Hadassah’s Heart Failure Center Reaches out to the Community, Providing Continuity of Care
Hadassah's Heart Failure and Heart Muscle Disease Center reaches out to the community to bridge the gap between hospital-based and community-based medicine.
Led by Prof. Andre Keren, a world-recognized specialist in heart muscle disease, the Center initiated nurse-specialist based heart failure programs at the three major health maintenance organizations in Jerusalem. Hadassah physicians with expertise in managing heart failure travel to the various local clinics to consult with family physicians on the more difficult patients.
Recently, the Clalit Health Plan asked physicians from the Hadassah Heart Failure Center to give a presentation on their program, since the heart failure mortality in Jerusalem is notably lower than that in other parts of the country.
In November, the Heart Failure Center held an informational seminar free of charge for heart failure patients and their caregivers. The standing-room only crowd was a testimony to the Heart Failure Center's success in reaching heart failure patients in Jerusalem.
Hadasit, Hadassah’s Technology Transfer Arm, Reviews
When the Hadassah University Medical Center’s physicians suggest a
solution to a medical problem which can lead to the development of a new
medicine or product, Hadasit, Hadassah’s technology transfer arm, explores its
feasibility and supports the promotion of those viable ideas with innovation
potential. Although 2012 has been “a year full of challenges for the life
science industry,” says Einat Zisman, Hadasit’s Chief Executive Officer,
Hadasit still signed 125 agreements for clinical trials, all to be done at
Hadassah. In addition, Hadasit signed 15 agreements for cooperation and
commercialization of technologies that were developed at Hadassah. Click here
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