Eyal Zimlichman MD, MSc
Day 1- Hospital and Community Care
Prof. Eyal Zimlichman serves as Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest hospital. Previously, he held the position of Lead Researcher at Partners HealthCare’s Clinical Affairs Department in Boston and was heavily involved in the efforts to implement a strategic care redesign initiative there. Prof. Zimlichman has served on several advisory committees commissioned by the Office of the National Coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is chairing as well as participating in several committees at Israel’s Ministry of Health. He is also a founding member of the International Academy for Quality and Patient Safety.
Prof. Zimlichman is the founder and director of Sheba’s ARC innovation program, which aims to redesign healthcare through digital health solutions by 2030. He is board-certified in internal medicine, completed a degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and has earned his MD at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
Professor Abraham (Avi) Seidmann, Ph. D.
Day 2- Homecare
Abraham (Avi) Seidmann is the Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar of Information Systems, Associate Research Director for Health Analytics and Digital Health at the Questrom Digital Business Institute, and a Senior Fellow of the Boston University Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy. He is a national expert in the areas of Digital Health, Healthcare Analytics and Telemedicine, and has been leading clinical and economic research in these areas for the past 25 years. His current research interests involve telemedicine 2.,0, medical applications of AI/ML, digital therapies, aging in place, and loneliness in society. Professor Seidmann is the author of over one hundred research articles, has over 8,000 research citations, and in October 2012 he was named a “Distinguished Fellow” by the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Information Systems Society of INFORMS. The award was given to him in recognition of his contributions to the information systems discipline. Professor Seidmann has done pioneering work in Digital Health addressing medical imaging, neurology, ophthalmology, oncology, and dental care. He has consulted and works together with America’s foremost pharmaceutical companies and hospital systems, and earlier in 2020 he got invited to join the New York State Corona Task Force addressing the ‘safe opening’ policies upstate. Prior to joining Boston University, Professor Seidmann has taught at the University of Rochester, Tel-Aviv University, Ben Gurion University, the Technion, and at Yale University. Professor Seidmann is the president of several commercial companies dealing with real estate, management consulting, medical imaging CME, and medical software development.
Shmuel Reis MD MHPE
Day 3 – Education of Next Generation
Shmuel Reis MD MHPE is a family physician in Northern Israel, The Academic Head of the Center for Medical Education in the Faculty of medicine, Jerusalem, Israel, recently appointed Head of the School for Education in Residency of the Israeli Medical Association, and the consulting pedagogue for Life’s Door ,a leading it’s support program for physicians. He is also the immediate past-chair of the Israeli Association for Medical Education (HEALER), Professor emeritus and former chair of Faculty Development and Clinical Skills course director in the Azrielli Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee and past Chairperson of the Division of Family Medicine and Medical Education in the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel.
He coordinated the Galil Center for Medical Informatics and Telemedicine in the Haifa faculty. His focus is on the teaching and learning of doctoring, reflective competence, communication skills, End of Life, Patient-Doctor-Computer communication, professionalism, and Holocaust & Medicine.