CHALLENGES

Healthcare organizations in Israel and around the globe have announced coronavirus-related challenges. See a curated list of these challenges below.

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1

Early diagnosis and detection of COVID-19

Remote triage of suspected individuals: • Non-invasive COVID-19 tests for large amounts of people at the same time. • Methods to administer assessment of Corona exposure risk for wide population

ביצוע טריאז' מרחוק לאנשים החשודים בהדבקה

Assuta Ashdod MC Ministry of Health

General Medical Center HMO Gov

Israel

2

Early diagnosis and detection of COVID-19

Evaluation of exposure to corona virus, and potential alerting, before diagnosis: • Remote means of operating equipment (respirators/ventilators/etc..) • Reducing touch-points between lab and departments while maintaining accuracy of results and information

הערכת חשיפה לנגיף קורונה בציבור לפני הגעה לאבחון והתראה

Israel

3

Operations and Logistics

Protecting medical staff while maintaining best practices for equipment, operations, and providing care: • Remote means of operating equipment (respirators/ventilators/etc..) • Reducing touch-points between lab and departments while maintaining accuracy of results and information

מיגון צוות רפואי תוך מתן אפשרות לתפעול ציוד ומתן טיפול רפואי

General Medical Center HMO

Israel

4

Operations and Logistics

Creating and maintaining a sterile and protected work environment (hospitals, clinics, temporary care facilities, etc…):
• Protective equipment & clothing for medical staff - easy to wear, easy to operate with (temperature, durability, flexibility, visibility….)
• Means for reducing risk of infection during invasive procedures (IV, Intubation, etc…)
• Remote operation of equipment (monitors, I.V. sets, ventilation machines…)
• Improving Sterilization of hands and person, including for family members of medical staff
• Improving ability to access refreshments (water) while wearing protective gear
• Alternative means for procuring or producing hand sanitizers for hospital use

יצירה ושמירה על סביבה סטרילית ומוגנת

Hillel Yaffe MC
Maccabi Health Services

General Medical Center
HMO

Israel

5

Operations and Logistics

Transfer equipment and patients in an efficientl and safe way:
• Efficient transportation of equipment into isolated areas
• Decreasing exposure of new/unused equipment to non-sterile environments
• Sterilization of common areas (hallways, staff rooms, entrances)

העברת ציוד ומטופלים בצורה יעילה ובטוחה

Israel

6

Public guidance and preventative care

Providing relevant information to the right person at the right time (with demographic considerations):
• Aggregating all relevant information into one source (governmental, local, medical, etc…)
• Means for defining target “audience” based on hierarchies, tags, groupings, rules, etc… and disseminating pertinent information in a timely manner

מתן מידע רלוונטי לאדם הנכון בזמן הנכון (בהתאם לאוכלוסיה בו הוא נכלל)

General

Israel

7

Trainings and tutorials dealing with the Corona

Technological means for remote monitoring of laboratory and medical tests:
• Reducing touch-points between lab and departments while maintaining accuracy of results and information

אמצעים טכנולוגיים לניטור מרחוק של בדיקות מעבדה ובדיקות רפואיות

Clalit
Assuta Ashdod MC

HMO
General Medical Center

Israel

8

Trainings and tutorials dealing with the Corona

Tutorials and training for a wide range of medical teams:
• Training the medical staff on what treatments each patient should receive
• Real-time training of staff on updated protocols and treatment best practices
• Training on how to communicate with patients and their family members
• Training the staff on safety measures and maintaining a sterile space between the medical team.
• Training on new procedures
• How to work with new equipment

הדרכות למגוון רחב של צוותים רפואיים

Israel

9

Unique services for high-risk populations

Remote sheduling and initial pre-diagnosis triage for patients:
• Method for priotizing patient scheduling based on exposure risk - ideally implemented to existing systems

קיום תורים מרחוק כולל אבחון קליני של המטופל

Assuta Ashdod MC

General Medical Center

Israel

10

Unique services for high-risk populations

Remote and ongoing monitoring/observation of chronic patients:
• Methods for continuous monitoring of patient vitals based on their clinical situation

ניטור מרחוק ומתמשך אחר חולים כרוניים

Soroka MC
Clalit Health Services

General Medical Center
HMO

Israel

11

Unique services for high-risk populations

Receiving medical care outside of hospital / clinic settings for high-risk patients

קבלת טיפול רפואי מחוץ לשירותי בית החולים/מרפאה לחולים בסיכון גבוה

Assuta Ashdod MC
Mediterranean towers

General Medical Center

Israel

12

Quarantine Care (hospital & home)

Remote monitoring of clinical metrics relevant to corona virus protocols (at home, in the community, in temporary care facilities…):
• Remote Stethoscope for monitoring of COVID-19 patients
• Means to measure vital signs remotely that can be adjusted based on COVID-19 protocols

ניטור מרחוק של מדדים קליניים הרלוונטיים לפרוטוקולי נגיף קורונה

Ministry of Health
Hillel Yaffe
Poriya MC
Carmel MC
Bnai-Zion MC
Hadassah MC
Assuta Ashdod MC
Maccabi Health Services
Clalit Health Services
Wolfson MC

General Medical Center

Israel

13

Quarantine Care (hospital & home)

