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Medici medical app launches in South Africa

A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa...

20 May 2017

Climbdown on medical aids

The Department of Health has done a U-turn on its plan to scrap medical aid schemes...

15 May 2017

BHF weighs in on global fee debate

Implementing and adopting alternative models of provider reimbursement are crucial to the sustainability of the healthcare sector...

5 May 2017

The case for a restricted medical scheme

With healthcare sustainability under scrutiny, many companies are wondering whether a restricted medical scheme is still a viable benefit...

28 Apr 2017

Desperately seeking: A viable healthcare payment system

South Africa's private healthcare sector is under severe pressure, particularly with rampant inflation tracking at rates higher than CPI...

By Nicci Botha 24 Apr 2017

Holistic treatment and management of diabetes critical

Gerhard Van Emmenis, Acting Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund, explains why a proactive and holistic approach to diabetes management is essential...

Issued by Bonitas 21 Apr 2017

Medical funds and administration schemes

People who are on private medical aids are often unclear as to the difference between the administrator of the scheme and the medical aid scheme, and what the roles and responsibilities are...

Issued by Bonitas 31 Mar 2017

Oversupply contributes to healthcare inflation

It's pivotal for medical aids explore ways to decrease costs on the supplier side, particularly when it comes to hospitals...

30 Mar 2017

Demarcation regulations: In whose best interests?

Are the demarcation regulations a means to erode the private healthcare system ahead of NHI?...

22 Mar 2017

Fraud, waste and abuse - why healthcare is so expensive

Some of the most significant contributors to soaring healthcare costs are fraud, waste and abuse...

15 Mar 2017

Life drops co-payment for Bonitas members

Cost-effective alternatives and sheer member numbers have pressured Life Healthcare into waiving its 30% co-payment for Bonitas Medical Fund members at 14 of its hospitals...

22 Feb 2017

Discovery asks for dismissal of Afrocentric claim

Discovery has asked to have the Competition Tribunal throw out a complaint of collective bargaining against them...

By Michelle Gumede 17 Feb 2017

Schemes battle doctor group at tribunal

Sama and the CMS are to square off at the Competition Tribunal in their long-running row over how specialists bill patients...

By Tamar Kahn 14 Feb 2017

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New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

In an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, a new alliance between citizen science organisations and UN Environment will be launched under the name ‘Global Mosquito Alert'. Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for killing close to 2.7m people annually and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates overall mosquito-borne cases at 500m every year.

10 May 2017

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

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