Ran Balicer

Chief Innovation Officer

Clalit Health Services

Professor Ran Balicer serves as Chief Innovation Officer for Clalit – Israel’s largest healthcare organisation that covers over half Israel’s population. He also serves as Founding Director of the Clalit Research Institute, the WHO collaborating Center on Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Prevention and Control. In these roles, he is responsible for strategic planning, development and large-scale implementation of novel AI and data-driven interventions for improving healthcare quality, reducing disparities and increasing care effectiveness.
Prof Balicer is Full Professor and Track Director of the MPH program at the Ben-Gurion University School of Public Health, Israel. In these capacities he has served as mentor for Medical Doctors and advanced studies students over the years. He has authored over 200 scientific publications, books and book chapters.

Prof Balicer has served as Chair of the Israeli Society for Quality in Healthcare since 2013. He also serves in senior advisory groups to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, involved in projects focusing on use of data science and artificial intelligence in effective healthcare provision and care integration.

Since 2020 Prof Balicer has served as Chairman of Israel’s National Experts Team on COVID-19 Response, which advises the Israeli Government and Prime Minister’s Office. He has led international scientific research on COVID-19 risk stratification, vaccine effectiveness and vaccine safety.

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