This year’s 2018 Career Achievement is Petra Schultz
Dr. Petra Schultz has 20 years experience in healthcare, focused in drug information, therapeutic policy management, and healthcare information technology. In her current role as Associate Chief Health Officer for IBM Watson Health, Petra focuses on translating the scientific evidence behind IBM Watson Health solutions and services to support client-facing teams in leading with science when speaking the value of Watson Health solutions.
In her previous role as Director of Product Management for Truven Health Analytics (now part of IBM Watson Health), Petra led a team responsible for the delivery of the Micromedex Clinical Knowledge, Patient Connect, and 360 Care Insights solution suites. She led her team through integration into IBM and early phases of bringing cognitive services into Micromedex. Petra previously held various positions across Truven, first within the Micromedex Editorial team then later in a client-facing role shaping and communicating the value proposition and messaging platform for Micromedex and leading the Micromedex Academic Program. Prior to coming to Truven, Petra practiced and held academic appointments in drug information and therapeutic policy management at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Mayo Clinic. She was responsible for instituting formal formulary management services and developing and leading the first drug information service supporting clinicians across the Mayo Clinic Florida campus.
Petra received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida, followed by completion of ASHP-accredited residencies in Pharmacy Practice and Drug Information Specialty Practice at University Medical Center (Jacksonville) and Shands Jacksonville, now a part of UF Health. Petra also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from Florida State University. Her personal interests include travel, hiking, snow skiing, and appreciation of all kinds of music. She comes from a family of musicians and is currently enjoying participating in a 3-year foundational music course with her 6-year-old son.