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...

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...

The use of cannabidiol in the treatment of skin diseases and...

Ongoing research on the use of cannabidiol (CBD) has shown it to have numerous benefits in relieving symptoms in a range of medical conditions...

Five CMS officials suspended after allegations of corruption and unethical conduct

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has suspended five officials over allegations of irregularities following anonymous tip-offs on its hotline. The medical schemes regulator...

DHMS announces average 9.5% contribution hike for 2020

Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) is to hike its monthly contributions for main members by between 8.88% and 10.96% from January next year. According to...

Providers need strategy for disruptive digital health tech

If healthcare organizations want to succeed in an environment of digital transformation, they must bring about participatory health. That shift will require providers to be...

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Psoriasis independently linked to increased mortality risk

Psoriasis is significantly associated with an increased mortality risk, according to a study just published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Yevgeniy...

VIDEO:’ Healthcare re-imagined’ – putting the future into perspective…

A common topic deliberated at most healthcare conventions in South Africa to date this year has been the fast evolving importance of artificial intelligence and the...

World leaders urge SA to implement NHI despite difficult economy

The Elders, a group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights, have called on South Africa to draw on experiences from...

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Withdrawing tax credits presents ‘huge risk’ across both sectors

The intention to withdraw the current medical schemes tax credits, as proposed in the recently presented NHI Bill, will represent “a huge risk” with...

“NHI not a monster coming to destroy everyone”: Minister

Health Minister, Zweli MkhizeHealth Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has described as unfounded the fears of critics of the Draft NHI Bill that National Health...

BrandMED Health Symposium: Healthcare Reimagined

Attended by around 100 doctors and representatives of managed care and health technology companies, BrandMED’s two-day symposium in Sandton gave delegates an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge...

OPINION: Reaction to the NHI is ill-informed: A constructive discussion is...

The National Health Insurance (NHI) philosophy is not complex, nor unusual. Its premise is the separation of the suppliers of healthcare services from the...

Public urged to engage with NHI Bill

Cabinet has called on members of the public to engage the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, which is currently before Parliament. “Once it is passed...

OPINION: No mandatory requirement for South Africans to join Fund under...

The publication of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has resulted in much public comment as to the future of healthcare in South Africa.   The...