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Tech-driven healthcare will optimise costs

Healthcare costs continue to increase year on year, putting both private and public sector healthcare organisations under pressure...

By Theresa Ackerman 22 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

Heading towards value-based care

Accessible and quality healthcare is a pillar of sustainable development and global security. The principle behind this is that no one should fall into poverty because they get sick and need healthcare...

17 Dec 2019

Sama makes NHI submission to Parliament

While the South African Medical Association (Sama) is in support of the principles of universal health coverage and quality care for all, it has not been able to support the 2019 NHI Bill in its current format...

10 Dec 2019

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities

The healthcare facilities listed have been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town...

Issued by COHSASA 3 Dec 2019

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Struggling with admin, patient bookings, and general time management? You don't need to, when one software suite can solve it all...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

More needs to be done about security at healthcare facilities

According to the South African Medical Association (Sama) more than 30 hospitals across the country have reported serious security incidents this year...

5 Nov 2019

How a lack of competition in South Africa's private health sector hurts consumers

An extensive inquiry into South Africa's health market was recently concluded - the first ever process in the country that involved gathering evidence and then studying the private healthcare market from the perspective of competition and competition law...

1 Nov 2019

HPCSA needs an urgent overhaul

Problems of poor and inadequate administration at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) four years ago remain a stumbling block for practitioners and the public...

29 Oct 2019

GHA and COHSASA announce strategic partnership to enhance medical travel standards in Africa

The Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program for Medical Travel Services and The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC (COHSASA), have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration between the two accreditation programs to strengthen the protocols and services provided by healthcare providers to medical travel and international patients in Africa...

Issued by COHSASA 25 Oct 2019

The costly business of nursing negligence

Negligence at Gauteng state hospitals has caused damage to over 20,000 patients in the past two-and-a-half years, with R29bn paid out in claims...

15 Oct 2019

HMI recommendations will contribute to universal coverage

Once implemented, the majority of recommendations in the Competition Commission's Health Market Inquiry (HMI) will provide a conducive environment for attaining universal health coverage...

10 Oct 2019

NHI written submissions deadline extended

The deadline for written submissions on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has been extended to end of November...

4 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by 2 Oct 2019

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