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COVID-19 national database and research infrastructure in Israel

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Innovative response

The Ministry of Health established a national database on COVID-19, including a central reporting mechanism for health organisations and full medical data on confirmed cases and test results. Aggregated data is used to inform decision makers on the spread of the virus and the appropriate response. Additionally, the ministry of health is promoting a secure platform for researchers and developers to access anonymised data, in accordance with the privacy protection law.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

Supporting data-driven decision-making for government response to the virus; creating a platform for cross-sector collaboration, leveraging private and academic expertise for the benefit of the public.

Organisations/institutions involved

Ministry of Health

Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government
  • Regional/State government
  • Local government
  • Private Sector

Issues being addressed:

  • Governance responses
  • Real-time data collection, sharing, and analysis
  • Crowdsourcing solutions

Date Submitted:

3 June 2020