CINTESIS, the Centre for Health Technology and Services Research, is a non-profit research unit, recognized and supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and hosted by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP).

It’s mission is to to carry out R&D activities in health informatics, biostatistics, health technology assessment, medical decision analysis and clinical and health services; and to promote the transfer of biomedical knowledge, products and services to healthcare institutions and industries, aiming to improve the quality, efficiency and safety of healthcare by targeting the needs of both patients and health professionals.
It’s vision is to become a driving force of innovation and change by creating knowledge, products and services;
To foster better practices by bridging patients and professionals;
For a more efficient and safer healthcare by making research and technology transfer in Health Technologies and Information Systems into clinical settings.