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About us


FOLKS is a consulting and training company in health informatics. In addition to highly specialized services, FOLKS offers the knowledge and experience for a healthcare institution to advance the adoption of IT tools and become a digital institution.

Based in São Paulo, Brazil, FOLKS serves hospitals, clinics and IT companies from all over Brazil and also in other Latin American countries, offering an agnostic vendor view, which enables the proper selection of technologies and processes for each hospital.

HIMSS Analytics' partner for Latin America, FOLKS has been acting strongly on preparing hospitals for HIMSS/EMRAM validation.


Our team

FOLKS' team is integrated by experienced consultants, specialists in health informatics and with different backgrounds and careers, forming a first line team, able to attend the most complex projects in Health IT. Currently, FOLKS is led by Dr. Claudio Giulliano.

Dr. Claudio Giulliano Alves da Costa


Doctor, Master in Health Informatics by Unicamp and certificate in Health Information Systems Management by HIMSS. He has worked in hospitals, health plans, IT companies and the public sector. Member of the Technical Chamber of Health Informatics of the Federal Council of Medicine and former president of the Brazilian Society of Health Informatics (SBIS).

Klaiton Simão

Associate Director

Graduated in hospital management, postgraduate in e-learning and MBA in Information Technology, currently holds the position of Associate Director at Folks. For six years he held the position of IT director of the São Camilo's group, having also worked at the Samaritano Hospital of São Paulo and  Autogestão SEPACO.

Rogério Ronculato
Head of Sales

Business Administrator and Data Processing Technologist, has always worked with Information Technology in different sectors of the economy. Developed large projects in hospitals using BPM (Business Process Management) and ECM (Enterprise Content Management) technologies. He was Regional Sales Manager for Latin America in the Health Division of Wolters Kluwer, presenting Clinical Decision Support Solutions (UpToDate, Lexicomp and Medi-Span).

Isabel De Jesus Simão

She started working at HIMSS Analytics in 2010 in Europe. Since then, she has worked in several projects in different regions and countries, such as Turkey, United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, Nordic Countries, Costa Rica. Has extensive knowledge in the validation process of stages 6 and 7 of maturity models.

Luiz Virginio

Biomedical Informata by USP, holds a master's degree and doctoral degree in the area of Health Informatics from Unicamp, where he works especially with the theme of Electronic Record quality and patient safety. He is a professional certified in Health Information and Communication Technology (cpTICS). Acts as auditor in the Certification Process of Electronic Health Registration Systems of the Brazilian Society of Health Informatics (SBIS), as well as author and editor of the manuals of this same process. He is a member of the SBIS Board of Education.

Paula Gonçalves

Nurse, Health Informatics Specialist from the Hospital Sírio Libanês Teaching and Research Institute, Project Management specialist - PMI Practices from SENAC and Oncology from the Israelita Albert Einstein Hospital Teaching and Research Institute. With over 10 years of experience in Digital Health in large healthcare organizations, has deep knowledge in processes and systemic improvements for multiprofessional teams in different areas of the area.

Leandro Miranda
Paula Gonçalves

Graduated in Medicine from FMUSP in 2007 with residency in Clinical Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine at HC-FMUSP.
He holds the title of Intensive Care Physician from AMIB and Health Informatics (CpTICs) from SBIS. In addition to being a FOLKS' consultant, he works at the Hospital 9 de Julho.

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