Through her own small consultancy business, Health Connect Partners, Petra Wilson works on a number of EU funded projects digital health projects, including Gravitate Heath, UNICOM and Digital Health Europe as well as the recently published review of GDPR in Healthcare, an in-depth study across all EU Member States.
As well as research project work Petra Wilson acts as EU Programme Director for the Personal Connected Health Alliance (a HIMSS innovation company), through which she supports HIMSS Members engage on EU policy issues in digital health as well as in major EU funded projects such as Gravitate Health and the mHealth Hub. As well as her function in HIMSS, Petra holds a role as senior advisor on health and life sciences at FTI Consulting, for whom she works with a wide number of digital health clients, including Johnson&Johnson, GE Healthcare, Bristol Myers Squib and AXA.
Alongside these roles Petra serves on the WHO’s Digital Health Technical Advisory Group, and in this context is at present active on the Smart Vaccine Certificate “Covid Passport” initiative. She is also a Board Member of the European Association on the Study of Diabetes (EASD).
Petra’s professional experience includes eight years in the European Commission, where she focussed particularly on the use of information society technologies in healthcare; seven years as Senior Director of Connected Health at Cisco, where Petra’s team supported clients in making best use of new communications technologies to drive safer and more efficient access to healthcare. Petra also has deep experience of the health services sector, having worked on both the patient and provider side as CEO of the International Diabetes Federation.
Petra holds a Doctorate in Public Health Law from Oxford University, she has British and Belgian nationality, has lived in Brussels for over 20 years and works in English, German and French.