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Living your best locum life in the gig economy
Living your best locum life in the gig economy

Are South African medical professionals and medical practice owners ready to embrace advances in technology to work smarter, earn better and enjoy more time doing the things they care about the most?...

Issued by LocumBase 3 May 2019

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Barcoding the healthcare world

In our daily lives we hardly give the barcode a second thought. We only really come across it when we're shopping and even then, it's merely a bunch of lines and spaces that helps us process the transaction and buy an item...

By Neil Gouveia 26 Apr 2019

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Irish study: Why fewer female medical students choose surgery

Just 6.9% of female students say they never felt intimidated during their surgical training, compare to 15.8% of their male counterparts...

18 Apr 2019

Africa's first in-utero spina bifida repair
Africa's first in-utero spina bifida repair

Africa's first in-utero spinal surgery on a foetus with spina bifida went well...

16 Apr 2019

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Startup offers alternative to financing palliative care

Current medical aid models for end-of-life care will pay for costly in-hospital care but won't pay for home-based care...

12 Apr 2019

Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?
Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is awaiting the president's go-ahead to investigate allegations that Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPSCA) employees may have taken bribes...

By Roxy de Villiers 5 Apr 2019

Introducing the e-patient
Introducing the e-patient

Almost half the South African population has access to the internet, including 8-million Twitter users and 16-million Facebook users...

4 Apr 2019

Informed consent: The costly legal implications if it's not done right
Informed consent: The costly legal implications if it's not done right

The value of keeping proper written records of explanations, discussions and advice leading to the informed consent to avoid protracted legal proceedings for both doctors and patients...

By Lisa Swaine 3 Apr 2019

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Ask Dr Google. The pros and cons of online diagnosis

Pop symptoms of a headache into a search engine and it will come back with a myriad of diagnoses, varying from a sinus headache to a tumour...

1 Apr 2019

Doctor's orders: Start saving now
Doctor's orders: Start saving now

Medical doctors have tremendous earning potential and can expect to accumulate wealth in their lifetime...

29 Mar 2019

Join the locum revolution to work smarter and earn better
Join the locum revolution to work smarter and earn better

LocumBase.com is an online platform that connects freelance medical professionals with practices who need them, in a time when digital technologies have revolutionised the ways we organise our lives and do business...

Issued by LocumBase 26 Mar 2019

Cohsasa is looking for a surveyor/quality advisor
Cohsasa is looking for a surveyor/quality advisor

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa is looking for a dynamic, motivated person who is passionate about making a difference in the healthcare services offered to patients...

Issued by COHSASA 14 Mar 2019

Cape Town health leader chosen as among 100 most impactful health leaders on global list
Cape Town health leader chosen as among 100 most impactful health leaders on global list

The CEO of The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), Jacqui Stewart, has been selected as one of the 100 Most Impactful Healthcare Leaders by the World Health & Wellness Congress for 2019...

Issued by COHSASA 4 Mar 2019

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (NPC)
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (NPC)

The healthcare facilities listed here have recently been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town...

Issued by COHSASA 4 Mar 2019

Kelly du Plessis, CEO: Rare Diseases SA
NHI is an opportunity to access orphan drugs

Government's National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme represents a substantial policy shift to restructure healthcare and secure universal health coverage for all South Africans...

28 Feb 2019

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Is NHI going to make the SA economy even sicker?

Concerns raised by the Hospital Association of SA (Hasa) over contradictions in the NHI and the Medical Schemes Amendment that could lead to potential job losses has raised the ire of the national health minister...

By Jasson Urbach 27 Feb 2019

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#BudgetSpeech2019: Will it lead to more doctors being sued for negligence?

Legal claims against the department now amount to more than half of some provincial health budgets. Less money now will only mean more claims later...

By Daniel McLaren 21 Feb 2019

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi
Motsoaledi outlines NHI war room plan

President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) last week that in 2019 government will take a significant step towards universal health coverage that will bring quality healthcare to all South Africans...

12 Feb 2019

Over 80% of South Africans rely on state facilities like Chris Hani Baragwanath, the third largest hospital in the world. Shutterstock
Why delays to fixing healthcare are bad news for South Africans

The release of a final report about the state of competition in South Africa's private health sector has been delayed again...

By Wezile Chitha 5 Feb 2019

Lamees Scholtz, head of PCNS
BHF rebrands its practice code numbering system

The BHF has rebranded its PCNS to bring greater transparency and alignment between healthcare service providers (HSP) and medical schemes...

10 Jan 2019

Dr Paula Armstrong, senior economist at Econex
#BizTrends2019: Policy uncertainty and its impact on healthcare investment

Policy certainty is necessary for sustainable investment in a sector. Currently, there is considerable policy uncertainty in the health sector in SA, mainly due to three parallel policy processes...

By Paula Armstrong 7 Jan 2019

COHSASA is accredited for a fifth time
COHSASA is accredited for a fifth time

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC (COHSASA), has achieved its fifth accreditation from the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)...

Issued by COHSASA 20 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Invitation to bid
Invitation to bid

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) invites all potential advertising agency service providers to bid for a below-the-line advertising campaign to overhaul the image of the SANC and nursing in general...

Issued by South African Nursing Council 10 Dec 2018

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by the COHSASA (NPC)
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by the COHSASA (NPC)

The healthcare facilities listed here have recently been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town...

Issued by COHSASA 4 Dec 2018

Mashudu Mphafudi, director in the finance & banking practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Private healthcare is ripe for transformation

It's no secret that a small number of 'big names' dominate the private healthcare and medical aid industries...

28 Nov 2018

MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Partners for 2018
MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Partners for 2018

MediFin Financial Services has again awarded their most loyal partners. These prestigious awards recognise their top partners who display great customer service, strategic alliance and top affiliate behaviour...

Issued by Medifin Financial Services 21 Nov 2018

Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare
Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare

Globally, one in four private healthcare groups surveyed won't work with governments...

By Joan van Dyk 21 Nov 2018

There already exist some promising new antibiotic therapies, and more are in the pipeline. However, our economic model prevents researchers from moving them out onto the market.
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Humanity under threat from antibiotic-resistant infections

I grew up believing in the forward trajectory of progress in science and medicine - that human health would continue to improve as it had for hundreds of years...

By Gerry Wright 19 Nov 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

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