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Technology: healthcare enabler or disrupter?

To solve the problems in healthcare in South Africa, while technology is an enabler, the key lies in recognising the needs of our market...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 19 Nov 2021

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First non-invasive benign prostate procedure performed in SA

A non-surgical procedure to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) was successfully performed for the first time in SA...

11 Nov 2021

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Telehealth app bridges gap in healthcare in Africa

A new telehealth app provides stakeholders with invaluable insight into the prioritisation of much-needed resources...

4 Nov 2021

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Medtech sector key to SA's economic recovery

South Africa's medical technology (medtech) sector's current estimated R20bn market value could be significantly increased...

2 Nov 2021

RecoMed concludes R21m in international funding round
RecoMed concludes R21m in international funding round

RecoMed, a growing online healthcare marketplace and booking platform in South Africa recently concluded a highly successful funding round of R21m...

2 Nov 2021

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AstraZeneca and the Royal Academy partnership focuses on health tech

A new partnership between AstraZeneca and the Royal Academy of Engineering (the Academy) to establish connections between African healthcare innovators...

6 Oct 2021

Are you ready for what's next? Redefine what's possible with smarter business approaches
Are you ready for what's next? Redefine what's possible with smarter business approaches

Globally, businesses are experiencing a deep level of disruption. While some have closed down, others continue to fail dismally and others, are thriving in the face of innovation. The difference? Agility and resilience to redefine what is possible......

Issued by Mint Group 30 Sep 2021

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Fast-tracking healthcare digitalisation

Covid-19 has been a catalyst in the fast-tracking digitalisation in health...

30 Sep 2021

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Picking up the pace of healthcare innovation

The Covid-19 pandemic has galvanised the development of more than 120 health technology innovations...

22 Sep 2021

#WomensMonth: It'll take more than 60 years to bridge the gender gap

When I started, I was one of very few women in leadership roles in our company. It was extremely difficult to think about role modelling when there were no women to look up to...

By Catherine Estrampes 3 Aug 2021

#StartupStory: Cape-based startup set to disrupt SA healthtech space

Cape-based startup InnoHealth recently secured seed capital for an AI-based digital healthcare platform that is set to disrupt the local healthtech space...

Johannes MasitengBy Johannes Masiteng 29 Jul 2021

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What machine learning can offer Nigeria's healthcare system

Imagine it's 2030 - and a typical day in a Nigerian healthcare setting. In earlier decades, when a patient walked in, they could see piles of folders and a clutter of pens scattered all over the office...

By Busayo Ajuwon, Alice Richardson & Brett Lidbury 21 Jul 2021

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Technology in hospitals can delay care: What doctors and nurses in South Africa told us

Information and communication technologies can dramatically improve healthcare delivery. They can make communication and exchange of information between healthcare professionals easier...

By Oluwamayowa O Ogundaini 29 Jun 2021

Top SA urologist becomes first to complete 1,000 robotic surgeries
Top SA urologist becomes first to complete 1,000 robotic surgeries

Top surgeon, Dr Lance Coetzee, who has become the first urologist in SA to complete 1,000 robotic procedures, says robots are changing the face of cancer treatment and are helping save lives...

Issued by Leap Communications 15 Jun 2021

Shivani Ranchod, CEO, Percept
Tech ticks the boxes for improved primary healthcare

Technology has real potential to effectively deliver primary healthcare across South Africa, and should be used as a road map to better healthcare services for all in the country, according to a study...

26 May 2021

Family members of Covid-19 infected patients stand in a queue with empty oxygen cylinders outside the oxygen filling centre in New Delhi, India. Photo by Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
It's possible to build stronger systems to deliver oxygen: here's what it takes

Covid-19 pneumonia creates breathing difficulties leading to low blood oxygen levels (hypoxaemia). Unable to get enough oxygen to supply vital organs, patients with hypoxaemia are at very high risk of death...

By Hamish Graham & Adegoke Falade 10 May 2021

Defibrillation exercise on a high-fidelity simulator
New medical training simulation unit launches at Stellenbosch University

A brand new state-of-the-art Simulation and Clinical Skills Unit (SCSU) will officially open at Stellenbosch University's (SU) Tygerberg Campus in Cape Town today...

3 May 2021

Medical doctors are making the transition to virtual medicine and digitise their practices
Medical doctors are making the transition to virtual medicine and digitise their practices

Developed and presented by Henley Business School Africa, the unique six-week course is designed to help medical doctors especially transition to virtual medicine and digitise their practices in the process...

Issued by Henley Business School 20 Apr 2021

Wayne Miller, Zebra Technologies
How the pandemic is transforming healthcare

Despite the many challenges of 2020, healthcare organisations have gained considerable insights and experience that will transform the sector well into the future...

By Wayne Miller 15 Apr 2021

Using Google's chatbot technology to prioritise the mental health of students at UP

The University of Pretoria's Student Counselling Unit and DotModus designed and built a first-of-its-kind counselling chatbot for university students as part of their Student Counselling Unit-Bot (Scu-B) initiative...

Issued by DotModus 13 Apr 2021






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