The Regional Ministry of Healthcare is the department of the Regional Government of Murcia which is in charge of the proposal, development and implementation of General Guidelines in the Field of Health.
The Servicio Murciano de Salud (SMS), depending directly on Ministry, is a public entity responsible for the provision of health care to citizens, as well as the management of public health services. It employs about 19.000 professionals and manages the communications information system and computer application development used in 10 public hospitals and their specialist care centers, 84 health centers and 140 clinics, as well as centers of blood donation and other health services.
In ProEmpower, SMS will be public procurer (member of the buyers group) as well as health service provider and provider of site for requirements analysis, prototype tests and pilots for Murcia region. It is directly linked with FFIS Murcia, which is responsible for the management of the Murcia pilot site.Furthermore, SMS are task leader for the “Training for Empowerment” change management programme and its application.