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Prof. Ran Balicer  MD, PhD, MPH
Director, Clalit Research Institute
Director, Health Policy Planning, Clalit Health Serv...
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• Largest of the four sick funds
• Covers 53% of Israelis – 4.2 million members
• Owns 30% of hospital acute beds in Isr...
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CVD Mortality in Israel
Source: Israel Ministry of Health
Maintaining health expenditures
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Maintaining health expenditures
Start‐Up Nation
Israel is becoming 
a global digital health leader
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Why Digital Health?
Multi-morbidityResources shortage
AgingComplexity
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• The platform is burning
– A non‐sustainable system, that realized it   
is in desperate need of a paradigm shift
– Dat...
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Digital Health: Why Israel?
• Research hubs driven by value to patients 
Digital Health: Why Israel?
• Research hubs dri...
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Digital Health: Why Israel?
• Innovation already implemented IN PRACTICE
– Integrated setting willing to innovate
– Whil...
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Digital Health: Why Israel?
• Innovation already implemented IN PRACTICE
– The ‘Predictive Readmission Prevention’ case ...
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Digital Health: Why Israel?
It is happening now, right here
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Thank you!
rbalicer@clalit.org.ilContact: 
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Ran Balicer, Director, Clalit Research Institute and Director, Health Policy Planning at Clalit Health Services presenting at mHealth Israel Investors Summit about "Digital Health in Israel- Brief Introduction".

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  1. 1. 1 Prof. Ran Balicer  MD, PhD, MPH Director, Clalit Research Institute Director, Health Policy Planning, Clalit Health Services Chair, Israel Society for Quality in Healthcare rbalicer@netvision.net.il • Population: ~8 Million • Health Insurance: Mandatory, Free, capitation state funded • Healthcare provision: 1 of 4 sick funds (insurer/provider) • Emphasis on community clinic primary care • Non‐for‐profit • Very few moves between plans (~1.5%) → lifelong membership • 90% ‘happy’ or ‘very happy’ with their health plan Intro ‐ Healthcare in Israel
  2. 2. 2 • Largest of the four sick funds • Covers 53% of Israelis – 4.2 million members • Owns 30% of hospital acute beds in Israel • Operates 1,500 primary care clinics, country‐wide – Family physician + multi‐disciplinary team – ‘Cradle to grave’ membership – incentive for accountable care Clalit Health Services: Israel’s integrated healthcare provider Relatively good outcomes Life expectancy Female Male Infant Mortality Rates Health in Israel Source: OECD 2012
  3. 3. 3 CVD Mortality in Israel Source: Israel Ministry of Health Maintaining health expenditures
  4. 4. 4 Maintaining health expenditures Start‐Up Nation Israel is becoming  a global digital health leader
  5. 5. 5 Why Digital Health? Multi-morbidityResources shortage AgingComplexity
  6. 6. 6 • The platform is burning – A non‐sustainable system, that realized it    is in desperate need of a paradigm shift – Data‐driven Innovation is part of the  solution  • Some needs are clear, waiting for  technology to support them – Better or more efficient, preventive  patient‐centered care models   Why Digital Health? • (Almost) unparalleled DATA – Introduced through the Clalit case study Digital Health: Why Israel?
  7. 7. 7 Digital Health: Why Israel? • Research hubs driven by value to patients  Digital Health: Why Israel? • Research hubs driven by value to patients 
  8. 8. 8 Digital Health: Why Israel? • Innovation already implemented IN PRACTICE – Integrated setting willing to innovate – While keeping lean and mean Digital Health: Why Israel? • Innovation already implemented IN PRACTICE – The ‘Predictive Preventive Nephrology’ case – Preemptive identification of high risk individuals
  9. 9. 9 Digital Health: Why Israel? • Innovation already implemented IN PRACTICE – The ‘Predictive Readmission Prevention’ case  – Preemptive identification of high risk individuals • International recognition “ Israel’s community‐focused  information system sets an  international benchmark in  excellence and demonstrates  commitment to quality monitoring  and improvement. ” OECD Report 2012 Digital Health: Why Israel?
  10. 10. 10 Digital Health: Why Israel? It is happening now, right here
  11. 11. 11 Thank you! rbalicer@clalit.org.ilContact: 

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