Cool article about my dad in Haaretz

Unless you can read Hebrew (or are happy with translation software), you probably want to skip this blog post.

My dad, Oz Shapira, and his drive to get a nation-wide database of surgery statistics in Israel that is open and free to all, was recently featured in a Haaretz article.
The full version in Hebrew is at I can’t find an official English translation, unfortunately. The author of the article is Dan Eben, and it was published on August 30th 2009.
This is a noble effort and I hope it succeeds. Such databases are widely accepted and used in the US and other countries, to the benefit of patients, doctors, insurance companies, and everyone else.