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#StartupStory: Innovative solutions for people with disabilities
#StartupStory: Innovative solutions for people with disabilities

Portia Mavhungo understands the loss of independence and dignity people face when they are permanently wheelchair-bound...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Dec 2019

Professor Hanlie Smuts
#AfricaCom: Beyond fintech, where humans and technology meet

Fintech is the trailblazer for interactions between humans and tech, and learnings beyond that journey can be extended to agriculture, education and healthcare...

By Nicci Botha 15 Nov 2019

Frank Hester, CEO, TPP Healthcare
#AfricaCom: AI's role in combatting inequalities in healthcare

Globally, the challenge of any healthcare system is to deliver consistent services across the board, whether it's in a big city or a rural setting...

By Nicci Botha 14 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy to use health records on the go
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy to use health records on the go

We know that when it comes to your health information, you need your data on hand, as well as that of the ones you love...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Nov 2019

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#bhf2019conference: How blockchain can eliminate fraud, waste & abuse

The real value of blockchain extends far beyond cryptocurrency. Its applications are being explored as a means to reduce or even eliminate fraud, waste and abuse in healthcare...

By Nicci Botha 25 Jul 2019

#StartJLM: Reinventing healthcare... it's not as technological as you might think
#StartJLM: Reinventing healthcare... it's not as technological as you might think

On the opening day of Start JLM 2018, Saul Singer, co-author of Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle provided context into the local startup ecosystem, focusing on healthcare, the associated challenges and what he believes is the solution...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2018

#StartJLM: The rise of the startup nation
#StartJLM: The rise of the startup nation

Jerusalem has seen an influx of entrepreneurs emerge over the past six years, especially in medical and biotechnology... Here, an overview of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and the 'rockstars' building the startup nation that is Israel...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2018

#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby
#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby

The Embassy of Israel in South Africa recently announced Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Josh Lasker, founding partner of robotic nurse 'Abby' (formerly known as Healthinator) as the winner of the local Start Jerusalem Competition 2018...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2018

6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator
6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator

Amref Health Africa has selected six African healthcare startups to join its Innovate for Life Fund Accelerator programme, which supports post-revenue entrepreneurs with innovative products tailored to improve primary healthcare...

By Tom Jackson 2 Oct 2018

Wilma Liebenberg, CEO: Knowledge Objects Healthcare
#WomensMonth: There's no plan B for Wilma Liebenberg

Wilma Liebenberg, chief executive officer of Knowledge Objects Healthcare, says an initiative as immense as NHI needs appropriate technology and real-time risk management capabilities in order to succeed...

By Nicci Botha 10 Aug 2018

Egyptian e-health startup ElBalto launches mobile consultation service
Egyptian e-health startup ElBalto launches mobile consultation service

Egyptian startup ElBalto has launched a mobile application that provides users with easy, reliable, timely and affordable online video consultations via a network of customer-rated and licensed doctors...

By Tom Jackson 27 Jun 2018

Kenya's iHub launches Health Meets Tech Application Challenge
Kenya's iHub launches Health Meets Tech Application Challenge

Kenyan incubator iHub will hold the Health Meets Tech Application Challenge in June, aimed at creating a platform for health workers to interact with developers from the tech ecosystem to develop innovative e-health solutions...

By Tom Jackson 15 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

Sheraan Amod, founder of RecoMed
Powering the future of healthcare bookings

A health services online booking system developed by a local tech entrepreneur has got the thumbs up from Discovery for its inhouse wellness programme...

By Nicci Botha 16 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Dr William Mapham.
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#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

By Sue Disler 22 Feb 2018

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

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

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

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

Technology leads the race to affordable healthcare
Technology leads the race to affordable healthcare

That great disruptor, technology, its impact on healthcare and how it drives down costs in the process...

By Nicci Botha 1 Jul 2016

Da Vinci provides robotic precision in prostate procedures
Da Vinci provides robotic precision in prostate procedures

Da Vinci surgical system provides cutting-edge surgical results...

By Nicci Botha 6 Jun 2016

With technology, there's no need to fear the walking dead
With technology, there's no need to fear the walking dead

What would you do if you were faced with a zombie apocalypse? With the popularity of fiction like The Walking Dead and World War Z, it's become something of an internet cliché...

By Lee Naik 2 Jun 2016

E-health startup wins $64k at #Hack.Jozi Challenge
E-health startup wins $64k at #Hack.Jozi Challenge

Tech-enabled medical service Technovera walked away with R1m ($64,000) in prize money after winning the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge, aimed at identifying digital solutions to problems in Johannesburg...

By Tom Jackson 23 May 2016

#CommerceMonth: Riding the wearable tech wave
#CommerceMonth: Riding the wearable tech wave

Inspired by the Internet of Things, Quantifi caters to the wearable tech market the sales and distribution...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2016

Zip airdrop
Drone medicine delivery service takes off in Rwanda

A fleet of mini aircraft could provide the solution to getting medical supplies to remote areas of Africa, thereby preventing thousands of deaths...

By Nicci Botha 18 Apr 2016

Fast and accurate alcohol and drug testing essential for outsourced medical practitioners
Fast and accurate alcohol and drug testing essential for outsourced medical practitioners

Ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that all employees have a full medical, including alcohol and drug testing, when they join the company...

By Rhys Evans 20 Jul 2015

Shifting attitudes towards the body
Shifting attitudes towards the body

Would you want to be a Cyborg in the near future? A Cyborg is defined as a human enhanced by technology; that is a person whose physiological functioning is aided by a mechanical or electronic device...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Jul 2015

Mobile apps lift health mindfulness
Mobile apps lift health mindfulness

With weight-related complications claiming the lives of around 3.4 million adults annually, demand is rising for thousands of mobile applications used daily to track calories...

By Amr Shady 17 Mar 2015

[Design Indaba 2014] Modular phones, bioprinting and touching strangers
[Design Indaba 2014] Modular phones, bioprinting and touching strangers

There's one slot at Design Indaba I implore you never to miss, and that's the Pecha Kucha presentations. Seven top graduates from around the world presented their projects at this year's event, but three stood out - particularly in the simulcast auditorium where they all received a rousing applause.

By Sindy Peters 27 Feb 2014

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