He has a Medical Degree, Internal Medicine Speciality, a Master and PhD degrees in Management, and a Law Master’s degree (thesis on the Public Liability implications of AI in Health), presently doing a PhD in Law (Human Rights in the Metaverse: Digital Twins in Healthcare). He is a Medical Doctor and University Professor, teaching and researching in Digital Health, Healthcare Systems and Transformation, Leadership and Management education for Medical Students and Health Professionals. He was one of the first CMIOs in Portugal in 2009-2013 at Hospital Fernando Fonseca, Lisbon, where he implemented large EHR system and founded an Innovation Center in Big Data and Robotics. During the years at the Ministry of Health he was responsible for creating a health data sharing platform for all national health service compatible with the advanced GDPR principles as early as 2012 and set the agenda for ehealth in Portugal. He is the past president of SPMS, Portugal's Digital Health Agency, where he led National eHealth efforts for close to 7 years, implementing a wide set of innovative national level health digital services. In 2019 he established one of the first Digital Health ethics committee in an EU country. He represented Portugal for 8 years and was the former Member States co-chair of the EU eHealth Network, the highest policy body on eHealth in the Union.
Elected Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (within IMIA) in July 2020. He is a National Defence Auditor (National institute of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Portugal). Since August 2020 he has integrates the HL7 Europe Foundation Board of Diretors. He now works as an Academic in two high-ranked business schools (ISCTE-IUL, and Catholica Business School), and one medical school (FCS-UIB), and on individual consulting projects in Healthcare Transformation and Digital Health (www.henriquemartins.eu). He has authored a series of papers some of which looking at new trends for digital health at Global, European, National and Hospital levels.