RAMAT GAN – July 6, 2022 – Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest medical center and a Newsweek Top-10 ranked world’s best hospital for the last four years, held its ARC Innovation Week global summit last week (28-29 June), hosting healthtech innovators from around the world to experience how the future of medicine is being revolutionized at the hospital.
Focusing on cutting edge digital health technologies including precision medicine, big data and predictive analytics, telemedicine and mobile health, Sheba’s ARC (Accelerate Redesign Collaborate) Innovation Center brings together innovators, scientists, startups, high-level developers, large corporate companies, investors, and academia under one roof. The summit included presentations from world leaders in health and medtech and interactive displays of the latest technology being developed at Sheba and deployed around the world.
“The world cannot cope with the healthcare challenges over the next decade if we cannot transform healthcare. We need to accelerate the transformation of care and forge a bold new path,” said Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, director of Sheba Medical Center, in his opening remarks at the summit. “That mutual vision shared by ARC and its partners enables us to lead the way in development and implementation of cutting-edge world-changing technology.”
Among the tech on display was a hands-on demonstration of Sheba Beyond Sheba’s virtual hospital, which was recently deployed to the Moldova-Ukraine border to provide those fleeing the war with medical consultation from Israel’s top-doctors. Attendees were also given the opportunity to experience the latest virtual and augmented reality (VR & AR) technologies being implemented at Sheba’s MSR-XR Healthcare Center to enhance patient experience, improve quality of care and train medical staff.
“We were delighted to host our innovation ecosystem here in Israel to address the complex challenges facing the world of health care,” said Prof. Eyal Zimlichman, Sheba’s chief innovation and transformation officer, and head of ARC. “By showcasing our developed health care solutions, we invited our guests to think further about what we can do together to continue evolving and implementing innovative tech across the world.”
Among the key collaborations celebrated at the summit, Mayo Clinic and Sheba Medical Center signed an agreement to make it easier to share health technology and support early-stage startup companies. The collaboration will create an environment that enables rapid product development in the U.S. and Israeli markets, allowing technologies to be established and launched to transform health care delivery for all.
The summit also included a showcase of Chicago ARC, a new venture collaborative focused on solving health inequities in Chicago and the US, which serves as a landing point for Israeli healthcare innovators seeking to bring innovative solutions to US markets.