Prof. Martins is an Internal Medicine Specialist. He obtained his PhD degree from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge with a thesis on “The use of Mobile ICT in clinical Settings”. He holds a Master in Management from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in HIV/AIDS from the University of Barcelona. He has several publications in the area of Mobile computing in healthcare and many conference presentations/keynotes in the area of eHealth.
He is the President of the Board of SPMS (www.spms.min-saude.pt) the Shared Services and eHealth/IT authority of the Ministry of Health, since April 2013, after having served as Adjunct for Health IT to the Health Secretary of State in Portugal. He was responsible for setting up the Health Information Sharing Platform for Electronic Health Records in Portugal, Nationwide ePrescription/eDispensation, national vaccination records amonts many ehealth projects. He is the representative for Portugal at the eHealth Network (https://ec.europa.eu/health/ehealth/policy/network_en), the EU body responsible for eHealth Policy in the Union, and elected Member State co-chair since 15th May 2018, He is the coordinator of the joint action from EC to work for fostering eHealth in Europe with more than 27 Members States (eHealth Action – http://jointaction3.spms.min-saude.pt/). In the past he has worked as CMIO – Chief Medical Information Officer at Hospital Fernando Fonseca for 5 years. He started and coordinated for 3 years the Center for Investigation and Creativity in Informatics (www.ci2.pt), where he supervised projects in robotics, mobile computing and database exploration and intelligent systems. He presently teaches health management, leadership and medical informatics in Portugal and abroad both at top management schools as well as medical and other health professionals’ schools.