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Why separate insurance is important for a home-based practice

In a world where work environments are evolving, many healthcare professionals are setting home-based practices. This blurring of lines between personal and business roles and this can even extend into insurance planning...

5 Sep 2019

Barry Childs
SA fares reasonably well in global NHI perspective

South Africans are often too introspective, forgetting to examine how the rest of the world has implemented widely-differing models of universal health cover, says healthcare actuary, Barry Childs...

4 Sep 2019

Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge
Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge

African startups Shopit, Exportunity and Wakulima from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania respectively, emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development sub-Saharan innovation challenge...

4 Sep 2019

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AI transforming, not threatening radiology

When the godfather of artificial intelligence (AI), Professor Geoffrey Hinton, predicted that deep learning would render radiologists redundant within five years, he overlooked medico-legal and ethical considerations..

3 Sep 2019

Dr Anchen Laubscher, group medical director of Netcare
Keeping the patient at the centre of care

Clinical outcomes rank above patient experience, with cost coming in a poor third, according to research on the value of hospital care...

3 Sep 2019

The startups changing healthcare through innovation
The startups changing healthcare through innovation

A change in the way we see, and deliver, healthcare has been a burgeoning investment in startups in the sector...

3 Sep 2019

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Measles epidemic: parents reluctant to vaccinate their children need to hear of the horrors of forgotten diseases

There's been a surge in measles cases across Europe, putting people's lives at risk according to new findings from the World Health Organisation...

By Sarah Pitt 2 Sep 2019

Hospital negligence not the cause of baby's brain damage - court
Hospital negligence not the cause of baby's brain damage - court

In the AN case, the Supreme Court of Appeal held that despite the failure by the All Saints Hospital to properly monitor the mother and foetus during delivery, this did not cause the brain damage to the baby which resulted from an unpreventable cause...

By Erwyn Durman 2 Sep 2019

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Nursing crisis tsunami about to hit

Changes in qualifications, ageing practitioners and National Health Insurance (NHI) on the horizon could mean we are looking at a healthcare future with increased services and improved technology, but no nurses...

2 Sep 2019

FoodNext.Africa dmg events' flagship innovation conference now in its third series
FoodNext.Africa dmg events' flagship innovation conference now in its third series

Dmg events is proud to introduce a focused B2B conference for the food and beverage market, FoodNext.Africa...

Issued by dmg events Africa 30 Aug 2019

Professor Michael Marx, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
#HASA2019: First do not harm limited by systems

While the human factor is causative in about 80% of avoidable adverse events and patient accidents, naming, blaming and shaming reduces patient safety to the mere avoidance of human error...

30 Aug 2019

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South African taxpayers will bear the brunt of NHI

South Africa's government recently released the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, which aims to extend universal healthcare to all South Africans...

By Lee-Ann Steenkamp 29 Aug 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

#HASA2019: Collaboration - the art of possible
#HASA2019: Collaboration - the art of possible

The Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) is proof that collaboration between the public and private healthcare sector is not only possible, but has the potential to create a world-class medical services...

By Nicci Botha 29 Aug 2019

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#HASA2019: Keeping hackers out of healthcare

While technology has tremendous potential to improve clinical outcomes and reduce cost, it also has a dark side...

28 Aug 2019

Dr Tapiwa Chiwewe, research manager for IBM Research, South Africa
#HASA2019: AI is a game changer in attaining universal health coverage

Artificial intelligence (AI) has tremendous potential for reaching the universal health coverage goal of access to quality healthcare, not only in South Africa, but also the rest of the contintent....

28 Aug 2019

Dr Chris Archer, CEO of the South African Private Practitioners Forum; moderator, Tanya Cohen, former Business Unity South Africa CEO; Dr Guni Goolab, principal officer, Government Employee Medical Scheme (GEMS); Dr Terence Moodley, board member of Samed; Melanie da Costa, director of strategy and healthcare policy, Netcare; Dr Stavros Nicolaou, chairman of the Pharmaceutical Task Group Dr Anban Pillay, deputy director general, National Department of Health; and Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO, Discovery Health
After NHI - South Africans can still choose medical aids

One of big questions being asked ever since National Health Insurance (NHI) was first mooted is what medical aids will look like and whether they would even exist under NHI...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2019

Takeaways from the Limpopo medico-legal symposium
Takeaways from the Limpopo medico-legal symposium

Norton Rose Fulbright recently presented at a medico-legal symposium hosted by the Health Professionals Group for the Limpopo Department of Health which was attended by approximately 100 medical professionals including dentists, surgeons, physiotherapists, nurses, and general practitioners...

By Erwyn Durman 27 Aug 2019

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize
#HASA2019: NHI is a work in progress

Despite a campaign from various quarters to undermine the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI), Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize said it is "not a monster coming to destroy everyone"...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2019

Deputy President David Mabuza
Focused interventions needed to tackle HIV, TB burden

Adolescent girls and young women remain disproportionately affected by HIV and South Africa is among the 30 countries of the world with the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB)...

23 Aug 2019

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Connecting the dots between yard visibility and supply chain control

The yard is a critical yet invisible stage, significantly impacting both inbound and outbound execution efficiency...

23 Aug 2019

Ministers pledge to fight the rise in vector-borne diseases
Ministers pledge to fight the rise in vector-borne diseases

Africa is experiencing increased cases and deaths due to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, so 47 health ministers endorsed the region's first aggressive plan for vector control across the continent...

23 Aug 2019

Public urged to engage with NHI Bill
Public urged to engage with NHI Bill

Cabinet has called on members of the public to engage the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, which is currently before Parliament.

22 Aug 2019

A health worker checks people’s temperatures in Goma, DRC. Patricia Martinez/EPA-EFE
How outbreaks like Ebola extract huge social and economic costs

Epidemics, or infectious disease outbreaks, are invariably disruptive and tend to have far-reaching effects on individuals and communities...

By Abdhalah Ziraba 22 Aug 2019

Medical aid non-disclosures: What you need to know
Medical aid non-disclosures: What you need to know

The consequences of non-disclosure can be devastating, from the costly repayment of claims to having your membership terminated...

Issued by Bonitas 21 Aug 2019

Neil Kirby
No mandatory requirement for South Africans to join NHI

The publication of the National Health Insurance Bill has resulted in much public comment as to the future of healthcare in South Africa...

21 Aug 2019

ER24 improves response times with what3words
ER24 improves response times with what3words

It is often difficult to communicate exact locations to emergency response teams in South Africa's informal settlements and rural areas and on farms and beachs without any addresses or points of reference nearby...

21 Aug 2019

Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE Group Global.
#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, which turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Aug 2019

Dr Brian Ruff, co-founder of PPO Serve
Reaction to the NHI is ill-informed: A constructive discussion is needed

The National Health Insurance (NHI) philosophy is not complex, nor unusual. Its premise is the separation of the suppliers of healthcare services from the role of purchasing access to care...

By Brian Ruff 20 Aug 2019

Supply chain conference to showcase healthcare lessons from Nigeria
Supply chain conference to showcase healthcare lessons from Nigeria

The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management's upcoming SAPICS Spring Conference will provide supply chain management professionals with the opportunity to spend a day immersed in interactive and stimulating presentations along with networking opportunities...

20 Aug 2019

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