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Cipla Medpro acquires a stake in connected health company Brandmed
Cipla Medpro acquires a stake in connected health company BrandmedArticle

Cipla Medpro will acquire a 30% stake upon closure in the connected healthcare company, Brandmed...

Issued by Cipla 17 May 2019

A health worker looks on at an Ebola transit centre in Beni in North Kivu province, DRC. Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA
Ebola survivors can lose their eyesight. What we're doing to prevent itArticle

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the largest outbreak in the country since 1976 when the Ebola virus was first identified in what was then known as Zaire...

Steven Yeh, Jean-Claude Mwanza & Jessica Shantha 16 May 2019

The future of biometrics in healthcare
The future of biometrics in healthcareArticle

The idea of using biometrics in the healthcare sector is not new, but it is one that hasn't been explored or exploited to its full potential...

Pine Pienaar 3 Apr 2019

Biometrics are the future of healthcare
Biometrics are the future of healthcareArticle

The idea of using biometrics in the healthcare sector is not new, but it is one that hasn't been explored or exploited to its full potential...

2 Apr 2019

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

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 advisorArticle

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

Dinsow robot for the elderly. Photo: Bangkok Post
Thailand set to bolster medical tourism with roboticsArticle

Medical tourism is one of the main sectors driving the Thai economy. Thailand 4.0 was launched in May 2016 to support economic transformation driven by science, technology, and innovation...

13 Mar 2019

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

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

X-ray of the lungs in a 5-year-old child who has pneumonia. Shutterstock
It's time to go back to basics in the fight against childhood pneumoniaArticle

Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects the lungs. The viruses and bacteria that cause the disease are spread through airborne droplets from a cough or sneeze...

Nicole Wolter 12 Nov 2018

How will the State Liability Amendment Bill affect victims?
How will the State Liability Amendment Bill affect victims?Article

According to Kirstie Haslam, partner at DSC Attorneys, the proposed State Liability Amendment Bill will have dire consequences for medical malpractice claimants...

31 Oct 2018

Professor Souleymane Mboup
Health is essential for Africa to cash in on its human capitalArticle

Africa is home to 1.2bn people, many of them young, which has has fuelled talk about the continent's human capital being an asset in economic growth...

Souleymane Mboup 26 Oct 2018

Increasing cholesterol medication adherence with financial incentives may be cost-effective
Increasing cholesterol medication adherence with financial incentives may be cost-effectiveArticle

A programme that offered financial incentives to both patients and their physicians to control low-density lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol could be a cost-effective intervention for patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease...

16 Oct 2018

Digital transformation is the key to healthcare in Africa
Digital transformation is the key to healthcare in AfricaArticle

The benefits of the digital revolution to the healthcare sector in Africa are enormous...

2 Oct 2018

AI will change the face of patient care
AI will change the face of patient careArticle

There is no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will change the way healthcare is managed and delivered, particularly in helping patients in tangible and life-saving ways.

13 Sep 2018

Laura Swanepoel, head of healthcare, building services, WSP
Custom designing healthcare for AfricaArticle

There is no doubt that improving access to healthcare in Africa is a massive task...

11 Sep 2018

Sasa, Discovery Health roll out event-based contract model
Sasa, Discovery Health roll out event-based contract modelArticle

An alternative reimbursement model has been launched that will benefit patients and encourage best practice among clinicians in the private healthcare sector...

4 Sep 2018

Yurchanka Siarhei/Shutterstock
Putting Nigerian neuroscience research under the microscopeArticle

Researchers are working hard to unravel the complex mysteries of the human brain and nervous system, as well as to find treatment for often incurable brain diseases...

Mahmoud Bukar Maina 4 Sep 2018

Vosloorus hospital confirms Klebsiella pneumonia outbreak
Vosloorus hospital confirms Klebsiella pneumonia outbreakArticle

The Gauteng Department of Health has confirmed the outbreak of Klebsiella pneumonia at the Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital, in Vosloorus...

