For the 9th edition of the major event for health and digital players, Digital Health Connect, which this year innovates with a new hybrid format, Dr. Galia Barkai, director of the 1st virtual hospital at the Sheba Medical Center in Israel, will share her expertise on the potential of innovation in telemedicine. On October 27, you will be able to follow her conference in person or remotely.
Focus on Sheba BEYOND
Sheba BEYOND, Israel’s first ever virtual hospital, provides high quality medical services using the most advanced and innovative technologies.
Sheba Medical Center, ranked by Newsweek as one of the top 10 in the world and a leader in the fields of science and medicine, has made remarkable breakthroughs in the field of digital health. Now, the most qualified doctors and specialists are available to everyone, whether they are in the center of the country, on the outskirts or even abroad, thanks to the implementation of advanced technologies.
Sheba BEYOND operates more than 130 virtual clinics and more than 1,300 clinical staff members in a variety of fields who handle hundreds of virtual visits daily. During the COVID crisis, Sheba BEYOND’s experts – oncologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, gastroenterologists, dieticians and others – provided more than 50,000 consultations for patients in Israel and around the world.
At the forefront of telemedicine and technology, Sheba BEYOND has launched and operates unique programs, the first of their kind in Israel. These include home hospitalization managed by Sheba’s experts through remote examination and follow-up, and online multidisciplinary rehabilitation that offers personalized and comprehensive programs, including home exercises guided by rehabilitation experts.
A few words about Dr. Galia Barkai
Dr. Galia Barkai is a pediatrician with an MBA from Tel Aviv University and a specialty in infectious diseases. She is also a graduate of the Inbar program, a joint project of the Ministry of Health and the Maoz Association, designed to train managers and leaders who will work together to advance the Israeli health system.
When the coronavirus pandemic broke out in March 2020, Dr. Barkai established the first corona unit in Israel, based on technology that allows medical staff to communicate with and monitor patients remotely.
For the past several years, Dr. Barkai has managed telemedicine at Sheba, contributing to the development and operation of innovative remote medicine services, including rehabilitation programs, remote patient management and monitoring, and hospitalization at home. In October 2020, she was appointed director of Sheba BEYOND, Israel’s first virtual hospital.
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