Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Moshe Bar Siman Tov, MA, MBA
Director General, Ministry of Health, Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel


The Making of a World Leading Healthcare system and what’s data got to do with it?

Israel has universal coverage. Israel spends 7.5% of GDP on HealthCare. Significantly lower than OECD average.

Ministry is policy maker, regulator and owns and operates hospital.

Digital Health startups have tripled in the last few years.

Scarse resources drive innovation.
Strive to digitize and computerize health services.
99% of population have EMR Records.

Data used to create data-driven health guidelines and policies.

Quality indicators dashboard provide real time data

Ministry of Health: Regulator as Enabler

OFEK is National Health Information Exchange platform.

EITAN is a paradigm shift. It translates Information rather than just transmit.

Israel makes a global contribution to Health.

Advancing Digital Health is the next step

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