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#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

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

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#bhf2019conference: Doing better with less

Waste, fraud and abuse across the healthcare spectrum are contributing the high cost of healthcare, and ultimately patients are paying with their lives...

By Nicci Botha 26 Jul 2019

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#bhf2019conference: Healthcare as a key driver for economic growth

Healthcare is often viewed as just a cost that South Africa carries. But it is in fact a key driver of economic activity on a number of fronts...

By Nicci Botha 24 Jul 2019

Charles Dalton
#bhf2019conference: UHC - what's working, what's not?

Is achieving universal health coverage by 2030 a reality or a distant dream?

By Nicci Botha 24 Jul 2019

Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize
#BHF2019Conference: Minister outlines private sector's role in NHI

National Health Insurance (NHI) is not merely a consumption expenditure, but a social investment that is a basis for sustainable and inclusive growth...

By Nicci Botha 22 Jul 2019

#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now
#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now

South Africa can't wait for the final NHI system in 2026 to start delivering on universal health coverage...

By Nicci Botha 27 Sep 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Four trends in healthcare education

Understanding where the healthcare education system is headed in 2016 and beyond is helpful for patients, parents, and the employers who will be hiring fresh talent in the coming years...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Aug 2016

#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa
#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa

On Mandela Day, Ronald McDonald House Charities South Africa hosted media and investors at the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Parktown for a hard hat tour of the development. The house is scheduled to open in December 2016...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jul 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Tips to help you market a cosmetic clinic

We are going to talk about marketing a cosmetic clinic and we will be focused on what will bring in the best possible results. We are sure this is going to help a clinic to get many more clients...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 28 Jun 2016

Health-care industry - the next cybercrime target?
Health-care industry - the next cybercrime target?

Health-care systems, from electronic health records to medical devices, are more vulnerable than many of us realise - and the stakes are too high to ignore...

By Perry Hutton 9 Mar 2015

Private healthcare stakeholders to make submissions
Private healthcare stakeholders to make submissions

The Competition Commission has commenced with its market inquiry into the private healthcare sector in South Africa. The next step in the administrative timetable is for parties, referred to as stakeholders, to make written submissions to the panel before 31 October 2014.

By Neil Kirby 13 Oct 2014

Neil Kirby
Protecting healthcare information

There is rising concern as to the safeguarding of healthcare information, following the hacking of medical data of 4.5 million healthcare patients in the US, made possible by the Heartbleed bug.

By Neil Kirby 4 Sep 2014

Leana Engelbrecht
Panel of Private Healthcare Inquiry addresses stakeholders

On 16 April 2014, the panel of the Competition Commission's Private Healthcare Inquiry, through the presiding chairperson, retired Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo, addressed stakeholders in respect of matters relevant to the Private Healthcare Inquiry.

By Leana Engelbrecht 2 Jun 2014

[2012 trends] Focused, proactive, involved healthcare
[2012 trends] Focused, proactive, involved healthcare

Healthcare is a subject that's close to everyone's heart, and both the healthcare sector and consumers alike are always alert to new developments and trends. In recent years, these have included a greater focus on the impact of non-communicable diseases, as well as a clear indication that patients across the board want to be more involved in their treatment.

By Shelley Harris 17 Jan 2012

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