Croatian President visited iMER

Jerusalem May 14th. 2008

Croatian President visited iMERCroatian President Stjepan Mesic’ visited the iMER office in Jerusalem today. Mr. Mesic’ visit focused in exploring new technologies and medical protocols implemented in the Hadassah University Hospital as well as the medical research conducted in the campus. The iMER team presented the Croatian president the various iMER Tele-Medicine tools and the virtual hospital software which enables iMER to provide top class medical assessment and referral for the high end and severe medical problems.

Mr. Mesic’ said during the presentation : “… I was extremely impressed from the level of medical know how available at Hadassah and the special tools iMER provides to support patients in need… I see great potential in partnership between the Croatian medical system and the excellent medical level in Hadassah and the complementary services iMER can offer – both to the Croatia medical community as well as to patients in need…”.

During the visit the iMER team presented various medical cases treated in the past that demonstrated the high level iMER Tele-Medicine capabilities, combined with Hadassah super specialized medical experts.

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