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E – Health Solutions and Israel HealthCare IT Industry

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Key Challenges in the  HealthCare Sector in Australia:

  • Ageing Population: Oldest baby boomers (1946-1964) approaching 65 Increase in the incidence of Chronic Illnesses
  • More than 67% of aging population have at least two chronic illnesses Critical need to lower soaring costs (Upwards of 11% of Europe’s GDP)
  • New technologies, devices, drugs, and personalized treatment options enter market →Increase amount of data

E-Health is the next step in healthcare evolution. It will help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare services as well as open the door for new solutions in addressing global healthcare challenges.

Why Israel?

Israel is among the first adopters of the major cultural change called Health IT. Israel has the “know how” and close to 20-year implementation expertise to manage this change along side with its 3 major trends:

  • Mobile Health
  • Telemedicine and Telecare
  • ICT Solutions

Mobile Health refers to the use of mobile devices such as smart phones, patient monitoring devices, Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) and other wireless devices that together with biomarkers, drug delivery developments and sophisticated Medical devices are paving the way towards personalized medicine.

Telemedicine and Telecare – making healthcare information ubiquitous by removing the geographical boundaries and enabling the shift of treatments and procedures from inpatient to out patient to home care. At the same time, the growing emphasis on early diagnostics and preventive medicine helps to control soaring costs of healthcare services.

ICT Solutions in the Healthcare sector: various applications are being developed to make healthcare system function more effectively: EMR/EHRs, PACS/RIS, ePrescription, Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), Electronic Health Cards (EHCs), Clinical Decision Support, Business Analytics, Healthcare Information Exchange, etc.

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