Healthcare Trends 2018

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Tony Wood, MD, MyDawa
E-health platform MyDawa disrupting Kenya's healthcare industry

The MyDawa solution is beneficial to consumers as they gain the advantage of having increased transparency, convenience and affordability. In addition, it ensures better pharmacovigilance as it tackles the issue of...

26 Jan 2018

Samples of the motorcycles donated by WHO. Image: Ayodamola Owoseye. Source:
WHO donates 853 motorcycles to Nigeria

The World Health Organisation has donated 853 motorcycles to the Nigerian government to improve disease surveillance in the country...

By Ayodamola Owoseye 23 Jan 2018

Shaping the future of African healthcare: Finalists for DHCT Accelerator Programme announced
Shaping the future of African healthcare: Finalists for DHCT Accelerator Programme announced

Digital Health Cape Town has announced the finalists for its inaugural accelerator programme designed to foster local e-health innovation...

22 Jan 2018

Top takeaways from Consumers Electronics Show
Top takeaways from Consumers Electronics Show

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which concluded Friday in Las Vegas, drew some 4,000 exhibitors from dozens of countries and more than 170,000 attendees, showcased some of the latest from the technology world.

15 Jan 2018

Natasha Gulati, digital health research manager, Frost & Sullivan
#BizTrends2018: Why healthcare cloud solutions are going to skyrocket

An industry-wide demand to use data to improve system efficiency, deliver value-based care and enable productive collaborations is driving investment in cloud solutions...

10 Jan 2018

Facebook trains artificial intelligence to spot suicidal signs
Facebook trains artificial intelligence to spot suicidal signs

Facebook earlier this week said it was stepping up the use of artificial intelligence to identify members of the leading social network who may be thinking of suicide...

30 Nov 2017

Franck was saved by a skin transplant from his identical twin Eric. Photo:The Times, London
Twin saves brother's skin in transplant first

A man who had suffered burns over 95% of his body was saved by a skin transplant from his identical twin in a world-first operation...

28 Nov 2017

2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners revealed
2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners revealed

Recognising and rewarding innovative ideas that have the potential to significantly impact the Gauteng economy, the 2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners in each category have been announced...

20 Nov 2017

Call for applicants for Digital Health Cape Town's accelerator programme
Call for applicants for Digital Health Cape Town's accelerator programme

Designed to foster local ehealth innovation, Digital Health Cape Town (DHCT) has opened applications for its accelerator programme...

17 Nov 2017

Photo: Logbox
Lancet pilots paperless patient intake app

Lancet Laboratories has successfully completed pilot testing of the medical form-filling app, LogBox, to introduce paperless patient intake...

14 Nov 2017

Photo: Seed
#AfricaCom: Rural healthcare and digitalisation

Given the proliferation of mobile devices in Africa, it makes sense that digital tools would alleviate many of the healthcare issues in the out-of-the-way places...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

Jasper Westerink, CEO, Philips Africa
Innovation will make strides in healthcare equality

Healthcare in South Africa is a study in contrasts, which requires a two-pronged approach; addressing both ends of the healthcare spectrum. ...

1 Nov 2017

We've developed a hearing app that can screen people in rural areas
We've developed a hearing app that can screen people in rural areas

Hearing loss is a major contributor to the global burden of disease, affecting over 360 million people...

By De Wet Swanepoel 30 Oct 2017

All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!
All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!

Accenture and partners - Transunion and The Da Vinci Institute - have announced winners of the Innovation Index 2017...

17 Oct 2017

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year
Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner...

13 Oct 2017

Dr Ashley Pretorius
#EntrepreneurMonth: Improving HIV/Aids detection rates

The current method of HIV/ Aids detection has a 50% false positive detection rate...

12 Oct 2017

The game-changing potential of M2M technology for businesses
The game-changing potential of M2M technology for businesses

The case for introducing machine-to-machine (M2M) technology into the workplace is gaining in strength, with solutions providers continuing to innovate and push the boundaries of such technologies...

By Ronald Ravel 12 Oct 2017

Photo by Nevin Ruttanaboonta on Unsplash
What if analytics and machine learning could save lives?

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, was relentless, hopping between Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Liberia, before making its way to the UK, US, and Spain. It claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people...

By Aneshan Ramaloo 29 Sep 2017

Precious Matsoso, director general: Department of Health
Taming healthcare technology

Inequalities in healthcare can be eliminated in a generation using technology...

By Nicci Botha 26 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Time for investors to focus on SA healthtech, not fintech - Havaic
#InnovationMonth: Time for investors to focus on SA healthtech, not fintech - Havaic

Investors in the South African ecosystem should stop focusing solely on fintech innovation, and look to making more healthtech investments...

By Gabriella Mulligan 22 Sep 2017

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

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