ARC Canada is Launched at Ottawa Hospital: Disruptive Innovative Healthcare Concept Conceived in Israel Begins Global Rollout

Dr. Jack Kitts (center), VP for Quality and Innovation, Dr. Alan Forster (left), and Sheba's Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Eyal Zimlichman (right).

Dr. Jack Kitts (center), VP for Quality and Innovation, Dr. Alan Forster (left), and Sheba's Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Eyal Zimlichman (right).

Sheba Medical Center's cutting-edge ARC Innovation Center (Accelerate, Design, Collaborate), has been "exported" to Ottawa Hospital, the largest medical facility in Canada.

ARC Canada has been in the planning stages since 2018, when the ARC team from Sheba, led by Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, Sheba's Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, began working closely with the Ottawa Hospital's innovation personnel to provide the knowledge and "DNA" to launch, operate and commercialize the local version of ARC.

ARC Canada highlights the first ARC site outside of Israel with more sites in the planning stages at academic medical centers around the world, as ARC Sheba exports its innovative healthcare technologies on a global scale.

"With a twin site in Ottawa, utilizing the same structure and approach, we intend to seamlessly tackle the same healthcare challenges and rapidly develop solutions that fits every hospital," said Dr. Zimlichman. The main element in ARC network is to be able to share data safely and in compliance to regulations amongst ARC sites. 
We are honored to have Ottawa Hospital as our first ARC partner and hope to expand ARC to more leading hospitals around the globe."

This partnership is foundational to the solving healthcare’s biggest challenges according to Dr. Alan Forster, the Vice President of Innovation and Quality at the Ottawa Hospital. “Using the open innovation philosophy promoted by the team at Sheba Medical Center, we have the opportunity to rapidly transform our health care system to be both more patient-centered and sustainable. For us to succeed, we must not only encourage our staff to develop new approaches but strive to enable adoption of new technologies and approaches from outside of our hospitals and even other industries. This cannot happen rapidly without strong partnerships with hospitals and health systems who are striving towards the same goals.”