January 30, 2018 | Israel’s MDClone, a Beersheba-based company providing healthcare data in real-time, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with The Washington University School of Medicine to make data from the BJC HealthCare system of St. Louis, Missouri more accessible to researchers and healthcare professionals, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. The agreement is MDClone’s first partnership outside of Israel. The deal is aimed at finding new ways for Washington University’s Institute for Informatics to share and use the clinical data. MDClone founder Ziv Ofek was in St. Louis last summer, along with other Israeli healthcare startups to participate in the first GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit and employees from BJC HealthCare and the Institute for Informatics were part of GlobalSTL’s visit to Israel this month. GlobalSTL is an initiative that attracts high-growth international startups to St. Louis. “We explored partnerships with leading institutions across the US and have been impressed with the visionary leadership and top talent in healthcare delivery and research at Washington University in St. Louis,” Ofek said in a statement.