Israel's iPad Doctors: Innovative Israeli Hospital Mayanei Hayeshua in Bnei Brak is First to Equip its Medical Staff With the Latest iPad Computers

By Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center mymc, PRNE
Monday, December 20, 2010

BNEI BRAK, Israel, December 21, 2010 - Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center (MYMC) is the first Israeli hospital to
give iPad technology to its doctors, for use both on and off-site. Medical
staff can now check patient records, test results, hi-resolution X-rays and
CT scans, report on patient progress and plan ongoing treatment using the
latest hand-held computers.

MYMC has embraced this latest and most desirable technology by investing
in the latest iPad version 4.2, customized for use in Hebrew. This allows
clinicians instant touch-screen access to patient records and medical
information via secure password-protected internet. MYMC's IT team have
programmed the Apple iPad to interact with the Microsoft Chameleon program
used by the hospital.

Dr. Yoram Liwer, CEO of Mayanei Hayeshua, explains: "The picture quality
on the iPad screen enables our doctors to check high-resolution x-ray and
scan images, either on the wards or from outside the hospital, and to
diagnose and prescribe treatment immediately at any time. The iPad is
recognized today as a leading medical tool, bringing many benefits to
patients and hospital staff.

"A recent patient survey confirmed the importance of enabling doctors to
check the status of patients and direct their treatment immediately, within
or outside the hospital - it was ranked 8.6 out of 10 by the patients we
interviewed. That is why we are using the latest devices and healthcare
technology to help revolutionize patient care at our hospital, which is
already known as one of the most progressive hospitals in Israel and

Dr. Nir Cohen, head of Mayanei Hayeshua's Orthopaedic Surgery Department,
explains the clinical benefits of using the iPad: "As head of the department,
even working late at night from home, I can now give direction to medical
staff during operations using my iPad, and check that vital treatment records
have been entered correctly into the hospital system. This can help to speed
up surgical procedures, reducing the time spent under anaesthetic, to the
benefit of patients."

About Mayanei HaYeshua:

The Mayanei HaYeshua Medical Center ('Sources of Deliverance') provides
general and specialist medical services according to Jewish law and the
highest ethical standards.

Founded in 1990, treating more than 100,000 patients each year,
MYMC plans to build a new much-needed hospitalization wing in the near
future, with underground wards for use in times of national emergency.

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