In a partnership aimed at turning high tech ideas into life-saving products, Israel’s national hospital, Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer was a key player at the recent Chicago-Israel HealthTech Summit, where the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, met with health-tech start-up entrepreneurs, as well as Dr. Eyal Zimlichman,
Sheba’s Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer of the ARC (Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate) Innovation Center.
The three-day conference was organized by the nonprofit Chicago MATTER in collaboration with Sheba Medical Center, The Center for Digital Innovation (CDI) and Allscripts.
“Collaboration is a crucial part of innovation, and the ARCInnovation Center at Sheba and MATTER will work together closely to bring dynamic healthcare startups to market,” said Zimlichman.
“Israel has one of the world’s most vibrant communities of healthcare entrepreneurs — and most of them look to the United States to commercialize their technologies,” MATTER CEO Steven Collens said. “MATTER is the ideal launching point for them to enter the U.S., given our network, educational resources, and community.”
Zimlichman predicts that over the next century, Sheba will continue to alter the medical landscape at a swift pace.
“Sheba Medical Center is the epicenter of innovative ideas and research in health care,” said Zimlichman. “Our ARC Innovation Center will change the way we treat patients and save lives with groundbreaking technology.”
At the ARC Innovation Center, seamless integration between innovators, scientists, start-ups, high-level developers, large corporate companies, investors and academia allows the pace of innovation to move rapidly. Dr. Zimlichman is focused on turning inventive ideas – in the areas of predictive medicine, virtual reality and telemedicine – into real technologies and products that will alter the course of patient care.
Photo caption-Mayor Rahm Emanuel (center) and Sheba’s Dr. Eyal Zimlichman (to the left of Mayor Emanuel) at the MATTER summit.