UK initiative seeks Is­raeli dig­i­tal health tech to as­sist NHS

Jerusalem Post - - BUSINESS & FINANCE -

The Bri­tish Em­bassy in Is­rael said on Tues­day it has launched a pro­gram de­signed to help in­cor­po­rate Is­raeli dig­i­tal health tech­nol­ogy into the UK and its Na­tional Health Ser­vice (NHS).

The UK Is­rael Dan­goor Health initiative was put to­gether by the UK Is­rael Tech Hub, a team based at the Bri­tish Em­bassy that works to in­cor­po­rate Is­raeli tech­nol­ogy in Bri­tish in­dus­try, with IBM’s Al­pha Zone ac­cel­er­a­tor pro­gram and Dig­i­talHealth.Lon­don, which matches tech­nol­ogy with NHS needs.

“With all this new com­puter power and greater un­der­stand­ing and the break­through in ge­net­ics, we are ab­so­lutely at the thresh­old of a health-care rev­o­lu­tion,” said Bri­tish busi­ness­man David Dan­goor, spon­sor of the initiative.

Fi­nan­cial de­tails were not dis­closed.

The two-year pro­gram takes place within IBM’s ac­cel­er­a­tor, where each se­mes­ter two to three dig­i­tal health com­pa­nies will be cho­sen by IBM and Dig­i­talHealth.Lon­don to par­tic­i­pate. In ad­di­tion to tech sup­port from IBM, they will re­ceive men­tor­ship and guid­ance on NHS op­er­a­tions and mar­ket pen­e­tra­tion.

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