Leading Health Initiative of 2018 Contest

Health Initiative Of The Year Contest

The contest identifies initiatives that can lead to significant change among patients, their families or medical staff, and thus contribute to the sustainability of the health system in Israel. All members of the community participate in the selection of initiatives, where the winners receive a “Reboot Accelerator Package” that includes a financial budget, introduction to influencers and decision makers, professional advice, support and mentoring, and broad professional and public exposure.

Leading Healthcare Initiative of 2018

Are you a doctor, a nurse, employee of the health system, a public institute, association, NGO or a private company in the health sector? Or Maybe an entrepreneur or a startup? Do you want to influence, improve or make a change – and you know how it needs to be done?
If you have an idea or an initiative that can help patients or improve our healthcare system, if you always wanted to realize a program or a project, or if you already launched it and want to share it, expand it, or apply it to other places – we can assist! Apply for the “leading Healthcare Initiative of the year” contest.
Submit an initiative today and you can change the health of tomorrow!
‘The leading Healthcare Initiative’ contest (see rules & regulations) is held by Reboot Forum. It is aimed at “Re-Booting” initiatives which can contribute to the sustainability of the healthcare system in Israel. For additional information and on-going news and updates, visit: www.infomed.co.il.

The 2018 Judging Committee

Leading Healthcare Initiative of 2017
Submitted in total: 207 initiatives
Semi Finals/Finals: Shortlists

The call for projects to submit to the Health Accelerator is being realized by this annual competition, in cooperation with ‘Globes’ newspaper. 2017 publications were answered by individuals and professionals alike (medical centers, health funds, doctors & nurses, start-up companies and private entrepreneurs). In all, more than 200 projects were submitted to a volunteer jury composed of a wide range of healthcare stakeholders: from patient organization representatives to policymakers, academia, industry, media representatives and more. Jury narrowed the selection to ten top innovations. The final winners were announced on June 17th, 2017 at the Annual Reboot Conference. They have received a package consists of financial support, media coverage, professional exposure, consulting, close mentoring, meetings with policymakers and more. Helping them identify and open the right doors and, in time, see their innovations implemented or “rebooted”. these 3 initiatives are now underway, changing today – the healthcare of tomorrow:

Prof. Varda Shalev, Director of R&D at Maccabi Healthcare Services

1ST Place: 2017 Leading Health Initiative

“Bio Bank”: A Biological sampling pool for research use. The initiative will be established by recruiting existing sick fund members to donate samples for DNA mapping, bio-markers, and epigenetic testing, which will assist in various studies for the detection and prevention of various genetic diseases.    

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Dr. Gidi Stein, Founder & CEO, a senior physician at the Rabin Medical Center

2nd Place

“MedAware”: Optimization and monitoring of a prescribed medical treatment and prevention life-threatening errors in prescription drugs, that appear to occur in about 1.5% of the patients on average, with the risk of prolonged/repeated hospitalizations, at best, and, at worst, an increased risk of death. This technology can prevent life-threatening errors to approximately 20,000 patients each year in Israel.

Dr. Shadi Hassan, CEO, a physician at the Carmel Medical Center

3rd Place

“HEALTHYMIZE”: An innovative solution for diseases that affect speech, such as lung & heart diseases, through an application that listens to phone calls and processes speech signals. The platform identifies a worsening of the physical condition and thus provides alerts to the patient and medical staff, enabling early treatment and preventing deterioration.

Forum Members Favorite

“Maccabi 4 Family”: This program, led by Liza Abravanel Kanani, a district social worker at Maccabi Healthcare Services, offers a support system for family members of chronically ill patients, including assistance, guidance, information, support and encouragement to help relatives with coping with the patient.