Israel Medical Sector

Israel is a world leader in medical and paramedical research, and bioengineering capabilities. Biotechnology, medical, and clinical research account for over half of Israel's scientific publications, and the industrial sector uses this extensive knowledge to develop new pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and treatment therapies.

Israeli solutions are answering today’s healthcare challenges to lower overall healthcare costs and meet the world’s evolving needs of aging populations.

About 40% of all Life Science companies established during the last 6 years; while 70 – 80 new companies established each year reaching over 1300 companies by 2016.


In Medical Devices arena, Israeli scientists and engineers have integrated advanced technologies in electronics, communications and electro-optics to develop world-class innovations in digital Imaging, medical lasers, telemedicine, early diagnostic and Smart Surgical equipment.

Hospitals
There are around 60 hospitals and medical centers in Israel. In addition to general hospitals, there are a number of specialized hospitals throughout the country. Most of the hospitals are government-owned and operated by the Ministry of Health, although some are fully private.
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Venture Capital
The main source of funding for independent startups is VC funding, making it a critical engine of entrepreneurial activity. By 2012, the World Economic Forum had ranked Israel number one for venture capital availability in its Global Competitiveness Report.
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Incubators
There are 24 incubators in Israel to date, out of which 22 are technological incubators, 1 is a technology based industrial incubator and 1 is a designated biotech incubator. The incubators are spread all across Israel including 8 that are located in peripheral areas. There are approximately 180 companies in various stages of R&D that operate in the incubators at any given time.
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Medical Tourism

Israel is emerging as a popular destination for medical tourists. Israel ranks as one of the world’s best places for foreigners to get medical care. The Medical Tourism Index (MTI) ranks Israel highest in a survey of 25 of the most popular destinations for medical tourism for care, services, and best patient experiences and third overall as the best place for non-Israelis to get medical care.
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Top trends for 2015 medical devices & medical services
The following topics are considered to be top trends for the medical devices & services for 2015:

Medical Diagnosis
Medical diagnosis (often abbreviated dx or Dx) is the process of determining which disease or condition explains a person's symptoms and signs. The information required for diagnosis is typically collected from a history and physical examination of the person seeking medical care. Often, one or more diagnostic procedures, such as diagnostic tests, are also done during the process.

Chronic Disease and health monitoring Management & rehabilitation
Chronic Disease and health monitoring Management & rehabilitation provides a periodic measurement that guides the management of a health, a chronic disease or recurrent condition and enhance and restoring of functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities.

Orthopedics
Orthopedics the medical specialty concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, especially the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as muscles and ligaments.

The transit from Hospital care to Home care
The service of transportation from the hospital to home that is available for patients who want to stay at home after medical intervention. Home care, (also referred to as domiciliary care, social care, or in-home care), is supportive care provided in the home. Care may be provided by licensed healthcare professionals who provide medical care needs or by professional caregivers who provide daily care to help to ensure the activities of daily living (ADL's) are met. In-home medical care is often and more accurately referred to as "home health care" or formal care.

Smart senior care using digital technologies
Smart Senior Care with using of digital technologies assists clients with a broad array of daily tasks and activities such as bathing, walking, escorting to appointments, and preparing meals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all in the comfort of their own home.

Smart Hospital Management
Smart Hospital Management Software package delivers complete hospital management solution for every care point. It is built on state of art technology using industry standards.

Wearable and mobile healthcare device
A wearable medical device can be defined as a device that is autonomous, that is noninvasive, and that performs a specific medical function such as monitoring or support over a prolonged period of time.

Mobile healthcare devices are supported by medical software applications (apps) that can give a lot of medical things like simulating of surgical procedures or conducting of simple medical exams, such as hearing or vision tests.

Telehealthcare
Telehealthcare enables medical consultations to be conducted between patients and health professionals across different locations. Also it means the existence of different alarm systems which are available for your home that can let a family member, friend, neighbour, nurse or warden know by phone when there's something wrong. There’s also special telehealth equipment available, which can monitor your health in your own home (like measuring your blood pressure, blood glucose levels or your weight) This can reduce unplanned visits to the hospital that a patient need to make. The measurements are automatically transmitted to the doctor or nurse.