Israel-based health care tech company moves HQ to Scottsdale

One of the biggest trends the business community in Arizona saw last year was more and more connections with Israel. Last May, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S.-Israel Business Initiative signed a memorandum of understanding to boost relations; an Israeli-based autonomous airplane company set up its U.S. headquarters in Prescott; and companies from the country continued to find areas around the Greater Phoenix area to set up shop.

This theme is continuing into the New Year with the announcement that IMNA Solutions is moving its American headquarters from Rockville, Maryland, to Scottsdale effective immediately. The company is a health care software company that focuses on turning data into insights. IMNA’s leaders wanted to bring analytics and artificial intelligence into the health care software field through its patented IMNA ListenCare platform and will continue to expand its efforts here in the southwest.

“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care is also the fastest growing industry in Arizona, and being here puts IMNA in a position to grow and respond to our market better than we could elsewhere,” Israel Haikin, Founder and CEO of IMNA, said.

The company was founded in Israel in 2014 by Israel Haikin and Meirav Naor Weinstock, a business development and research expert. One of the goals is to expand its global reach through a partnership with the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance (AITA), a nonprofit organization that looks to strengthen business and trade relations between Arizona and Israel.

The health care field in Arizona is one that has always garnered national, or even international attention for how expansive it is. With the help of AITA, IMNA Solutions is set up to get more plugged in to the environment here.

“Because of the strong support we’ve received, IMNA now has a solid foundation to continue growing and innovating here in Arizona,” Haikin said. “We’re dedicated to taking advantage of the abundant resources Arizona has to offer to identify potential alliances and initiate positive business relationships, such as the one we’ve established with Premier Wellness Center.”

IMNA helps to improve the tangled process of data collection. By collecting, extracting and analyzing patient health care information from multiple sources, IMNA can turn this unstructured data into insights to help doctors and hospitals better understand treatment options.

IMNA’s leaders emphasize a forward-thinking, data-driven approach to providing the right kind of treatment to patients. Through machine learning and predictive analytics, for example the practice of extracting information from data sets to determine patterns, IMNA can help doctors analyze and summarize patient information more accurately and at a faster rate.

“Our system caters to the provider, patient, caregiver and research team, which means that we are one of the very few systems that can give a full 360-degree blanket,” Haikin said. “On one hand our goal is to collaborate with local academia and research facilities for grants and research purposes and on the other it is to establish our presence with clinical trials and local pharma companies.”

Nick Esquer

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