Healthcare Trends 2018

Advertise on Bizcommunity

Subscribe to industry newsletters

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...

7 hours ago

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

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

6 hours ago

Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day

In South Africa, we raise more than one billion farm animals for food every year. Now is the time to join the green revolution, with sustainable food consumption on the rise and plant-based protein predicted to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018...

3 days ago

Clinical trial on plasma infusion for Alzheimer's shows promise

An early-phase clinical trial has shown some signs suggesting improvement in the condition of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease sufferers after receiving blood plasma infusions from young donors...

3 days ago

Putting money where the mouth is - sugar, public health and the advertising industry

Changing behaviour is difficult - particularly amidst million-dollar advertising onslaughts...

By Deborah Minors 18 Jan 2018

Drug firm has a plan to bypass tap water

Aspen Pharmacare's Cape Town-based subsidiary, Fine Chemicals Corporation, is so concerned about risks posed by the region's drought that it is investing in new infrastructure...

18 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

Researchers identify gene linked with lower asthma risk

A gene associated with lower asthma risk and its role in the disease's progression has been identified by researchers from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, opening a new potential pathway for treatment.

17 Jan 2018

Barney Selebano resigns from Gauteng health department

Suspended Gauteng health department head Dr Barney Selebano has resigned. This was confirmed by a senior official in the department...

By Penwell Dlamini 17 Jan 2018

IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare to feature international health experts

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) brings you the first IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare which takes place at the Durban International Conference Centre from 19-21 February...

Issued by COHSASA 17 Jan 2018

Gauteng Health invests R36m in cancer facility

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

16 Jan 2018

Tapping into medical tourism

Foreign spending on medical care in South Africa has increased from R582m to approximately R916m in 2015...

15 Jan 2018

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

In defence of the fruit fly

Fruit flies are able to inflict immense damage to a wide range of fruit and vegetables, significantly impacting farming, food production and market economics, however...

15 Jan 2018

Tackling drug-resistant TB through molecular methods

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

Aspen claims manipulation

Aspen Pharmacare CEO Stephen Saad says he wants an inquiry into market manipulation after the company's shares slumped on rumours that Viceroy Research was preparing a report on the group...

12 Jan 2018

The One Show Health, Wellness & Pharmaceutical jury announced

The One Club for Creativity yesterday announced the jury for its new Health, Wellness & Pharmaceutical discipline for The One Show 2018...

12 Jan 2018

Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health - it's up to us

Driverless cars - autonomous vehicles - are coming. The topic is a constant presence in media; The New York Times Magazine recently devoted most of an issue to it...

By Jim Sallis 12 Jan 2018

WHO recommends shorter catheterisation after urinary fistula repair

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended a seven- to 10-day bladder catheterisation following surgical repair of a simple obstetric urinary fistula to allow complete healing...

12 Jan 2018

Show more

International

US broadcaster faces $13.3m fine for airing undisclosed paid ads

WASHINGTON - US regulators on Thursday announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it.

22 Dec 2017

#CreativeMorningsCT: TNW's Linda Mertens on mental health, the role of creatives and top 2018 trends

The most recent Creative Mornings talk took place on Thursday, 30 November and featured Linda Mertens from The Next Web (TNW) where she spoke about her initiative, Normaal Gesproken, a project focused on creating an inclusive conversation about mental health.

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Dec 2017

Show more

Latest jobs

Call Centre Consultant - Client Services
Cape TownGenesis Medical Scheme
Nutrition Science Manager
CountrywideHeart and Stroke Foundation SA
Content Producer/Architect
JohannesburgHealthInsite
HR Manager
Cape TownThe People Practice (HR Consultancy)
Regulatory Affairs Pharmacist/Scientist
Cape TownCipla Pharmaceutica
Food/Saftey Compliance Officer
Cape TownMPRTC Recruitment
Production Pharmacist Assistant
Cape TownVital
Group Health/Safety Representative
MpumalangaMPRTC Recruitment
Hospital Pharmacy Manager
PretoriaASC Group
Attorney - RAF/Medical Negligence
PretoriaDante Personnel
Fundraising & Marketing Manager
Cape TownIkamva Labantu

More jobs >

Industry news

Automotive
Lifestyle
Logistics & Transport
ICT
Tourism
Education
Property
Legal
HR & Recruitment
Construction & Engineering
Agriculture
Finance
CSI & Sustainability
Energy & Mining
Retail
Marketing & Media