ARC Innovation Center Inaugurated at Sheba Medical Center
Modern hub to fast-track global technologies developed by Israeli startups
November 2019 – Sheba’s new ARC Center, which stands for “Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate,” gives Israeli digital healthcare startups the opportunity to collaborate with hospital staff – working alongside expert physicians to pinpoint unfulfilled clinical needs and develop effective solutions. The center will be led by Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, Sheba’s Chief Innovation Officer, and Dr. Nathalie Bloch.
A dozen startups have already joined the first group of ARC entrepreneurs. There are six medical tracks, and a senior Sheba physician is at the helm of each one: telemedicine, precision medicine, digital innovation focusing on big data and artificial intelligence, virtual reality, rehabilitation, and surgical innovation.
“Think about the world around us. We are in the midst of global turbulence and chaos – civil wars, climate change, raging forest fires, earthquakes, and the ultimate challenge of the emergence of new diseases,” said Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba Medical Center.
The way Prof. Kreiss sees it, Sheba has two choices. One is to continue working with blinders to the growing chaos all around, waiting for someone else to better the world. Or, Sheba Medical Center “can obligate ourselves to lead the change. We are obligated to take on the challenge and to implement global change in healthcare.”