AI-Enabled Medical Imaging Venture Secures Access to 90% of Israeli Patients

Feb 16, 2019 | Artificial Intelligence, Diagnostic, Imaging Tools, Machine Learning

Zebra Medical Vision has received significant financial grants from the Israel Innovation Authority. This government partnership opens three health care providers that manage over 90% of Israeli patients. According to the press, Zebra’s AI algorithms will be utilized in emergency care at Ichilov Hospital in addition to detect early signs of breast cancer and osteoporosis at Macabi and Clatit HMOs.   

Who is Zebra Medical Vision? Founded in 2014 by Eyal Toledano, Eval Gura and Elad Benjamin, the Israeli venture has received $50 million in three rounds of financing. The investors list is impressive and includes Khosla Ventures, Mark Benoiff (founder of Salesforce), Intermountain Investment Fund, J&J and others. There are 56 employees on professional network LinkedIn associated with Zebra. On start-up venture website CrunchBase Zebra identifies that they are a top-5 AI and Machine Learning company (Fast company). They were founded to help patients, physicians and healthcare providers receive and provide better, faster, more accurate care by using the most advanced machine learning and computer vision tools available.

Zebra-med delivers the largest, open, clinical research platform globally – giving researchers access to millions of anonymized, indexed clinical records, with the aim of accelerating scientific discovery. Their platform shortens development cycles, fosters collaboration and increases the pace of innovation.

In addition, they develop their constantly growing Analytics Platform, which delivers automated algorithms and clinical insight decision support tools in a SaaS based model to healthcare institutions.

Using both platforms, and their partner network which reaches over 1,100 hospitals and providers, they can leverage the tremendous powers of the global research community, and channel subsequent insights to healthcare institutions, directly impacting and improving patient care.

Their Radiology Assistant receives imaging scans from various modalities and automatically analyzes them for a number of different clinical findings.
Findings are provided in real time to radiologists or other physicians and hospital systems as needed.

The company is led by experienced entrepreneurs, healthcare IT and medical imaging veterans, and works with some of the most forward-thinking medical advisors in the areas big data and its use in medicine and imaging.


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