Northwell and Israel collaborate to advance patient care (via YahooNews)

(The following article originally appeared on Yahoo News, via PR Newswire)

Northwell Health has signed an agreement with the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) to collaborate on the development, validation and implementation of medical innovations that advance patient care. 

Representing hundreds of medical technology start-up companies in Israel, the IIA is a government-backed agency that partially funds newly founded companies to help them develop and bring their products to market. Israel is second only to Silicon Valley in the number of medical technology start-ups based there.

“Northwell will seek to engage its clinical and administrative experts to identify and pilot groundbreaking innovations, which have the potential to improve quality and better serve our patients,” said Northwell Health President and CEO Michael J. Dowling.   

The joint agreement was brokered in part by Northwell Ventures and the Government of Israel Economic Mission, which promotes collaboration between Israeli and American companies in a variety of sectors.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE