Past Meetup

Capitalizing on Chaos: Healthcare in the USA with Dr. Jonathan David Lewin


Capitalizing on Chaos: Healthcare Technology in the USA with Dr. Jonathan David Lewin

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 17:45 * JCT - Lev Academic Center (

Hosted and sponsored by JCT - the Mark Schuman Center for Entrepreneurship

Over the next decade, the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will present formidable challenges to all for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare providers in the USA - from acute care hospitals to post-acute centers, such as ambulatory surgery, hospice and rehabilitation. Health and outsourcing services and management service organizations will also feel the brunt. ACA will affect the way every American citizen gets his healthcare with 34 million more Americans entering the healthcare market for the first time. ACA is shifting from the traditional fee-for-service model to the new fee-for-performance model; in other words, hospitals will get paid to keep people healthy. The transformation of American healthcare system is creating the following opportunities for healthcare and biomed companies, especially Israeli companies:

• Serving as a catalyst to make major strategic health information technology (HIT) investments with electronic health records taking a leap forward as doctors got new incentives to move from paper-based to digital systems - Doctors’ and hospitals’ use of health IT has nearly doubled since 2012 (!

• Stimulating the biotechnology industry by providing tax breaks for smaller biotechnology companies and simplifying some aspects of the regulatory landscape.

• Creation of new markets by opening the door to Medicare coverage to new services (such as for acupuncture or tele-medicine) to serve the growing elderly population, as well as providing it as an option for millions of low- and middle-income Americans in need of care.

• Remote Patient Monitoring and Metrics to track body metrics, like a patient’s blood pressure and heart rate and for patients with chronic conditions, like diabetes, glucometers, blood pressure cuffs, smart Wi-Fi scales, and pulse oximeters.

• Renovation of payment and delivery of services to patients.

• Development of data and analytic tools to help government, employers, consumers, and private insurers determine which treatments and procedures offer good value for the cost.

Dr. Lewin will present Spreemo (, an innovative technology NY based company that seeks to enable better healthcare by leveraging technology to create transparency of both quality and outcomes and to address the new healthcare landscape that the ACA has created. Dr. Lewin and members of his team are visiting Israel to discover Israeli technologies and companies for possible partnerships and collaborations that could enhance their platform and vision for the US Healthcare system. They are planning to bring a much larger delegation of medical professionals and companies from NY to Israel for the fall.

Spreemo is currently focused on radiology but is working to expand to all variants of medical practices.

About our invited speaker:

Dr. Jonathan Lewin, M.D. is Med-Tech Entrepreneur. His experience in the industry comes from his distinguished career in Orthopedics specializing in Spine surgery. He is the Co-founder of , an innovative cloud-based healthcare marketplace that is setting the course for medical technology in the US.

Dr. Lewin is currently a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is the Director of Spine Surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Forest Hills, New York. He is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His established career in the US medical industry makes him an expert on the subject. This is your opportunity to learn from best.


Entrance fee is 20nis at the door
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This is also another opportunity for networking with other serious business people.

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