CHIME, Sheba Medical Center Take Steps to Launch Innovation Lab near Tel Aviv
ANN ARBOR, MI, May 14, 2019 – Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) are pleased to announce that they have signed a letter of intent to create a unique “healthcare innovation lab” within Sheba’s new ARC Innovation Center. The Sheba-CHIME Innovation Lab will provide executive-level healthcare innovation education and promote healthcare innovation globally.
Eyal Zimlichman, MD, Deputy Director General, Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Medical Officer at Sheba Medical Center, maintained that Sheba Medical Center and CHIME have a shared mission and common goal to bring high-quality, low-cost care to patients. Zimlichman added, “Sheba Medical Center and CHIME are committed to helping innovation and IT executives grow as leaders. We endeavor to bring people from many backgrounds and disciplines together to develop sustainable solutions and products that enhance value for patients as well as the patient experience. The Sheba and CHIME Innovation Lab will be a catalyst for that.”
“Sheba Medical Center is the leading Academic Medical Center in Israel and is renowned for advancing digital health around the world,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell. “This is a great opportunity for CHIME members and our partners in Israel to collaborate on innovations that improve health and care. Together we will build a model that encourages innovative thinking and drives change across the healthcare industry.”
CHIME Innovation was launched earlier this year to offer innovation education, facilitation and provide physical centers and labs. Sheba Medical Center brings the ARC (Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate) innovation strategy and Innovation Center, a multidisciplinary program designed to bring healthcare innovations quickly to market.
“The medical center’s expertise in big data combined with the ARC Innovation Center’s ability to expedite the commercialization of new technologies has made Sheba a global innovator,” said Jonathan Fritz, JD, executive director of CHIME Innovation. “We are excited to share ideas and strategies for facilitating innovation. Leveraging the strengths of each,
CHIME and Sheba will advance the adoption of innovation for improved health and care.”
About Sheba Medical Center at 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. In 2019, Newsweek magazine named Sheba one of the top ten hospitals in the world. To learn more, please visit: eng.sheba.co.il.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,800 members in 51 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.