Camoni project was initiated by Prof. M Shani, Gertner Institute Chairman of the Board, as one of the Institutes several activities – all dealing with health promotion by using the most advanced available technologies. Camoni was established as a non- profit organization, a National Project, that aims to empower the patient and his family as well as his caregivers.
Camoni (Hebrew:" like me") is the first Israeli health and medical social network in Hebrew.
Camoni's main focus is the patient with chronic disease and the people surrounding him – caregivers, supporters and families.
The disorders that Camoni targets include heart failure, diabetes, blood pressure disorders, kidney disorders, eating disorders and obesity, spinal cord injuries, and chronic pain.
Camoni network's goal is to empower patients and their caregivers.
The website supplies medical expertise ( knowledge) and communication with individuals with similar medical disorders (social net).
The Experts in Camoni:
Camoni offers the Hebrew speaking websurfer leading Israeli medical experts in chronic diseases.
All of the experts are well known and are members of leading hospitals and medical institutes throughout Israel. In joining Camoni, they agreed to be available for the Camoni members and patients everyday of the year.
As a part of their contribution to the community of Camoni, the network's experts publish news and articles on a daily basis in the areas of their expertise – some of which might become main parts of the discussions throughout the Camoni blogs and forums .
The Social Network of Camoni:
As a social network, Camoni offers its members variety of new and popular tools, by which communications among the patients, their caregivers and families as well as consulting the experts could be easily done.
These social network tools include: forums, blogs, insite webmail, discussion groups, virtual meeting support groups etc.
Camoni will do its best to improve and offer its users the newest communication tools for social networking in order to create a friendly and most useful virtual environment for the patient and his relatives.
Gertner Institute is a national research setting for the study of epidemiology and health policy, striving to influence health policy in Israel and assisting in its development.
Gertner Institute was founded in 1991 by Prof. M. Shani in order to promote extensive epidemiological research on major chronic diseases and to assist in the formulation of national health policy. Prof. M. Shani heads the Institute serving in the role of Chairman of the Executive Committee.
The Israeli Center for Disease Control and the Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research are both located in the Gertner building. Thereby, Gertner Institute constitutes a focal point for researchers in the field of health policy research.