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Diabetes is a leading cause of death in the country. PixelCatchers via GettyImages
Our research shows gaps in South Africa's diabetes management programmeArticle

Diabetes is currently the ninth most common cause of death in the world...

Patrick Ngassa Piotie, Elizabeth M Webb & Paul Rheeder 2 days ago

SA's paperless vaccine rollout highlights importance of data management
SA's paperless vaccine rollout highlights importance of data managementArticle

SA's paperless rollout of the Covid-19 vaccinations brings a critical need for data management to the fore...

Hemant Harie 26 Apr 2021

Judgment confirms importance of disclosure of records in litigation
Judgment confirms importance of disclosure of records in litigationArticle

In a recent case where a claimant for damages sought to prevent the disclosure of her medical records, the rules of court were found to override other legislation relating to confidentiality of personal information...

Sandra Sithole 24 Mar 2021

Dubai partnership for digital verification of traveller medical records
Dubai partnership for digital verification of traveller medical recordsArticle

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have signed an MoU which will see the two join forces to implement the digital verification of traveller medical records related to Covid-19 testing and vaccination in Dubai...

2 Mar 2021

Business travel to see growing demand for technology
Business travel to see growing demand for technologyArticle

As the world moves into the second year of coping with Covid-19 and the many changes and consequences that the virus has brought about, traveller confidence remains a key focus for travel managers...

27 Jan 2021

#StartupStory: Introducing Tame, a new pet management system
#StartupStory: Introducing Tame, a new pet management systemArticle

If you have a pet as your best friend, you'll probably want to do everything you can to ensure that they are safe, healthy and happy...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Nov 2020

Many countries around the world have launched digital contact tracing apps. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Unpacking the legal and ethical aspects of South Africa's Covid-19 track and trace appArticle

The most effective way to stop the spread of a virus is to prevent contact with everyone who is infected. Those who are infected can be isolated and treated if necessary...

Marietjie Botes 11 Nov 2020

Professor Christian Happi, director of the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, displays one of the most advanced automated acid extractors being used in the laboratory. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Nigeria needs innovation and science investment to help control Covid-19Article

Nigeria, like other African countries, wasn't spared from the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. To overcome this challenge, countries have been advised to keep testing, treating and isolating to reduce infections...

Christian Happi & Ifeyinwa Aniebo 28 Oct 2020

Shiraaz Joosub, healthcare sales executive,T-Systems South Africa
Sustainable interoperability is key to quality integrated public healthcare in South AfricaArticle

South Africa's public sector healthcare institutions do not have the budget needed to implement progressive e-health strategies, such as collating patient records across different facilities in a simple and transparent manner...

Shiraaz Joosub 16 Sep 2020

Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacy
Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacyArticle

Although the law permits the National Department of Health (DoH) to develop and maintain a national database to assist in combatting the spread of Covid-19, which includes contact tracing and geospatial hotspot mapping, there have been some new amendments to the laws...

Nozipho Mngomezulu, Wendy Tembedza, Peter Grealy, Avuyile Gasela & Cindy Leibowitz 3 Jul 2020

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Doctors say they need help with paperworkArticle

A recent survey of 838 South African doctors found an overwhelming majority felt they needed guidance and training on record keeping...

26 Feb 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Telemedicine makes healthcare more accessibleArticle

Forty-three percent of South Africa's population lives in rural regions, with just one physician responsible for 7,700 people, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). With limited options, telemedicine has the potential to make healthcare far more accessible, as technology evolves...

Helen Weber 6 Jan 2020

Hemant Harie
Healthcare facilities at mines have vulnerable data - is it being adequately protected?Article

In the mining industry maintaining accurate, secure medical records for up to 40 years is compounded by an environment that that are often fairly hostile and prone to natural disaster...

Hemant Harie 11 Nov 2019

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#HASA2019: Keeping hackers out of healthcareArticle

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

28 Aug 2019

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Alzheimer's disease not linked to type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure - new studyArticle

If you want to reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease, there is no end of advice on the internet telling you how to do it...

