Czech-Israeli health innovations centre founded

May 20 (CTK) – The Czech-Israeli Innovations and Partnership Centre (CCIIP), founded in the BEA campus today, will focus on innovations in health care and functioning of hospitals, Tomas Jelinek, a member of the CCIIP executive council, has told journalists.

The CCIIP will interconnect Czech and Israeli innovation systems and support projects of Czech and Israeli companies in the sphere of exchange of know-how and technologies, Jelinek said. “The centre is to offer exchange of know-how and skills in the sphere of digitation of health care in Israel, which make health care better and more efficient. These are actually projects on the level of hospitals, a region or concrete solutions,” Jelinek added.

The cooperation will cover joint projects focusing on the working of hospitals, the diagnostics and education. Israeli partners are interested in developing preventive diagnostics of Parkinson’s disease. Some time ago, the Olomouc company Tesco SW unveiled the software to detect various diseases of brain from the Parkinson’s disease to depression. On the other hand, Israeli health care system has rich experience in the gradual digitation of all medical records, Jelinek said.

Thanks to them, doctors can rapidly browse information on patients and health insurance companies can prepare exact prevention programmes, he added. “The interconnection of new technologies and the health system is something in which we find a great deal of inspiration,” Jelinek said. The director of the University Hospital Olomouc and a member of the CCIIP honorary council, Roman Havlik, said the biggest health facility in the Olomouc Region wants to cooperate with the Israeli partners in the education of the health personnel, focusing on the latest trends. “There is the second sphere of digitation and perhaps also the simplification of the system in hospital. The IT and the whole hospital are to be pushed towards a system without paperwork. There is the third sphere of support to the synergic field of health research. There, it is really on the border of classical medicine and technological know-how,” Havlik said.

The Teaching Hospital Olomouc already tests parts of Israeli information systems. There is a great potential of telehealth on which the centre will focus. Experts estimate that in the future, it may be used by hundreds of thousands or even one million chronically ill in the Czech Republic. Telehealth passes information on the blood pressure or pulse between a patient and a doctor by means of telecommunication and information technologies. The founding members of the CCIIP include Tesco SW, the Moravian University, the Czech-Israeli Mutual Chamber of Commerce, the University Hospital Olomouc and the Israeli firm HealthIL examining digitation of the health care system.