Clinician safety is the top priority during the COVID-19 crisis. Ariel MacTavish, VP/GM of Respiratory Interventions in the MITG division and Frank Chan, VP/GM of Patient Monitoring at Medtronic discuss Medtronic’s first-of-its-kind software solution that enables doctors and nurses to manage and adjust ventilators remotely. This reduces room entries and exposure and conserves PPE. In addition, Medtronic is taking the lead to protect healthcare workers and prepare them for the potential next wave of COVID-19 by partnering with hospitals like Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., where healthcare providers have access to a range of remote monitoring devices such as remote-access solutions for pulse oximeters, used to measure oxygen levels in the blood, and the latest in capnography to monitor carbon dioxide levels in the airways.
Ariel MacTavish is the VP/GM of Respiratory Interventions in the MITG division. Prior to this role, she has led the Global Marketing organization for the business since joining
Medtronic in 2012.
Before joining Medtronic, Ariel was at Johnson & Johnson for 15 years in various commercial and strategic roles. She has experience in an array of technologies including
cardiac rhythm management, stents, surgical wound closure and diagnostics.
Ariel has a passion for bringing the voice of the customer into all aspects of the product development & commercialization process as well as recruiting and developing effective
She holds a BA in History from Dartmouth College and a Masters in International Business from University of South Carolina.