Dr. Juan I. Barrios A. MD Msc.

Senior Advisor in Health Information Systems
 Health BIG DATA specialist.

Big DATA, AI and Health Information Systems

đź“Ť Barcelona, 08029 .

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Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Master´s Degree in Data Science and BIG DATA.

IEBS Barcelone , Master´s degree in Business Intelligence and IT consulting, 2016-2017

Pan American Health Organization, 1987-1988, Health Information Systems advisor
EACM, Medicine and Surgery Degree . CR. 1980-1985



Science, Technology and Telecommunications Ministry, Costa Rica.  E-Government and Cybersecurity team leader

Casa Presidencial , Costa Rica, CTO. IT Government Projects.

Costa Rica Foundation for Sustainable Development, Costa Rica, Executive Director. LINCOS Project Manager. 



Universitat de Barcelona, Medical Informatics, Visiting Profesor.

Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Visiting researcher 2016

Colegio de MĂ©dicos y Cirujanos de Costa Rica, IT consultant,

Col.legi de Metges de Barcelona ( Colegio Oficial de MĂ©dicos de Barcelona ) 2017- # colegiat 54.272


For the last 35 years I have successfully combined career responsibilities in Medical Informatics, Public Administration and Information Technologies . I have extensive experience in the public sector, in private consulting and non-profit sector management. with considerable international experience. I was one of the inspirers and promoters of the successful LINCOS ( little Intelligent communities ) initiative.

Now I am living in Barcelone Spain, improving my knowledge in fields such as mHealth, mGovernment, Business Intelligence, BIG DATA and Medical Informatics. (Bioinformatics). I am currently a member of the Col.legi de Metges de Barcelona ( Colegio Oficial de MĂ©dicos de Barcelona, associate number 54.272 )

Specialties: ICT Industry, Medical informatics, m-Health, Business Intelligence, Health BIG DATA

Profesional Experience

Universitat de Barcelona / Hospital Clinic – Barcelona

Visiting Professor

June 2015 – Present. Barcelona Area, Spain
Cátedra de Informática Médica, Carrers: Medicine and Biomedical Engineering

Mobile World Capital Barcelona

Visiting Researcher

2016 . Barcelona Area, Spain

Colegio de Medicos y Cirujanos de Costa Rica

ICT Project´s main advisor

1998 – Present

Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica

Information Technology Chief Officer / IT president´s advisor

May 2010 – April 2014

IT Planning
Team leadership
Social Media
IT Countrywide planning
Cloud computing



2006 – 2010
Small comercial development oriented to applications on SMS platforms

Central America Autonomous University, UACA, Medicine School

Medical Informatics Professor

May 2009 – May 2010
Development of basic skills in Informatics for Medicine students
Development of the first e-learning infrastructure for Medical Informatics.

Costa Rica Foundation for Sustainable Development

Executive Director, LINCOS Project Director, Board of Directors , Advisor

August 1998  – Present. Costa Rica
Empowering sustainable technologies for the undeveloped world

University of Costa Rica

PROSIC: Program for Information knowledge society,
Associate researcher for the evaluation of Government IT projects

University of Rochester Medical Center

Preventive Medicine. Faculty member ( for the Medical Informatics degree)

January 2002 – December 2006

Adjunct Associate
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, effective
December 1, 2019
Tele Health
Medical Informatics
Master level training

Ministerio de Salud de Costa Rica

National Health Information Systems Manager

May 1994 – May 1998 (4 years )San José, Costa Rica
Countrywide policy making for health statistics
Contrywide health statistics managing for health services and communicable disease
Health information technology systems manager
Health informatics

Costa Rica’s Government

IT senior advisor

May 1994 – May 1998 (4 years, )
Digital policy making support
Promote the use and take advantage of Information technologies in the public sector
To coonect and promote the first Internet connections for public institutions
Telemedicine project design and management.

Ministerio de Salud de Costa Rica

Primary Health Care,  Chief Information Officer

January 1985 – Apr 1990 (5 years 4 months)San José, Costa Rica
Primary Health care information gather, process and data analyze
Technology Plataform migration


Causes Juan cares about:




Science and Technology


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