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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

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...

Most child in-flight medical events managed by crew

An Annals of Emergency Medicine study report published online this week has shown that most paediatric in-flight medical events (IFMEs) are handled by crew...

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...

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...

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...

SA’s top hospitals according to Discovery Health

Mediclinic, private hospital group Busamed and independent private hospitals have come up tops in Discovery Health latest survey to choose South Africa’s 20 best...

CORRECTION: Scheme access to patient treatment records

In the Med Brief Africa report “Doctor must, by law, release record to scheme on request” (posted 1 July 2019 and since removed), the...

Treating stroke patients just 15 minutes earlier can save lives

Initiating stroke treatment just 15 minutes faster can save lives and prevent disability, according to a new study published in JAMA. The research conducted by researchers from...

Another top spot for Adcock Critical Care’s emergency teams

The Adcock Ingram Critical Care facility in Aeroton now boasts two of the best manufacturing facility emergency teams in the country, with its firefighting...

Top stories you may have missed…

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week: D-Day for NHI Bill details after Cabinet approval https://medbriefafrica.co.za/d-day-for-nhi-bill-details-after-cabinet-approval/ SA’s healthcare...

Telehealth: the game-changer for healthcare in Africa

Telehealth has the potential to overcome shortages of healthcare professionals by increasing access to specialists in bigger and more well-equipped medical centres, hospitals and...