Heimar de Fátima Marin, RN, MS, Ph.D., FACMI is a nurse who has devoted her professional career to improving patient care using information and communication technologies. She is Full Professo and Director of the graduate Program in Health Informatics at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). She is Member at the American College of Medical Informatics. Heimar Marin was also the President of Brazilian Society of Health Informatics (2002–2008); she is Associate-editor of the International Journal of Medical Informatics; and Elected Chair (2009–2012) of the International Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group (IMIA NI SIG). Currently, she is the Executive Director of the Strategic Committee in Information Technology at UNIFESP and member of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital São Paulo, a teaching hospital of Universidade Federal de São Paulo.