Elisabet Englund & Keivan Javanshiri 26 Jun 2019

When can you claim malpratice for plastic surgery?
When can you claim malpratice for plastic surgery?Article

All surgery carries an inherent risk, whether it's elective or not. However, when the cause of a botched cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is clearly due to negligence by medical staff, the patient can pursue a medical malpractice claim...

7 May 2019

Don't fear the revolution...embrace it!
Don't fear the revolution...embrace it!Article

I've previously written about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and I will continue to do so, as I believe it provides the solution to uplift Namibia and Africa as a continent...

Llewellyn le Hané 3 May 2019

Introducing the e-patient
Introducing the e-patientArticle

Almost half the South African population has access to the internet, including 8-million Twitter users and 16-million Facebook users...

4 Apr 2019

Informed consent: The costly legal implications if it's not done right
Informed consent: The costly legal implications if it's not done rightArticle

The value of keeping proper written records of explanations, discussions and advice leading to the informed consent to avoid protracted legal proceedings for both doctors and patients...

Lisa Swaine 3 Apr 2019

Kissing bug: spreader of Chagas disease. schlyx/Shutterstock
Venezuela: region's infectious crisis is a disaster of hemispheric proportionsArticle

Over the last two decades, Venezuela has entered a deep socioeconomic and political crisis...

Martin Llewellyn 26 Mar 2019

Radical transformations likely needed to achieve universal healthcare
Radical transformations likely needed to achieve universal healthcareArticle

Technological innovation, expansion of the use of frontline personnel such as community health workers, and rapid increases in healthcare financing are likely to be instrumental to achieving universal healthcare (UHC)...

28 Dec 2018

Making sense of the RAF claims process
Making sense of the RAF claims processArticle

Even with expert legal assistance, the process of securing compensation from the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is a time-consuming one...

19 Dec 2018

Chatbot adoption will shake up the healthcare value chain
Chatbot adoption will shake up the healthcare value chainArticle

Artificial intelligence-powered chatbots will soon become the first responders for citizens' engagements with healthcare providers...

4 Dec 2018

Taking the pressure out of depression
Taking the pressure out of depressionArticle

The Labour Court recently considered whether the dismissal of an employee on the grounds of misconduct, where the employee suffered from a medical condition which had been made known to the employer, constituted an automatically unfair dismissal and unfair discrimination...

Motheo Mfikoe and Rui Lopes 26 Nov 2018

Euan Ashley. Photo: Steve Fisch
Hundreds of patients with undiagnosed diseases find answersArticle

A network of doctors that aims to diagnose mystery diseases has named 31 newly identified conditions and diagnosed more than 100 previously unsolved cases, according new study...

18 Oct 2018

Dr Sophia Kisting-Cairncross
Trust has paid out R134m compensation to silicosis sufferersArticle

The Q(h)ubeka Trust has awarded R134m in compensation to qualifying former Anglo American South Africa and AngloGold Ashanti mineworkers suffering from silicosis...

29 Aug 2018

Radical transformation needed to achieve UHC
Radical transformation needed to achieve UHCArticle

Technology, increased usage of community health workers, and rapid increases in healthcare financing are likely to be instrumental to achieving universal healthcare (UHC) in countries around the world...

27 Aug 2018

Gen Z and Blockchain: A perfect match?
Gen Z and Blockchain: A perfect match?Article

Generation Z consists of digital natives. The reasons behind their increasing reliance on technologies such as blockchain are explored...

23 Aug 2018

Eastern Cape Health MEC, Helen August-Sauls
EC Health's plan to deal with medical lawsuitsArticle

The Eastern Cape is implementing a multi-pronged strategy to help tackle medico legal claims that have cost the province just over R1bn over the past few years...

13 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech
#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high techArticle

Healthcare is getting increasingly high tech, and nurses in Africa are at the forefront of using innovative solutions to improve patient care...

24 May 2018

High-tech solutions to improve patient care in Africa
High-tech solutions to improve patient care in AfricaArticle

Healthcare is getting more high-tech - from electronic medical records and patient self-tracking to informatics and minimally invasive procedures - and nurses are at the forefront of using these innovative solutions to improve patient care in Africa...

