Rute Martins is a masters-prepared health informatics generalist. As a knowledge integrator between clinical and technical domains, Rute has worked extensively with healthcare delivery organizations, health IT vendors, and clinical domain experts to advance the use of health IT in supporting better health outcomes, both nationally and internationally.
As a Health Sciences Senior at The MITRE Corporation, she works with HHS agencies to solve complex health informatics problems. In her 18 months at MITRE, Rute has worked with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Health Resources and Services Administration, in areas as diverse as clinical terminology, standards-based clinical decision support, public health data standards, and electronic clinical quality measures.
Prior to joining MITRE, Rute established The Joint Commission’s presence as a measure developer in the health IT arena, energetically participating in numerous industry initiatives to advance electronic measurement. In that role, Rute authored over 20 electronic clinical quality measures used in national reporting programs, and contributed to the refinement of several quality reporting HL7 standards. Rute also led internal lean-six sigma improvement projects, as a lean-six sigma green belt.
Rute has also worked as a healthcare consultant for a major EHR vendor, leading the implementation of a nation-wide performance measurement system in Portugal. In this role, Rute worked extensively with healthcare delivery organizations on strategic and business intelligence projects, as well clinical documentation improvement and EHR data validation initiatives.