When the world of medicine and the world of high technologies meet…
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Med4Tech members met with the healthcare world at Soroka University Medical Center as part of the new 8400 network program and in collaboration with HIT, which brings together technology leaders from the world of high technology and the world of medicine. Magpie.
Led by the 8400 network, the Med4Tech program, which includes theoretical and practical training, was created to convey basic knowledge and basic terms of medicine, as well as to deepen the knowledge in the field of medicine for those involved in technology and high-tech in the field of medicine.
The purpose of – creating interpersonal connections and assist in the development of technologies that meet the real needs of the healthcare system, improve patient care and provide technological solutions to the problems faced by healthcare professionals.
The emergency department of the hospital “Soroka” is the most active in Israel (more than 170,000 visits per year) and the leading emergency department for short stay among major medical centers in Israel. The Emergency Department is a vital part of the hospital's life-saving system and is at the forefront of the fight in both routine and emergency situations, the staff of the department provides quality and affordable care to more than a million residents of the region.
As part of the first round of the program, the Department of Internal Medicine in Soroka hosted engineers from various companies, including: Microsoft, Google and Teva. The teams met with Prof. Nimrod Maimon, Head of Internal Medicine at Soroka, and Prof. Viktor Novak, Head of the Hat Department of Internal Medicine and the head of the Department of Research, Development and Innovation of the Soroka hospital, who introduced the engineers to the routine work of internal departments and cooperation between departments, laboratories and the operating system.
The participants were impressed by the many lectures on innovation, initiatives, integration research and industry, as well as the challenges of digital healthcare solutions.
As part of the second round of the program, the Medical Center “Soroka” received healthcare engineers from start-up companies, representatives of the Ministry of Health, employees of pharmaceutical companies and technology leaders from international companies. before the participants, an analysis of the hard work of emergency teams and work processes that have been introduced in recent years and made the emergency department of the Soroka hospital leading in the country.
Dr. Dan Schwartzfox: “This meeting opened a window into the world of emergency medicine for high-tech companies – clarified the” path of the patient ” in the emergency department, showed the existing problems and strengths of the emergency room. I am convinced that we will yet see the fruits of cooperation in this area, which will have a beneficial effect on people undergoing treatment in the emergency department.
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