NEHAWU to start protest action against private healthcare sector

Labour union, NEHAWU has announced that it will be picketing against the high cost of private healthcare in front of Netcare’s headquarters in Sandton...

Health Funders Association supportive of HMI recommendations

The Health Funders Association (HFA) has welcomed recommendations for the transformation of the funding industry contained in the Health Market Inquiry’s (HMI) final report...

CMS Annual Report: Financial health of schemes and members declining as...

Findings of the Health Market Inquiry on increasing healthcare costs in the private sector and its recommendations for far-reaching changes to the current status...

State’s right of recovery against its Doctors

Part 2 (Continued from Part 1: Med Brief Africa 8 October 2019) A Province would be vicariously liable for harm caused by the negligent conduct of...

No hospitals in Gauteng accredited for NHI

No hospitals and only 40 out of 372 provincial clinics in Gauteng have so far been assessed for the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI). This...

State’s right of recovery against its Doctors

Part 1* As a general rule an employer, such as a private hospital or, the Province, in the case of a state health facility, is liable...

Cerebral palsy: When is it negligence?

When can negligence be proven in cerebral palsy (CP) cases?  Even if there was negligence, can it be directly linked to the outcome of...

Social media may distract nurses…

Nurses’ productivity takes a hit when they become ‘addicted’ to using social media at work, a habit that distracts them from tasks at hand,...

Smartphone-operated one-lead ECG detects a-fib, flutter

A smartphone-operated one-lead electrocardiography (1L-ECG) device with an integral algorithm can diagnose atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial flutter (AFL), Dutch researchers have shown in a study published...

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Focus on healthcare quality and patient safety at ISQua conference

Together with The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) and Mediclinic International, the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) will be hosting...

Claim against attorneys for prescribing a medical malpractice claim

The plaintiff sued a firm of attorneys for allowing his claim against the MEC for health to prescribe. His injuries arose out of him...

Fixing private sector incentives an NHI prerequisite: HMI panellists

Should the NHI Bill have been drafted and presented to Parliament before the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) panellists had finished their work and released...

Closing date for written submissions on NHI extended

The Portfolio Committee on Health has extended the deadline for written submission on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill from 11 October to 29...

HMI outcomes monitoring proposal: standards office relationship considered?

When deciding on the establishment of an independent Outcomes Monitoring and Reporting Organisation (OMRO), the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) panel was asked at this...

CompCom, after 2004 banning, in full support of HMI bargaining proposal

By guiding the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) through all its moments and challenges to reach its comprehensive finality with the presentation of the report to government this...

Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum launched

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially launched the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum (HSACF) that was established to root out fraud and corruption in the health...

HMI sticks to its findings and recommendations in final report

After almost six years of work and almost R200 million spent on its investigation, the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry into the private health...