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
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
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...
Nicci Botha 14 Nov 2019
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
While technology has tremendous potential to improve clinical outcomes and reduce cost, it also has a dark side...
28 Aug 2019
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
As we enter the new year, it's worth taking stock of the opportunities - and the likely cybersecurity threats - lying ahead...
Brian Pinnock 7 Jan 2019
As long as there have been opportunities, there have been opportunists looking to exploit them. The old-school con man has evolved into the modern hacker, and hacking has been through many different permutations in the last few decades.
South Africa's clinic based health system was originally created to provide primary care services like maternal and child care and care for acute conditions such as pneumonia or malaria...
5 Jul 2018
Gauteng Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa said the department is taking lessons from the Life Esidimeni tragedy, which claimed the lives of over 130 mental health patients...
13 Jun 2018
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
From end-users, all the way through to enterprise-size businesses; virtualisation (and its associated impact on availability) will reach a tipping point and become standard business practice...
Claude Schuck 19 Jan 2018
Technology, design thinking, powers life-saving innovation in cancer screening for developing countries...
30 Mar 2017
When technology, medical research and local knowledge converge, it provides an opportunity to beat one of the leading killers of African women...
28 Mar 2017
We so often hear stories of the hardships associated with accessibility to high quality healthcare, but the IoT could fix all that... .
Cathy Smith 8 Dec 2016
The NHI process and the #FeesMustFall campaign are the same side of the coin rather than diametrically opposed initiatives. ..
24 Oct 2016
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
The internet of things and pervasive connectivity are changing the risk profile of hospitals, but simultaneously present improved productivity and patient care opportunities...
Paul Williams 10 Aug 2016
Now healthcare workers in Johannesburg can use technology to improve service delivery, reduce clinic waiting times, improve patient record keeping and ultimately improve patient well-being...
24 Jun 2016
While global online retail company Amazon.com widens its net with online food shopping and walk-in bookstores, its web services division is making inroads in South Africa...
2 Mar 2016
The pharmaceutical and healthcare industry faces a range of packaging and labelling challenges, from protecting sensitive biopharmaceuticals to preventing counterfeiting. One major hurdle is catering for multi-national markets...
Issued by Pyrotec 1 Dec 2015
AHMEDABAD, INDIA: Ask any medical professional about the significance of accurate medical records and they can lecture you for hours...
Ritesh Sanghani 17 Mar 2015
Healthcare companies need to pay special attention to business continuity, as their businesses deal directly with human life and these companies and facilities in South Africa carry many risks similar to those faced by their global peers...
17 Feb 2015
Wi-Fi networks designed specifically for hospital use are catching on around the world, as both staff and patients see the multiple benefits of secure network access, said Networks Unlimited.
15 Oct 2014
In a first for Africa, Groote Schuur Hospital is launching an innovation programme to catalyse a new approach to improving public healthcare...
Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 10 Oct 2014
Samsung Electronics has launched the Telemedicine centre application, helping to connect rural communities to specialised healthcare professionals
24 Oct 2013
Information about a person's health and health care is generally considered to be highly sensitive and personal, therefore deserving of the strongest protection under the law. This is according to Simone Gill, director in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr business law firm.
31 Aug 2012
Information about a person's health and health care is generally considered to be highly sensitive and personal, therefore deserving of the strongest protection under the law. This is according to Simone Gill, director in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr business law firm.
30 Aug 2012
Tablet computers such as the iPad are becoming more and more popular, but new research from the University of Sydney means they could soon be used in hospitals as a tool for doctors to view medical imaging.
21 Feb 2012
Advances in screening for disease detection, better surgical techniques available to more women, and an increased number of therapies that reduce the risk of relapse in patients with both locally advanced and early stage disease, have collectively contributed to dramatic improvements in breast cancer's survival rates, according to a review of 60 years of patient records at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre.
30 Sep 2010
A spate of meningitis deaths across South Africa has led to a sharp upsurge of patients calling at doctors, hospitals and clinics demanding treatment for claimed symptoms.
8 Apr 2009
A new report by independent market analyst Datamonitor discusses speech recognition and its use in the medical industry for transcription and dictation.
Aphrodite Brinsmead 27 Jun 2008
Hospitals in the US and Europe are increasingly using wireless technology to automate patient care and back office processes.
15 May 2008
The organisers of The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour are deploying Intel technology to support the health and safety of riders at this year's race.
Issued by A-Plus Communications 5 Mar 2008
LONDON: Growth in the enterprise mobility market has been slower than anticipated, a new report by independent market analyst Datamonitor reveals. Although there are many planned investments across the surveyed regions and industries, the market is beginning to saturate in some geographic regions.
9 Nov 2007
e-healthcare has the solutions to deliver improved healthcare at lower cost.
Issued by Lara Opperman: Redline 11 Jul 2007