By Patricia Mechael
Co-founder and Policy Lead at HealthEnabled on behalf of the Global Digital Health Index
Patty has a 20-year track record in global health thought leadership in personal connected and digital health, both globally and domestically.
At the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), a non-profit organization formed by HIMSS, Patty's work is focused on collaborating with industry, healthcare, public policy, research and advocacy groups to convene the global personal connected health community, and to accelerate the technical, business, policy and social initiatives necessary to advance the field. PCHAlliance convenes the global personal connected health community at the annual Connected Health Conference, and publishes and promotes adoption of the Continua Design Guidelines, recognized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as the international standard for safe, secure, and reliable exchange of data to and from personal health devices.
She also serves as Principal and Policy Lead for HealthEnabled, where she has led the organization’s global thought leadership and advocacy, research and policy work in Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda, and efforts to create a Global Digital Health Index. Prior to co-founding HealthEnabled, she served as Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance.