SPMS aim is to provide shared services in the areas of purchasing and logistics, financial services, human resources and ICT to organisations operating specifically in the area of health, in order to “centralise, optimise and rationalise” the procurement of goods and services within the NHS. SPMS is the national authority in eHealth cooperation matters and represents Portugal in the eHealth Network.
As a Public Business Entity, SPMS has 3 major functions: the Portuguese Health Ministry Central Purchasing, the National IT authority, and the Portuguese representative for eHealth cross-border affairs. SPMS aims to not only cooperate, share knowledge, and information, but also to develop activities for providing services in the areas of health information and communications systems and technologies ensuring that all information is available in the best way for all citizens.
SPMS offers the following services:
- eProcurement centre
- ICT’s services
- Mobile applications (e.g., mySNS Carteira, PEM, Trace COVID-19)
- Monitorisation and Controlling
- Telehealth (e.g. Telehealth National Centre)
- EU Cross-borders Services (e.g., myHealth@eu, x-eHealth projects)
- Health information Ecosystem Strategy (e.g., ENESIS strategy)
- Training Academy
Our contribution to the project
1Portugal testing scenario related with patients with Type 2 Diabetes using G-Lens and National platforms.
2Sharing of knowledge and expertise
3Portuguese representative for eHealth matters
Patient Journey @ EU