Israel’s Center for Digital Innovation (CDI) and Allscripts have partnered to establish a CDI-Allscripts lab in Beer Sheva to connect Israeli digital health startups and entrepreneurs to the US healthcare market, Globes first reports. As part of the partnership, digital health startups will have access to Allscripts Open APIs with the opportunity to participate in Allscripts Developer Program.
“This collaboration with Allscripts will drive a unique platform to promote innovation and startups in Israel. Allscripts is a leader in the healthcare information industry with a huge footprint in the US. This partnership will empower entrepreneurs in the digital healthcare space in their attempts to penetrate the US market,” stated Ziv Ofek, CEO of CDI.
Launched in August, the CDI – Center of Digital Innovation is a non-profit research center to promote and develop digital medicine in Israel in partnership with a group of Israeli entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs involved include Ziv Ofek, founder of DBMotion that was recently sold to the US-based Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc; Sharon Sasportas, former Head of Operations for the Planning Department of the IDF; and Boaz Gur-Lavie, former CFO of Abbott Informatics Division.
“The cooperation between Allscripts and CDI serves our commitment and vision to promote innovation in Israel and around the world through an OPEN, connected community of care. CDI introduces a unique platform for growing innovation, and we believe that the Allscripts-CDI lab will generate many new exciting technologies for the US and global healthcare community,” said Rich Berner, Allscripts International and Sunrise Business unit president.