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Coordinated Healthcare from Maccabi and Intel: White Paper

Delivering a coordinated healthcare solution to more than 1.9 million members

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In 2009, total health spending accounted for 7.9 percent of GDP in Israel ($17billion USD), below the average 9.5 percent in OECD countries. While spending per capita has been increasing by 1.5 percent per year on average since 2000, this rate is much lower than the OECD average of 4 percent per year, and this despite the fact that Israel has a fairly high rate of physicians to population - 3.5 practicing physicians per 1,000 population as compared to the OECD average of 3.15.   In line with most OECD countries, the number of hospital beds has fallen over time. This coincides with a reduction of average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in the number of surgical procedures performed on a same day basis.
ICT within Israel Healthcare
While the availability of diagnostic technologies such as the number of computed tomography (CT) scanners and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has increased, the number of units in use in Israel lags well below the OECD average. Israel has however, made significant progress in computerizing health records for citizens and health maintenance organizations (HMOs). Israel has overcome both technical and medical informatics challenges to be able to retrieve information from disparate sources and databases, and make it available in a way that supports the patient and clinician relationship.

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