About the Author
Heimar de Fatima Marin RN, MS, PhD, FACMI is Professor, Health Informatics Graduate Program, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo; Director, Information Technology & Innovation, Hospital Sirio Libanes;Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Medical Informatics; and Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics. Eduardo Massad is Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Chartered Mathematician (IMA-UK), Chartered Scientist (SciCoun-UK), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has almost 40 years of experience in applying mathematical methods to medical problems and is co-editor of the Elsevier's book Global Health Informatics: How Information Technology Can Change Our Lives in a Globalized World. Marco Antonio Gutierrez is an Electronic engineer (1985), with specialization in Electronic Computation by Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Institute of Sao Carlos, USP (1985), Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Polytechnic School, USP (1995) and Associate Professor in Health Informatics, Federal University of Sao Paulo (2008). Currently he is Director of the Department of Computer Science, Heart Institute, USP. Collaborating Researcher on 27 research projects and technological innovation, financed by Brazilian governmental funding agencies (FAPESP). Member of the Brazilian Society of Biomedical Engineering (SBEB) and of the Brazilian Society of Health Informatics (SBIS), entity in which served as Vice President (2008-2010), Treasurer (2010-2012) and Chairman (2012-2014). Roberto Jaime Rodrigues is Consultant, eHealthStrategies, Bethesda MD, USA and Global Health International Advisors, Washington DC, USA; Medical Degree (1964), University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Specialization in Surgery (1973), Beth Israel Medical Center, City University of New York, New York; Visiting Researcher (1975), Medical Informatics Department, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm; Director (1975-1990), Technical Supporting Services, Hospital das Clinicas, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo; Health Information Systems Advisor (1991-2003) and Consultant (2003-2007), Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, Washington D.C. Daniel Sigulem is graduated in medicine from the Paulista School of Medicine (1965) and PhD in Medicine (Nephrology) by the same School (1976). Full Professor (1997) and Dean of the Health Informatics Department. Retired Professor at the Federal University of Sao Paulo (2009). Currently is Graduate Program Advisor in Management and Health Informatics, Federal University of Sao Paulo, and Scientific Editor of Journal of Health Informatics (JHI).