For the past 10 years, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center has been at the forefront of digital health information, leveraging the "data ocean", a mature, diverse, expansive database, containing electronic medical record, monitoring, imaging, laboratory, and other medical data. The "data ocean" also includes operational, logistics, and financial data, as well as information from external sources.
The virtual sandbox is a development environment for data science, algorithm development, data analytics, and research. The environment is located in a secure cloud so researchers can benefit from cloud-based data access without compromising either information confidentiality or source organizational information infrastructure or data. The sandbox contains a variety of artificial intelligence (AI) "toys" (tools and services) to execute projects, conduct research, and develop data-driven products.