Prof. Ran Balicer, MD, PhD, MPH serves as Founding Director of the Clalit Research Institute, an award-winning data-driven health innovation center that was designated as the WHO Collaborating Center on Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Prevention and Control. In Parallel, he serves as Director of Health Policy Planning for Clalit - Israel's largest healthcare organization. In these roles, he is responsible for strategic planning of novel organization-wide interventions for improving healthcare quality, reducing disparities and increasing care effectiveness. These include the introduction of data-driven innovative tools into practice - predictive modeling, real-life effectiveness markers, decision support tools and proactive preventive care. Prof Balicer also serves as Track Director in the MPH program at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He has published over 150 peer-review publications, books, and book chapters. His research is focused on the study of extensive clinical databases in care provision and policymaking, health systems integrated care, and quality management. Prof. Balicer serves as Chair of the Israeli Society for Quality in Healthcare, as immediate past president of ISPOR-Israel, and as an Advisor to Israeli Ministry of Health on infectious disease epidemiology and health policy. He also serves as a Board Member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care, and as Council Member of the European Federation for Medical Informatics. Prof. Balicer serves in senior advisory groups to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe - including the Region's Senators Group, and is involved in projects focusing on chronic diseases monitoring, prevention and control, and healthcare systems integration.