacturers, regulators, and others.

With a thirty-year career spanning roles in executive management as well as product and business development, Mr. Mason joins NESTcc from Pharmaspectra, a business acquired by IQVIA, where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer. At Pharmaspectra, he led development and commercialization of a data lake of scientific and medical affairs information utilized by pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

“I’m honoured to join the great team at NESTcc and work with this unique organization’s network collaborators, partners, customers, and other stakeholders to change the paradigm of clinical research through the appropriate use of real-world evidence,” said Mason. “Together, we will drive continued innovation for the benefit of patients and all medical device stakeholders.”

NESTcc is focused on advancing the use of medical device real-world evidence (RWE), and Mason’s experience in building healthcare data businesses positions him strongly to advance NESTcc’s mission. As President, he will lead NESTcc’s continued development of a trusted not-for-profit platform for the timely generation of RWE and its collaborative work on advancing RWE methodologies to address pre- and post-market challenges in the medical technology space.

Diane Wurzburger, Chair of the NESTcc Governing Committee and Executive of Regulatory Affairs & Quality for GE Healthcare, commented: “Simon is an innovator and accomplished leader in building healthcare data companies, and I’m excited to collaborate with him to guide NESTcc’s strategic priorities and deliver ever greater value for stakeholders across the medical device ecosystem.”


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