Healthcare Trends 2018

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The Comrades - no turning back!

On Sunday, 10 June, 20,000 runners will gather in the early hours of the morning in Pietermaritzburg for the start of the Comrades Marathon...

Issued by Bonitas 25 Jan 2018

Discovery Health recovers R568m through fraud-control activities in 2017

Discovery Health has invested substantially in fighting the scourge of healthcare fraud. Efforts to curb fraud in the healthcare system resulted in R568m recovered on behalf of client schemes in 2017...

22 Jan 2018

How corporate SA can transition towards customer centricity and embrace the global paradigm

If your company is not thinking about embracing the global paradigm towards customer centricity, you should spend your remaining profits building a time machine to review the moments that lead to your demise...

By Matthew Westaway 17 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Private healthcare in SA - continued decline and a solution

We entered 2017 reeling from a series of double-digit medical insurance premium hikes...

By Dr Brian Ruff 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Let us lay myths to rest and get on with healthcare provision

At the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) 2017 Conference last year, two private hospital chief executives and the head of the largest medical funder in the country laid to rest the myth that the private sector is implacably opposed to universal healthcare.

By Dr Dumisani Bomela 8 Jan 2018

Mind the gap: Demarcation Regulations and universal healthcare

A healthy nation is a cornerstone of socioeconomic growth, and besides ensuring basic services such as clean water and sanitation, quality healthcare is also a right...

2 Jan 2018

Stay healthy on holiday

The majority of us are not as good when it comes to checking whether we have cover for medical emergencies while away, especially when travelling outside of South Africa...

Issued by Bonitas 11 Dec 2017

Hat trick for Bonitas Medical Fund

Bonitas Medical Fund was recently awarded the Ask Afrika Orange Index for service excellence. This makes it a hat trick for the fund this year, having earlier received both the Kasi Star Brand Award and the ICON Brands Survey award - both for the medical aid category...

Issued by Bonitas 28 Nov 2017

MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Doctors for 2017

MediFin Financial Services, a pioneer in the medical finance industry, has awarded their Most Loyal Partners. The awards recognise business partners that display great customer service, strategic alliance, and top affiliate behaviour...

Issued by Medifin Financial Services 17 Nov 2017

Medical aid waiting periods and late-joiner penalties: What. How. Why?

The world of medical schemes in South Africa is a very different one to 25 years ago. There are strict rules and regulations governing the industry, there to protect both the members and the financial sustainability of the scheme...

Issued by Bonitas 26 Oct 2017

Medical tax credits to go?

There has been talk for some time now about the National Health Insurance (NHI) and how it will be funded...

25 Oct 2017

SA needs to rethink its healthcare model

In South Africa, the healthcare expenditure as part of GDP is 8.5%, which is lower than the WHO's global average of 9.95%...

19 Oct 2017

'Bogus' online doctor to be probed

The Government Employee Medical Scheme has launched an investigation into claims it allowed staff at public relations firm Martina Nicholson Associates to give medical advice on its online column titled Dr Joe.

By Katharine Child 9 Oct 2017

Dodgy 'Dr Joe' removed from Gems website amid HPCSA probe

The 'House call with Dr Joe' column on the Gems website has been taken down after TimesLIVE alleged PR staffers were writing the content...

By Naledi Shange 3 Oct 2017

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International

How Nuvus is using its business experience to shake the medical marijuana industry up

With almost 30 states having legalised the growth, sale and usage of marijuana for medicinal, recreational or both purposes, it is clear that the tide has turned in favor of a complete legalisation at state and federal levels within the coming years. Expectedly, there has been a boom in interest in in the industry, both from the commercial and scientific perspectives.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 31 Jan 2018

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