23 Aug 2018

AI: The Florence Nightingale of the 21st century?
AI: The Florence Nightingale of the 21st century?Article

Florence Nightingale, aka the lady with the lamp, is the recognised founder of nursing, and the first to link poor sanitary conditions and high mortality rates in hospitals...

Simon Kos 22 Aug 2018

You're paying more for less when it comes to medical aid. Here's why
You're paying more for less when it comes to medical aid. Here's whyArticle

What are your chances of ending up in a hospital? Higher than you'd think if you are a medical aid member in a large city - and the reason reveals some never-before-seen truths about the country's private healthcare sector...

6 Jul 2018

#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech
#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high techArticle

Healthcare is getting increasingly high tech, and nurses in Africa are at the forefront of using innovative solutions to improve patient care...

24 May 2018

New MRI increases productivity at Rondebosch Medical Centre
New MRI increases productivity at Rondebosch Medical CentreArticle

Morton & Partners continues to expand its patient-centered clinical services at Rondebosch Medical Centre with the installation of its new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine...

Issued by Morton & Partners 18 May 2018

Photo: Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism
Rands and sense: Why the National Health Insurance may lead to better health budgetsArticle

About 200m from where I work in Rosebank, Johannesburg, there is a private clinic housing a general practitioner, a team of specialised surgeons, a rehabilitation centre, and state-of-the-art imaging and radiology technology...

Natasha Salant 16 May 2018

High-tech solutions to improve patient care in Africa
High-tech solutions to improve patient care in AfricaArticle

Healthcare is getting more high-tech - from electronic medical records and patient self-tracking to informatics and minimally invasive procedures - and nurses are at the forefront of using these innovative solutions to improve patient care in Africa...

11 May 2018

Jacqui Stewart, CEO of Cohsasa
Quality improvement in the health sector is everybody's businessArticle

The story of the under-resourcing in Africa's public health sector is well documented, yet implementing and adhering to quality management systems can significantly to improve health outcomes...

25 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from AfricaArticle

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Professor Mkhululi Lukhele, acting head of department, Gauteng Health
Department promises extra vigilance on mental health NGOsArticle

Having learnt lessons from the Life Esidimeni tragedy, the Gauteng Department has taken extraordinary measures to increase the number of audits at mental health NGOs...

9 Apr 2018

Digital is the way to go for hospitals
Digital is the way to go for hospitalsArticle

To patients, hospitals are regarded as sanctums of healing, but the truth is private sector facilities must also be sustainable businesses...

Peter Mills 6 Apr 2018

Researchers say use of artificial intelligence in medicine raises ethical questions
Researchers say use of artificial intelligence in medicine raises ethical questionsArticle

Artificial intelligence is hard at work crunching health data to improve diagnostics and help doctors make better decisions for their patients. But...

Patricia Hannon 4 Apr 2018

South Africa has a health workforce in crisis. Photo: Nic Bothma/EPA
Better health services rest on building trust among healthcare workersArticle

A health system that communities experience as uncaring and unaccountable undermines and ultimately destroys trust in the health system...

Veloshnee Govender 4 Apr 2018

IHK meets international standards a second time around
IHK meets international standards a second time aroundArticle

The International Hospital Kampala (IHK), a 100-bed private hospital in Uganda and part of the International Medical Group, has noticed a significant drop in hospital-acquired infections (HAI)...

Marilyn Keegan and Nancy Akullo, Issued by COHSASA 23 Mar 2018

Dr Richard Friedland, CEO: Netcare
Competition Tribunal gives the green light for Netcare/Akeso dealArticle

The Competition Tribunal has approved Netcare's acquisition of Akeso Clinics, a group of 12 dedicated mental healthcare facilities...

19 Mar 2018

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#LifeEsidimeni: What Qedani Mahlangu's testimony may mean for David MakhuraArticle

Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu may have withheld information from provincial politicians, including mounting complaints about conditions at the deadly NGOs that housed state mental health patients...

