Top Health Care Official In Patrick Administration Departs

David Martin, who helped write Governor Deval Patrick’s health care payment reform bill, is leaving. Martin, the Director of Health Care Policy and Strategy in the office of Health and Human Services, is taking a job at Covidien as Senior Director of Health Care Economics and Policy.

Martin says, “I am grateful I had the privilege to serve the Governor and Secretary JudyAnn Bigby for the last five years and to support them in the implementation of health care reform and help advance their health care cost containment policy. There is so much happening in the health care market right now as the industry prepares for a greater emphasis on value in health care; I am really excited about my new role at Covidien, and about helping them navigate this new health care environment.”

Martin has been with EOHHS since June of 2007. Before that, he was legislative counsel for Partners HealthCare and he served as chief of staff and legal counsel for legislature’s Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.

Covidien’s website says the company “manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading product lines in three segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies. With 2011 revenue of $11.6 billion, Covidien has 41,000 employees worldwide in more than 65 countries, and its products are sold in over 140 countries.”

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