NHI Bill to be unpacked at HASA conference

The Hospital Association of SA (HASA) will host a special session at its upcoming conference on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill that was...

Impromptu responses to NHI Bill

Within 24 hours of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill being presented by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, to parliament and later to the...

NHI Bill released, but still no answers to critical questions

The National Health Insurance Bill has officially been introduced to Parliament and a copy of the document was made available to the public at...

BP, waist circumference, lipids should be measured regularly – Guidelines

Guidelines just published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism have stressed once again that blood pressure, waist circumference, fasting lipid profile, and...

KZN gets first multidisciplinary centre for endocrinology and heart care

A multi-disciplinary Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Heart Care has opened at Netcare uMhlanga Hospital near Durban. The centre is the first of its...

Flu vaccine reduces risk of dying for elderly ICU patients

A new study shows that elderly people who have been admitted to an intensive care units have less risk of dying and of suffering...

Pharmacovigilance requirements in SA. Who is responsible for reporting?

 Pharmacovigilance is essential in monitoring the quality, efficacy and safety of medicines.Spontaneous reporting remains the mainstay system of reporting Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) worldwide. It...

AI-enabled EKG detects irregular heart rhythms

Leveraging a convolutional neural network, Mayo Clinic researchers have developed an AI-enabled electrocardiogram to detect the electrocardiographic signature of AF present during normal sinus...

SGLT-2 inhibitor use not linked to increased risk for UTI events

Initiation of therapy with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors for type 2 diabetes mellitus is not associated with an increased risk for urinary tract infection...

Leading minds to unpack FWA issues, Health Compact at IHRM Seminar

Two of South Africa’s foremost health sector commentators, Christoff Raath, of Insight Actuaries and Consultants, and Prof Alex van den Heever, Chair, Social Security...

Upcoming System enhancements- Rules relating to billing guidelines

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GEMS scoops Titanium Access to Healthcare Award

The Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) is this year’s winner of the Titanium Award for Excellence in creating Access to Healthcare, presented during the...

Quality, accountability ‘more than just a checklist’

The importance of patient-centred care already prioritised during several healthcare deliberations throughout South Africa this year , was once again emphasised  by BHF Conference...

OPINION: Ideology will not fix healthcare in South Africa

The current healthcare rhetoric in South Africa is very concerning for anyone delving deeper into the problems facing the South African healthcare system. The...

Trust deficit major FWA challenge

A fragmented industry with a major trust deficit are serious obstacles in the way of addressing the South African healthcare industry’s fraud waste and...

Smart usage of captured data key to effective health system

The sharing of trends and data is one of the most overlooked elements when it comes to developing an effective healthcare system. “There is an...

Presidential Health Compact “a new dawn” for healthcare

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the signing of the Presidential Health Compact has ushered in a new era in South Africa’s healthcare system where all...

Health Federation launch ‘landmark event’ for public private partnerships

The advent of the Health Federation of South Africa (HFSA) represents a significant investment in health by providing a platform for structured engagement between all stakeholders to...