Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer and Israeli HealthTech Start-Ups Join Forces to Advance the Future of Healthcare at Chicago MATTER

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The largest and most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East, Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, along with twenty of Israeli’s most promising health technology start-ups, came together this week for the first ever Chicago-Israel HealthTech Summit. Israel and Sheba Medical Center are at the epicenter of innovation, creating high tech solutions that work to solve real healthcare problems.

2018's Chicago-Israel HealthTech Summit featuring Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer

"Sheba Medical Center is the epicenter of innovative ideas and research in health care. Our ARC Innovation Center will change the way we treat patients and save lives with groundbreaking technology."

In a partnership aimed at turning high tech ideas into lifesaving products, Israel’s national hospital, Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, joined twenty promising Israeli startups at the Chicago-Israel HealthTech Summit this past week.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lent his support by opening up the three day conference. The summit was organized by the nonprofit Chicago MATTER in partnership with Sheba Medical Center and The Center for Digital Innovation (CDI), along with Allscripts.

Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, Sheba’s Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer of the ARC (Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate) Innovation Center, who spoke at the conference, said this kind of partnership is vital to help save patients.

“Collaboration is a crucial part of innovation, and the ARC Innovation Center at Sheba and MATTER will work together closely to bring dynamic healthcare startups to market,” said Dr. Zimlichman.

“Israel has one of the world’s most vibrant communities of healthcare entrepreneurs — and most of them look to the United States to commercialize their technologies,” MATTER CEO Steven Collens said. “MATTER is the ideal launching point for them to enter the U.S., given our network, educational resources and community.”

Zimlichman predicts that over the next decade, Sheba will continue to alter the medical landscape at a swift pace.

“Sheba Medical Center is the epicenter of innovative ideas and research in health care,” said Zimlichman. “Our ARC Innovation Center will change the way we treat patients and save lives with groundbreaking technology.”

At the ARC Innovation Center, seamless integration between innovators, scientists, start-ups, high-level developers, large corporate companies, investors and academia allows the pace of innovation to move rapidly. Dr. Zimlichman is focused on turning inventive ideas – in the areas of predictive medicine, virtual reality and telemedicine – into real technologies and products that help people.
Prof. Zimlichman is available for interviews.

About Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer
Born together with Israel in 1948, Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer is the largest and most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East. Sheba is the only medical center in Israel that combines an acute care hospital and a rehabilitation hospital on one campus, and it is at the forefront of medical treatments, patient care, research and education. As a university teaching hospital affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, it welcomes people from all over the world indiscriminately. To learn more, visit: http://www.eng.sheba.co.il

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