“Innovation is finding a better way of doing something. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society …it is generally considered a process that brings together various novel ideas in a way that they have an impact on society” (Wikipedia)
Healthcare systems around the world, including in Israel, are faced with many challenges. Among them, budgetary constraints in light of the increase in life expectancy and the economic burden of chronic diseases and difficult medical conditions. These challenges must be addressed in order to avoid human suffering and negative impact on the QoL of patients and their families. Innovation is a key strategy in successfully doing that.
Reboot Forum’s community was established under this framework. Facilitated by TEDMED Live Israel, the forum has committed to advancing innovation, open exchange of opinions and cross-sectoral cooperation to support a Sustainable Healthcare System in Israel, for years to come. The first forum’s summit (September 2014, Jerusalem) presented new information and recent studies revealing the impact of population aging and chronic diseases on the sustainability of the healthcare system in Israel and succeeded in placing the subject on the national agenda. In addition, in order to recognize the efforts of organizations or individuals in advancing healthcare in Israel ‘Reboot Forum’ has announced the ‘AbbVie Innovation award‘, in co-operation with TEDMED Live Israel and Ynet news portal. It recognizes innovative or breakthrough initiatives, projects or activities in several categories that were identified as supporting or advancing healthcare in Israel and beyond (read more about it and see award winners).
* The Award selection committee was led by Dr. Iris Ginzburg, an international expert in the field of entrepreneurship and practical innovation, Head of the Technology Management MBA Program of the Recanati Business School at Tel-Aviv University.