Harnessing the power of technology to transform mental health care

The acclaimed Mayanei Hayeshua mental health center is considered a role model for psychiatric hospitals in Israel. Now, with the establishment of your Mental Health Research Institute (MHRI), you are poised to be at the forefront of innovation in medical technology.

Dr. Dorit Tekes-Manova, Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Director: “Our expectation is that the planned research institute, under the expert guidance of newly appointed Director Dr. Or Friedman, will propel Mayanei Hayeshua to the forefront of medical research, specifically in the fields of women’s mental health and well-being. “

“Using natural language processing (NLP), computers will scan admission and clinical records to find patterns that guide treatment and improve outcomes,” explains Dr. Or Friedman. “Additionally, the newly established data pools will be a boon for future research by providing practitioners and researchers with the basis for testing hypotheses and uncovering new ideas. As the first Israeli health care institution to use artificial intelligence to promote mental health care and one of the few in the world, MHRI will be an Israeli and global leader. ”

The groundbreaking work done at the Mental Health Research Institute will have a positive impact on Mayanei Hayeshua patients and will have a ripple effect in Israel and around the world.

About Mayanei Hayeshua

Formed in 1990, with a vision to be a true community hospital, Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center has become an Israeli leader in medical research and treatment. With the dual mission of meeting the needs of Bnei Brak residents and providing uncompromising excellence in healthcare, the hospital has grown exponentially. It now includes 18 medical departments and 32 outpatient clinics and institutes.

Over the past 10 years, Mayanei Hayeshua has attracted many of Israel’s most notable medical leaders, providing them the opportunity to be a driving force for growth and innovation. Two new buildings have been added to the campus, which spans over 10,000 square meters. In the same period, the hospital has incorporated a series of new departments, such as its renowned Center for Mental Health and units of cardiology, dialysis and orthopedics.

The center, led by Professor Rael Strous, an internationally renowned psychiatrist, offers a variety of treatments that relate to all aspects of human functioning. Guided by the dignity of human life and respect for the individuality of patients, the Center for Mental Health has become the leader in psychiatric care in Israel.

Senior Mental Health Center staff members, as well as the center’s founder, Rael Strous, and the newly appointed MHRI Director Dr. Or Friedman, realized that as a mid-size health facility providing care to culturally unique population people, have access to large-scale data collection. When properly analyzed, it can provide and expose important insights in the field of mental health.

Professor Rael Strous, Medical Director of the Mayanei Hayeshua Mental Health Center, adds: “Our hospital is blessed with many world-class professionals who, based on their vast experience and clinical expertise, constantly publish research articles in prestigious journals. international health authorities. I am very excited about the research institute planned at Mayanei Hayeshua because it will allow us to break new frontiers. “

Safeguard patient privacy

Big data is not only what the doctor prescribes, but all the data that can be accessed, collected technologically, avoiding identifying patient information and protecting their privacy. Big data dominates a very diverse view of information, such as critical measurements taken by nurses, information received from health insurance groups, notes from doctors, and anonymous questionnaires completed by patients.

The center is a global role model in delivering mental health care to diverse cultural communities. It has been hailed for many successes, such as treating eating disorders in the religious community. From the beginning, the center is distinguished by not using constraints or coercive therapies and by its colorful, clean and cheerful environment. The Mental Health Center has distinguished itself from other similar facilities in Israel with the highest staff-to-patient ratio; the lowest average hospital stays; and the fewest number of patients returning after discharge.

Chaim Fachler, Director of International Resource Development at Mayanei Hayeshua, says: “Even as we continue to expand the modern physical facilities and state-of-the-art professional medical services provided at Mayanei Hayeshua, we believe it is of utmost importance, as Israel’s only hospital community, that we share our experience with other professionals and hospitals in Israel and abroad. To that end, we are establishing the unique and innovative Mental Health Research Institute, and we invite partners to join us in this exciting program. ”

For more information: Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center or contact Chaim Fachler, Director, International Resource Development Department, at [email protected]

This article was written in cooperation with Mayanei Hayeshua


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