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Rafael Pires Miranda

PhD Student

Centro de Estudos de Gestão do Instituto Superior Técnico


Rafael Miranda is a researcher at the Centre for Management Studies at Instituto Superior Técnico (CEG-IST). He earned his MSc in Biomedical Engineering from IST in November 2018. During his MSc, he collaborated with Luz Saúde and INESC-ID to develop a deep learning model for multi-label ICD-9 classification of hospital discharge summaries.

From 2018 to 2020, Rafael gained professional experience as a Business Intelligence Developer at CUF hospital group. In October 2020, he began pursuing a PhD in Engineering and Management at IST. His current research is conducted in partnership with Siemens Healthineers, under the supervision of Mónica Oliveira, Filipa Matos Baptista, and Isabel Albuquerque, focusing on "Developing methods for continuously monitoring and evaluating integrated remote care interventions." At Siemens Healthineers, he is responsible for ActExcell projects as part of the Enterprise Services team. ActExcell is a digitally-enabled service combining data-driven insights with experienced healthcare advisors through digital dashboards and defined KPIs.

Rafael's contributions to his field include the publication of 2 papers in high-impact health policy journals and presentations at 4 national and international conferences. Additionally, he has mentored 4 master's students and serves as a teaching assistant in the newly-established IST course "Engineering, Decision, and Public Policies." His primary research area revolves around value-based business intelligence, specifically focusing on the development of methods and tools to support the management of remote patient monitoring programs.

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