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Unsure about the quality of your hospital's technology infrastructure?

THA member hospitals and health systems are invited to request a visit with Fernando Martinez, Ph.D., founder of the THA Center for Technology Innovation and THA Chief Digital Officer. A former hospital CIO/CISO, certified IT security professional and professional educator, Martinez is available as a resource to THA member hospitals who would like to discuss areas of IT including cybersecurity, strategy, operations, strategic planning, or design. This service is at no charge to THA members and is subject to availability and scheduling. For time-sensitive matters, phone visits are also available.

Complete the form below to request a site visit with Fernando Martinez.

Fernando Martinez, Ph.D., CHCIO, FHIMSS, is an accomplished health care executive and technologist who has worked with some of the largest healthcare systems in the country and is a recognized technology expert with a history of developing innovative and transformational technology strategies for organizations of all sizes.

His experience spans a variety of health care settings including academic medicine, county and government systems, public sector health care, private non-profit, faith-based systems and foreign territories / governments. Martinez is the chief digital officer for the Texas Hospital Association, and served previously with the Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, Texas, as senior vice president and chief information officer. Prior to Parkland Martinez served as CIO for the Jackson Health System in Miami Florida, a five hospital, public-sector safety net hospital system and also worked as a corporate executive for Beacon Partners, a premier health care management consulting firm based out of Weymouth Massachusetts.

Martinez was recognized as the 2012 Technology Executive of the Year for South Florida and is the 2009 Information Security Executive Award Winner. He has published numerous articles focused on management, technology strategy, IT security and governance; is a frequent speaker at national IT meetings on technology; and is a faculty member of Graduate Healthcare Management Programs for the Chapman School of Business at Florida International University. He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Information Technology with concentrations in information security and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organization.

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Fernando Martinez

Fernando Martinez, Ph.D.