11 May 2018

What the POPI Act means for medical aid schemes
What the POPI Act means for medical aid schemesArticle

When implemented, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will fundamentally change the way personal data is managed and a patient's medical information and history are particularly sensitive...

8 May 2018

#LifeEsidimeni victims' families awarded R1.2m
#LifeEsidimeni victims' families awarded R1.2mArticle

Government has been ordered to pay victims of the mental healthcare marathon project a total of R1.2 million each by no later than 19 June 2018...

19 Mar 2018

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

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...

Sue Disler 22 Feb 2018

How Trump won America: A documentary
How Trump won America: A documentaryArticle

There's no question about it: the 2016 presidential race in the United States was one of the most fascinating and important events in the history of that country...

Issued by Showmax 19 Feb 2018

#LifeEsidimeni: Former Gauteng health MEC Mahlangu visited deadly Cullinan NGOs
#LifeEsidimeni: Former Gauteng health MEC Mahlangu visited deadly Cullinan NGOsArticle

A social worker from one of the three Cullinan care facilities responsible for the deaths of at least 25 mental health patients says their lives could have been saved..

Nelisiwe Msomi & Laura Lopez Gonzalez 17 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare
#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcareArticle

Discovery Health has built its very successful Vitality programme, which is a blueprint for other rewards schemes, not only in healthcare, but other sectors too...

Nicci Botha 13 Sep 2017

Connecting the dots between diagnostic, admin and clinical systems
Connecting the dots between diagnostic, admin and clinical systemsArticle

Healthcare services delivery in Africa needs to change, but no-one is quite certain how...

14 Jun 2017

Paediatricians back HPV vaccine
Paediatricians back HPV vaccineArticle

Following several recent media reports linking the HPV vaccine to neurological disease in two children...

29 May 2017

SA increasingly marketed as top medical tourism destination
SA increasingly marketed as top medical tourism destinationArticle

Although South Africa is renowned as a premium tourist destination and known to have world-class private medical facilities, the country has a very low key medical tourism industry...

15 May 2017

NHI and #FeesMustFall are symptoms of the same malady
NHI and #FeesMustFall are symptoms of the same maladyArticle

The NHI process and the #FeesMustFall campaign are the same side of the coin rather than diametrically opposed initiatives. ..

24 Oct 2016

Managing patient information - the answer is simplification
Managing patient information - the answer is simplificationArticle

Patients have the right to access their medical records, putting pressure on healthcare institutions to come up with integrated data management processes...

Monty Zarrouk 17 Oct 2016

World Bank project gets stuck into occupation-related TB
World Bank project gets stuck into occupation-related TBArticle

An initiative to heighten access to TB-related services and information among affected mining communities is currently being undertaken by the World Bank...

12 Oct 2016

The ills of cyber security
The ills of cyber securityArticle

The healthcare sector is the most unhealthy when it comes to cyber security...

Rick Rogers 19 Sep 2016

Apple boosts health while Microsoft revs machine smarts
Apple boosts health while Microsoft revs machine smartsArticle

Microsoft on Monday announced it bought a startup to boost its artificial intelligence capabilities, and rival Apple confirmed it has boosted...

23 Aug 2016

#Rio2016: Setting medical records
#Rio2016: Setting medical recordsArticle

With around 11,000 athletes taking part in Rio, keeping track of their medical data could pose a logistical nightmare...

11 Aug 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
In the Age of Cybercrime, is encryption enough?Article

Many individuals don't fully understand what encryption is and how much privacy it can ensure. As hackers become savvier and consumers remain ill-informed, is digital privacy even a possibility?...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 May 2016

Technology advancing medical care
Technology advancing medical careArticle

The advancement in technology has revolutionised every sector but the most remarkable and visible effects can be seen in the medical and health care sector...

Lena Burkut 15 Jan 2016

Figure 1 healthcare app
Doctorpreneurs help redesign healthcareArticle

Dr Landy alternates working as a hospital critical care specialist and as co-founder of Figure 1, a Toronto-based start-up that allows doctors and nurses to share clinical images...

8 Jan 2016

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