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Who We Are

Clalit Health Services is Israel’s foremost national health organization, boasting more than 4.7 million members. The Dan district of Clalit Health Services is strategically positioned at the heart of Israel, encompassing 14 cities. Within this district, community healthcare services are extended to over 500,000 patients, covering a comprehensive spectrum of healthcare needs.
The Dan Innovation Hub is an R&D center based on three main pillars:
  • Entrepreneurship team: Supporting ideas incubation and projects development using "Design Thinking" methodology.
  • Research team: supporting big data studies in a regional or national level.
  • The "Future Clinic": A multidisciplinary community clinic comprising of research and innovation oriented experts. Serving as a beta site for piloting, innovative research and exploring new practice methods.

Meet Our Team

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Maya Gerstein, MD., Dan-Innovation Head


A Paediatrician, expert in Paediatric Rheumatology, and a clinical researcher. 

MD degree from Ben-Gurion University, Pediatrics expert from Sheba Medical Center, and Pediatric Rheumatology from the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada.

Maya is investigating pediatric auto-inflammatory diseases and is interested in finding new technologies applicable to community medicine, making an impact on patient journies and disease prevention


Hadas Jacoby, Open innovation & Ecosystem development manager

Passionate about the intersection between entrepreneurship and healthcare.

An experienced business professional, focused on creating impactful stratagies, providing actionable insights and outcomes, generating value and identifying growth opportunities that will improve patients' treatments and well being.

With a diversified background in the healthcare industry including corporates and stratups and a wide variety of expertise extending to strategy development, value ceation, growth and partnerships, I am commited to finding new ways to make an impact on patients' lives.

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Michal Or-Ad, Strategy & internal innovation manager

Dedicated innovation manager with a passion for transforming goals into impactful business solutions. With diverse experience spanning corporates, academia innovation centers, startups, and consulting, turning ideas into practical outcomes for B2B and B2C companies, projects, and products. Specializes in innovation and entrepreneurship methodologies. 
With expertise extends to training design, venture creation program development, facilitation, consulting and strategy. Committed to a human-centered approach.

Dan Innovation is part of the Clalit Innovation network


Dan Innovation is an integral component of the Clalit Innovation network. This network comprises of 13 innovation centers strategically distributed across our hospitals and communities. Each innovation center is purposefully designed, drawing inspiration from its distinctive population, geographical location, and the excellence hubs within the hospital or district, among other considerations.
Explore our network for more information >>


Developing a novel tech solution for the healthcare industry? 


As part of the Clalit Innovation network, we provide access to unparalleled healthcare data and various resources to propel your product forward.

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