How SA’s NHI Bill release was reported to the world media

Under the heading ‘South Africa puts initial universal healthcare cost at $17 billion’, the following is international news agency Reuters’ report on the NHI...

HFA adds its voice to calls for clarity on schemes’ role

While congratulating Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on the introduction of the NHI Bill and government’s commitment to implementing a system of universal healthcare,...

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...

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...

Is it time for a medical practice health check?*

You’re busy running and growing your medical practice, but when last did you check if your insurance cover fully protects you? You’ve probably heard yourself...

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...

Multi-stakeholder anti-fraud wheels starting to turn…

Lack of effective stakeholder collaboration in South Africa’s health sector was identified by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) as one of the major root...

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...

Posthumous Titanium Lifetime Achievement Award for Prof Sam Fehrsen

The late Prof Sam Fehrsen, respected family practice stalwart for more than four decades - and after academic retirement in the late 1990s, founding...

NHI ‘better placed’ to reduce waste problems…

National Health Insurance (NHI) will be better placed to reduce administrative, operational and clinical waste currently experienced in the South African healthcare system, BHF...

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...

Treating and managing fungal infections with Kolorex®

It is estimated that at least 90% of the population has a problem with candida overgrowth although most people do not know it as it usually does...

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...

This week’s Presidential Compact signing major collaborative step to address health...

The Presidential Compact, just finalised by the nine commissions appointed during the Presidential Health Summit in October last year to document their challenges and propose interventions in...