Senior Management of JGH university hospital in Canada, recently visited Mayanei Hayeshuah for a professional tour.
Senior Management of the 1,300-bed JGH university hospital in Montreal, Canada, recently visited Mayanei Hayeshua for a professional tour, with the purpose of studying the cutting-edge computer technology used at the Medical Center in Bnei Brak. Mayanei Hayeshua was, in fact, the first hospital in Israel to become completely digitalized, switching to electronic medical records and no longer using standard paper and pen for medical records.
JGH is known as one of the largest and most distinguished hospitals in Canada. The visiting delegation comprised members of the hospital’s administration, including senior executives such as CEO Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg; board representative Mr. Stephan Siegel; Director of Information Resources Mr. Bob Lapointe; and Director of the hospital’s Cardiology Department Dr. Lawrence Rudski. They were accompanied by Mr. Ron Linder, CEO of Elad Software Systems and creator of the Cameleon electronic medical record system which is used by hospitals all over the world.
The delegation was welcomed by the director of technology and computer systems at Mayanei Hayeshua, Chief Information Officer Shai Birnbaum, along with members of the senior medical staff: Director of the General Intensive Care Unit Prof. Patrick Sorkine; Director of the Psychiatric Division Prof. Rael Strous; Director of the Pediatric Division Prof. Eli Somekh; Deputy Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Linda Harel; Dr. Ronen Liebster, head of the Emergency Department and the ER’s head nurse, Michal Offen.
The visitors commented that they were both amazed and extremely impressed at the cutting-edge technology used at Mayanei Hayeshua, with the medical team taking an active role in the characterization and implementation of the systems. “We were surprised at the technology, which is advanced on an international level.”
During the tour, the JGH administration said appreciatively, “We have more beds, far more funding and computer professionals, and yet our computer technology is significantly less advanced than what we saw here.”