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DrConnect remedies online health questions
DrConnect remedies online health questions

About one in 20 of the more than a billion people doing internet searches on health and wellness are looking for answers on health-related concerns...

14 Sep 2017

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

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

12 Sep 2017

Study: Tech spend on healthcare delivery to top $800m in five years
Study: Tech spend on healthcare delivery to top $800m in five years

Annual spending on CAD systems will reach $800m globally by 2022, as AI (artificial intelligence) start-ups exert greater impact on healthcare delivery...

8 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 2017

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...

By Nivashini Narsiah 31 Aug 2017

Is SA's healthcare getting better?
Is SA's healthcare getting better?

Insight Survey's latest South African Healthcare Industry Landscape Report 2017 provides a holistic understanding of the healthcare landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 28 Aug 2017

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Construction starts on hospital bunker

Construction of a concrete bunker to house a multi-million-rand bone scan machine at Livingstone Hospital finally started on Wednesday, 23 August...

By Estelle Ellis 25 Aug 2017

Siri creator, Antoine Blondeau. Photo: AFP
AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

HONG KONG - It's 2050 and the world revolves around you...

21 Aug 2017

Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors starts to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' market...

By Miguel Damião Gago 21 Aug 2017

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

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

Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid
Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid

To grow your practice and to get the desired results out of your marketing efforts, you need to avoid these healthcare marketing mistakes...

By Pranjali Singh 10 Aug 2017

WP Blood app makes donating blood a cinch
WP Blood app makes donating blood a cinch

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) has launched an app called WP Blood to increase participation in blood donation...

17 Jul 2017

Jacobus Eksteen
Data analytics and the changing face of industries

Never before have industries had the power to use information to enhance their products and services as they do today...

By Jacobus Eksteen 12 Jul 2017

How wearable tech can improve employee wellness
How wearable tech can improve employee wellness

Technology is transforming employee wellness programmes. Gone are the days that nurses do the physical checkups for many European and US countries...

By Steven Howard 10 Jul 2017

Robotic pelvic floor prolapse - a first
Robotic pelvic floor prolapse - a first

The first pelvic floor prolapse repair using the da Vinci robot.at a South African hospital took place at Mediclinic Durbanville recently...

30 Jun 2017

SA polymer grabs artificial hand development
SA polymer grabs artificial hand development

Southampton University is responsible for a considerable body of work in developing artificial limb...

27 Jun 2017

Medical device industry gets new ethics code
Medical device industry gets new ethics code

The new Medical Device Code of Ethical Marketing and Business Practice allows for self-regulation by the industry...

22 Jun 2017

New digital venture fund from Orange
New digital venture fund from Orange

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa...

14 Jun 2017

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

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

14 Jun 2017

John Flannery
General Electric appoints new CEO

NEW YORK, US: General Electric on Monday announced the departure of chief executive Jeff Immelt, who had made the risky bet of refocusing the American conglomerate on its industrial roots...

13 Jun 2017

Non-invasive scan for liver disease
Non-invasive scan for liver disease

In the past the only way to measure a liver's elasticity was through a biopsy...

12 Jun 2017

Healthcare at the click of a button
Healthcare at the click of a button

E-health innovations have the potential to change the lives of millions of people on the continent...

By Matthew Donen 23 May 2017

England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyberattack
England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyberattack

Accident and emergency units in England were nearly back to normal after the last restrictions put in place following the global cyberattack were lifted...

18 May 2017

Finding an African solution for maternal deaths
Finding an African solution for maternal deaths

Many maternal deaths in low-resource areas of Africa are caused by severe bleeding during childbirth...

17 May 2017

By jurvetson (Steve Jurvetson) –
How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future

To sustain a population of 9.7 billion people by 2050, the world is going to need innovations that make careful use of the available resources, human and environmental...

By Frank Tietze 17 May 2017

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Cutting-edge radio-surgical technology arrives in SA

"The technology delivers powerful doses of precision-targeted radiation that acts as a surgeon's ‘scalpel'. This greatly reduces many of the risks associated with traditional cranial surgery."

9 May 2017

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

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...

By Dr Sharon Vasuthevan 8 May 2017

Local is lekker: An SA solution for draining chest wounds
Local is lekker: An SA solution for draining chest wounds

South African doctors and innovators have come up with a homegrown solution to overcome the ineffective chest draining techniques...

4 May 2017

Study Watch. Photo: Verily
Alphabet's Verily to embark on health-mapping study

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Alphabet's life sciences unit Verily plans to track people for years, in a quest for insights into staying healthy...

20 Apr 2017

Growing the African digital healthcare space
Growing the African digital healthcare space

mLab Southern Africa, CSIR and the DST will continue their ReHealthAfrica initiative, focused on skills, product and enterprise development in healthcare tech...

18 Apr 2017

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