Maccabi Healthcare Services provides its members access to the services of one of the world's most advanced laboratories, in terms of both professional and technological standards. The laboratory services entail 250 sample collection sites throughout Israel. The entire process, from the physician's referral, through intake of the request at the collection site and performance of the test, to the dissemination of the test results to the referring physician's computer and freestanding computerized user stations, is supervised by a sophisticated computer system under a total quality assurance policy.
In order to enable Maccabi members to benefit from professional and rapid service, Maccabi operates an automated, highly advanced "mega lab" facility where numerous and diverse tests are performed with no human intervention. Test results are transferred directly to the referring physician's computer and recorded in each member's computerized medical records.
Over 50 diagnostic radiology specialists and over 100 certified X-ray technicians staff the 24 imaging clinics which provide services to Maccabi members. These facilities specialize in imaging tests such as ultrasound, X-rays, mammography and others. Most imaging facilities are equipped with advanced X-ray equipment, innovative ultrasound devices and special nuclear medicine equipment.
Maccabi members also benefit from an innovative system, which is the world's first and the largest of its kind : The system transfers imaging results from distant facilities to a central diagnostic center, using high speed communication lines. This service enables rapid and precise interpretation of imaging results in real time, even at facilities which do not benefit from the continuous attendance of a radiologist. The Teleradiology Center provides services to 24 imaging centers all over the country.
As part of a national project, Maccabi's imaging services offer all women mammography tests, which is a radiological scan for the early detection of breast cancer. Our aim is to encourage women around the age of 50 to undergo examination once every two years, as is the case for women in other developed countries. The tests and procedures performed by Maccabi are recorded in a computerized follow-up program.
Cardiac Diagnostics and Cardiac Rehabilitation
Within its Cardiology Services, Maccabi provides cardiac diagnostic services and rehabilitative services for cardiac patients. The staff of specialists who manage the facilities are responsible for all diagnostic testing performed, including stress tests, cardiac scanning, holter, echocardiography and EKG interpretation. Treatment and consultations, elements of the services provided by Maccabi to its members, include services at the Procardia Medical Center, which is the recovery and rehabilitation center for patients released from hospital care. In addition, Procardia operates a sophisticated cardiac diagnostic clinic.
Maccabi also operates the CardioStyle program, which provides medical supervision for cardiac rehabilitation and enhancement of physical fitness and cardiac health. This program is designed for cardiac patients recovering from cardiac events and for Maccabi members at risk of cardiac disease due to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and lack of physical activity.