A REVIEW – POST MEDINISRAEL 2019

MEDinISRAEL is the flagship event of the Digital Health industry in Israel. From Bengaluru, MedinIsrael were represented by Biocon. Tata Digital Health, Care-On-Call and others.  This event brings the global healthcare ecosystem closer together. The healthcare community members enjoy a rewarding experience of outstanding achievements, understanding potential breakthroughs, gaining insights into diverse investment opportunities and productive collaborations. Deploying E-Health policy for safety, security & quality, vast array of Telemedicine services, 100% EMR at all health facilities for the unprecedented 25 years with over 450 active Digital Health companies on the ground, the Government keeps investing strongly in Digital Health Services and Technologies thus putting Israeli expertise in international demand.

A strong, government-backed healthcare system support them in their efforts. Israel offers universal healthcare to all its citizens through healthcare maintenance organizations (HMOs) that run hospitals, clinics, research institutes and also encourage innovation by promoting incubators and accelerators embedded with them.

Israel has other big healthcare inventions to its credit, including the heart stent and the recently developed electronic “nose” that can smell 17 diseases on a person’s breath — diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, tuberculosis, diabetes and lung cancer.  Apollo Hospitals has partnered with Israel’s Zebra Medical Vision to use AI for medical imaging. PillCam,a tiny capsule that travels inside the body, capturing images and information about the patient’s digestive tract, has changed the world of gastrointestinal diagnostics. After its official release in 2001, the PillCam SB video capsule has since been used nearly 1.5 million times by more than 5,000 medical facilities in over 75 countries and it has established wireless capsule endoscopy as the global standard for small bowel diagnostics.

Israel’s largest HMO, Clalit Health Services, owns and operates1,500 primary care clinics and 14 hospitals and the Clalit research institute also has data on over 4.5 million patients. This is the key advantage that Israeli HMOs have over others. They have maintained electronic medical records of patients since the1990s.

Another example of Israeli-Indian co-operation in the health sector is Heramed, which is a smartphone based foetal heart rate monitor. Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA), on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and IIA, on behalf of the Government of Israel, are supporting the project. A number of Israeli companies expressed their interest in moving their focus from US and Europe to India, in the recent Conference. The expanding cooperation between the governments of Israel and India will see deeper focus on digital healthcare and India’s plan for universal healthcare and emphasis on AI in all, will reinforce its collaboration with Israeli companies.

Many of these companies are now working on pilot projects in India. India already uses Israeli prowess in the fields of defence and agriculture (think drip irrigation).  Indian healthcare service providers are working on collaborative ideas with Israeli counterparts and smart digital startups. The insights gleaned from the Israel experience can be tweaked and customized for large scale deployment in India. Some of Israel’s healthcare innovations are already helping Indian patients.

Companies in India can benefit from the advanced Israel technologies especially in Digital healthcare and other inventions. Relevant companies, interested to learn more on potential collaboration and visit Israel to meet and collaborate with these companies are invited to contact the Economic and Trade Department at the Israeli Consulate General to South India, in Bengaluru.

For further queries, contact:

Ms. Veshala Gajaraj,

Trade Officer in Bengaluru.
Ph:+91-80-49406517.

Veshalakshe.Gajaraj@israeltrade.gov.il

 

 

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