Leading Health Initiative of The Year Contest

Health Initiative Of The Year Contest
The ‘Leading Health Initiative Of The Year’ contest is held by Reboot Forum and Yedioth Aharonot Group. It is aimed at “Re-Booting” initiatives that can encourage local innovation and entrepreneurship, and contribute to the healthcare system in Israel.
The contest identifies initiatives that can lead to significant change among patients, their families, or their healthcare providers and medical staffs, and thus contribute to the sustainability of the health system in Israel. Contest winners receive a “Reboot Accelerator Package” that includes a financial budget, introduction to influencers and decision-makers, professional advice and support, and broad professional and public exposure.
For additional information and on-going news and updates, visit: reboot page on ‘ynet’

Our ‘Health Accelerator’
In order to bring about change today – and to influence tomorrow’s challenges, we must support the one resource that is most available to us: human capital within and outside the health system. Israeli ingenuity, creativity, and entrepreneurship are our greatest competitive advantages and must be encouraged. Our support is different from commercial accelerators because we do not claim back profits from successful initiatives. Unlike the start-up incubators, the model here is not oriented towards business outcomes for investors, but rather results that will be measured in improving public health, processes, service, patient experience, and more. The profit is of the health system as a whole.

Supporting initiatives today – Promising the healthcare of tomorrow

Introduction video from the 2017 contest

Leading Healthcare Initiative of 2023
The annual public contest in partnership with ‘Yedioth Aharonot’ Group.

Dates: Aug-Sep 2022
Publication: ynet, 13.08.23
More information: see Rules & regulations

Leading Healthcare Initiatives:

Leading Healthcare Initiatives of 2022
Selected from 290 submitted initiatives 

1ST Place: 2022 Leading Health Initiative

רצינו שתדעו

2nd Place: 


3rd  Place:

אמדן פצע דיגיטלי

Leading Healthcare Initiatives of 2021
Selected from 435 submitted initiatives 

1ST Place: 2021 Leading Health Initiative


2nd Place: 

Manipulations on Cancer

3rd  Place:

‘Finger On The Pulse’

Leading Healthcare Initiatives of 2020
Selected from 250 submitted initiatives 

1ST Place: 2020 Leading Health Initiative

Maccabi RD

2nd Place: 


3rd  Place:


Leading Healthcare Initiatives of 2019
Selected from 8400-The Health Network on-going initiatives 

1ST Place: 2019 Leading Health Initiative

HealthTech Ecosystem Playbook

2nd Place: 

Madaei Yesod

3rd  Place:

Boutique Mentoring @ 8400

Leading Healthcare Initiatives of 2018
Selected from 188 submitted initiatives 

1ST Place: “SensPD”
2018 Leading Health Initiative

Raphael Rembrand and Maayan Shachar

2nd Place: “HC Connect”

Guy Tavori

3rd  Place: “ED Smartline”

Mor Saban, Ayala Ben Ari, and Hava Barniv

Forum Members Favorite

Rachel Leikovich

Leading Healthcare Initiatives of 2017
Selected from 207  submitted initiatives

1ST Place: “Bio Bank”
2017 Leading Health Initiative

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

2nd Place: “MedAware”

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

3rd Place: “HEALTHYMIZE”

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

Forum Members Favorite:
“Maccabi 4 The Family”

Dr. Liza Abarbanel Cnani,  Welfare & CR at Maccabi Healthcare Services

Judging Committees Members
*  All years, partial list