Equipment for critical patients (such as respirator):
• Equipemtn necessary to support patients in critical conditions
• Accessory equipment/devices/tools to manage critical care of patients

ציוד תומך לחולים במצבים קשים (כמו למשל מנשמים)

Israel

14

Wellbeing and Mental Health

Remote means to improving mental well-being and stress management:
• Mental health solutions for quarantined/isolated patients
• Mental health soultions for caregivers of quarantined/isolated patients

רווחה נפשית מרחוק: הורדת רמות הסטרס ומניעת הידרדרות של המצב הרפואי

Assuta Ashdod MC
Bnai Zion MC
Hillel Yaffe MC

General Medical Center

Israel

15

Unique services for high-risk populations

Maintaining current health status of patients and preventing deterioration at home (e.g., remote rehabilitation and monitoring):
• Tools and methods for remote rehabilition of patients (all types)
• Methods for continuous monitoring of patient activity/vital signs/biomarkers

שמירה על המצב הבריאותי הנוכחי ומניעת הידרדרות בבית (למשל שיקום מרחוק)

Hillel Yaffe MC

General Medical Center

Israel

16

Wellbeing and Mental Health

Creating an dynamic daily schedual for hospitalized patients (Corona and other):
• Means to develop and/or disseminate relevant content for hospitalized patients and ones in isolation (exercise, lectures, games, chat, etc…)

יצירת לוח זמנים יומי אינטראקטיבי לחולים מאושפזים (גם חולי הקורונה וגם ליתר המאושפזים)

Carmel MC

General Medical Center

Israel

17

Internal Communication and Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge sharing platform for lessons learned and best practices regarding COVID-19 treatment:
• Tools that allow peer-to-peer learning and knowledge exchange in real time
• Tools that allow to share and convey process/procedure updates to all relevant entities in real time

פלטפורמת שיתוף ידע עבור לקחים שנלמדו ושיטות עבודה מומלצות בנושא טיפול COVID-19

Wolfson MC

General Medical Center

Israel

18

Internal Communication and Knowledge Sharing

Improving communication between various departments and medical teams regarding patient care:
• Tool to share knowledge and lessons learned between hospitals/departments facing similar challenges.

שיפור התקשורת בין המחלקות השונות והצוותים הרפואיים המעורבים בטיפול בחולים

Bnei Zion MC
Rambam MC
Mediterranean towers

HMO
General Medical Center
Elderly Services

Israel

19

Internal Communication and Knowledge Sharing

Tools for improving communication between the clinical staff and isolated patients within the hospital/medical center:
• Tools that allow for interpersonal communication between clinical staff and isolated patients, at high audio quality, Simulating a patient-doctor relationship

כלים לשיפור התקשורת בין הצוות הקליני לחולה המבודד בתוך מתחם בית החולים

Israel

20

Internal Communication and Knowledge Sharing

Tools to improve communication between clinical staff and patients/families at home (Corona and non-Corona patients):
a communication tool between the hospitoliazed patients (Corona and non corona) families to the medical staff to receive medical and mental updates.

כלים לשיפור התקשורת בין הצוות הרפואי למטופל למשפחת החולה המאושפז (גם חולי קורונה וגם מאושפזים "רגילים")

Wolfson MC
General

Israel

21

Anti-microbial & Antiviral Surfaces for Food Packaging

Mondelēz International is seeking solutions for coatings or materials that will prevent bacteria (non-silver ion based) and viruses from surviving on the surface of food packaging materials, primarily flexible films, but also including corrugate, paperboard, and rigid plastics. The solution must be able to reach commercial scale, be sourced in multiple geographies, and be able to integrate with current flexible and paper packaging conversion factories. Some of the key technical considerations are:
• Stability of the coating/material to survive the supply chain
• Efficacy over time and after multiple touch points in distribution and by the end consumer
• Proven to be safe for use in direct or indirect contact with food
• Antimicrobials and antiviral to pass ISO22196 & ISO21702 test protocol respectively.
To apply- Horsky Gil gil.horsky@mdlz.com

Mondelez Internatrional

USA

22

Internal Communication and Knowledge Sharing

The purpose of the NATO Innovation Challenge is to tap into the minds of innovative people and teams to find more effective and efficient ways for NATO, and other response organizations, to ensure security and respond to crisis situations.

NATO Innovation Challenge

US

23

Hospital Environment

Nexa Resources, through its Mining Lab initiative, joins Votorantim Institute and the Beneficência Portuguesa Hospital of São Paulo to develop projects to face COVID-19 in partnership with the innovation ecosystem.
The two challenges proposed seek to find solutions on two crucial themes to contain the pandemic. The first one called “Data Science in the Public Administration to strengthen the fight against COVID-19" aims to develop solutions that support small towns and cities to reduce the spread of the virus and face the crisis more efficiently. The second challenge: “Safeguarding Professionals in a Hospital Environment” aims to guarantee proper working conditions to ensure the availability of these professionals to serve the population, considering that they are continually exposed to the risk of contamination. Thus, the preservation of their health. and continuity of action on the front line are essential to combat Covid-19.
http://www.mininglab.com.br/

Nexa Resources, Instituto Votorantim and Beneficência Portuguesa

Brazil

CoronaTech
Israel

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