In an exciting global milestone, Sheba Medical Center and Mayo Clinic, two of the world’s leading medical institutions, signed a collaboration agreement to advance healthcare innovation.
Sheba’s ARC Innovation Center brings together physicians, researchers, startups, industry leaders, academia, investors, and top-tier medical centers to redesign health care. Mayo Clinic Platform is a strategic initiative meant to improve healthcare through insights and knowledge derived from data.
Sheba and Mayo Clinic to Create an Ecosystem
As part of the new collaboration, Sheba and Mayo Clinic hope to create an ecosystem that fosters innovation, facilitating the introduction of new technologies with the potential to change healthcare for the better. To this end, the two centers will help startups develop and validate artificial intelligence algorithms, namely those used for image analysis, digital pathology, and clinical specialties such as cardiology, neurology, and nephrology, assessing the companies’ global market potential and helping them navigate the regulatory landscape to deploy their technologies in the U.S.
According to Prof. Eyal Zimlichman, Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center as well as Director and Founder of ARC, ”This collaboration will allow us to accelerate the development and large-scale implementation of cutting-edge technologies. At the end of the day, it will provide value to patients, families, and communities. As two leading health care organizations, Sheba Medical Center and Mayo Clinic are committed to transforming health on a global scale. We look forward to the journey ahead.”
On his part, Dr. John Halamka, President of the Mayo Clinic Platform, remarked: “We are pleased to continue and grow our innovation ecosystem with Sheba Medical Center to address complex health care challenges. Delivering fair, equitable, unbiased, and useful technology is hard, because it may very well be that a technology developed in one place will work fabulously for some patients, but how do you make it work globally? Mayo and Sheba collaborating will create technologies and innovations greater than the sum of the parts.”
While this latest agreement was signed at the Sixth Mayo-Sheba Annual Cardiovascular Symposium held on June 26–28, 2022, at Sheba’s ARC Innovation Center, the collaboration between Sheba and Mayo Clinic began in 2016, when both organizations’ cardiology and nephrology experts started sharing information and expertise to improve patient care. Here’s to many more years of fruitful collaborations.