Ludovica Moccaldi

Ludovica has worked at St. Jude Medical as a Market Access Analyst on the Health Economic and Reimbursement team since 2013 where she supports reimbursement activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She is a member of the newly created Brain Pain and Movement Disorder Working Group (BPMD WG) and participates in the Public Affairs WG. She holds a Bachelor in Economics and management from Tor Vergata University in Rome and a Master in Public Administration and International Institution from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. 

We are MedTech is a blog series highlighting employees of the medical technology industry and their work. Meet Ludovica Moccaldi. As a student I envisioned myself pursuing a job that had a positive impact on people’s lives and I am proud to be able to say that I have succeeded achieving this early in my career. I’ve found through my career that working in the MedTech industry makes you feel like you are part of something bigger, something meaningful, and something that touches people’s lives on a daily basis. Our work has a positive influence on the lives and wellbeing of thousands of patients and, in my opinion, that’s the best reward you can possibly receive. As a member of a health economic and reimbursement department at a major medical device manufacturer, my main responsibility is ensuring patients have access to world-class technologies. When I’m asked about what I do on a day-to-day basis, I always refer to my employers focus on ‘patient access’ instead of ‘market access.’ I do this because that’s why we collectively put every ounce of our energy and effort into our work: we want patients to have greater access to innovative technologies that can improve or save their lives. As in other sectors, working in the MedTech industry implies overcoming certain obstacles. We are continuously referred to as one of the most innovative and dynamic sectors in Europe. In many ways, it’s difficult for the wide-range of diverse stakeholders, and even the healthcare system itself, to keep up with the fast-pace environment that innovation brings to our industry. Our role is to educate and inform the various decision makers with factual, clinical and economic data that demonstrate the benefits of new therapies. Every day, I seek to work with key decision makers, or influencers, that...