24 Jan 2018

Ntutule Tshenye, GM - Philips South Africa; Gauteng MEC for Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa; Dr Freddy Kgongwana, CEO of Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital (DGMAH); and Jose Fernandes, Head Philips Healthcare, South Africa
Gauteng Health invests R36m in cancer facilityArticle

An advanced oncology facility, costing R36m, has opened at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital (GDMAH) in Ga-Rankuwa, Tshwane...

16 Jan 2018

Dr Anneke van der Spoel van Dijk is invested in contributing to the global effort of stopping TB by 2035. Photo: Charl Devenish
Tackling drug-resistant TB through molecular methodsArticle

Rapid molecular techniques are the tools Dr Anneke van der Spoel van Dijk uses to investigate the spread of TB in the Free State population...

15 Jan 2018

Dr Howard Manyonga, head of The Birthing Team
#BizTrends2018: Making obstetrics a team sportArticle

Maternity services in the private sector are in crisis, with many obstetricians leaving active practice and fewer medical graduates opting to specialise in the field...

Dr Howard Manyonga 8 Jan 2018

Sunil Kenth
#BizTrends2018: Five data trends that are influencing healthcareArticle

Technology, data, computing and human power can provide answers for challenges in the healthcare sector, some of which haven't even been thought of yet, as well as offering opportunities for success...

3 Jan 2018

Boris Dzhingarov
New graduate registered nurses find it hard to get their first jobArticle

Becoming a registered nurse is difficult but this is just the first step of the struggle that is going to come. Although there is a clear demand for RNs, according to the American Association Of Colleges Of Nursing, this does not mean that the demand is present everywhere...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017

New breed of IT innovators among IT Personality Award finalists
New breed of IT innovators among IT Personality Award finalistsArticle

Entrepreneurs and innovators dominate this year's finalists' list for the annual SA IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards...

Issued by ITP Communications 12 Oct 2017

Making sense out of health data
Making sense out of health dataArticle

With the misappropriation of funds, unaffordable medical aid rates and the generally abhorrent state of government hospitals (with some exceptions)...

12 Sep 2017

A vision for digital health at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017
A vision for digital health at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017Article

Digital breakthroughs are empowering healthcare organisations. How we adapt technology to the people who use it - patients, health insurers and providers - is going to define the future of health...

Nivashini Narsiah 31 Aug 2017

Cost containment and quality healthcare need not be mutually exclusive
Cost containment and quality healthcare need not be mutually exclusiveArticle

The South African healthcare system is in transition as we move towards the implementation of National Health Insurance. There is considerable opportunity for securing a brighter healthcare future for all...

Mark Arnold 29 Aug 2017

Digital tool for critical medical decision making
Digital tool for critical medical decision makingArticle

Poor medical decisions do not only have an impact on patients' lives, but it also costs the healthcare sector billions of rand every year...

16 Aug 2017

COHSASA appoints new board members, changes in leadership
COHSASA appoints new board members, changes in leadershipArticle

COHSASA welcomed three new board members at its quarterly May 2017 meeting to take the vision and mission of the organisation forward. There was also a change of leadership at the top of the board...

Issued by COHSASA 29 Jun 2017

Connecting the dots between diagnostic, admin and clinical systems
Connecting the dots between diagnostic, admin and clinical systemsArticle

Healthcare services delivery in Africa needs to change, but no-one is quite certain how...

14 Jun 2017

Nursing Department of Mediclinic Cape Gate receives Quality Award
Nursing Department of Mediclinic Cape Gate receives Quality AwardArticle

Proud members of the Mediclinic Cape Gate nursing team gathered in the hospital's board room in May 2017 to receive the Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Trophy...

Issued by COHSASA 31 May 2017

Getting global fees right
Getting global fees rightArticle

There is some controversy about alternative reimbursement models in the commercial healthcare industry...

19 May 2017

Nursing profession driving change through research and technological developments
Nursing profession driving change through research and technological developmentsArticle

Not only has the focus on research resulted in increased competence within the nursing group but with the world becoming digital, the rapid introduction of educational technology means that our nurses are empowered...

Dr Sharon Vasuthevan 8 May 2017

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