Gastroenterology

National Health Department curbs Minister’s powers in NHI

 Photo: Dr Nicholas Crisp, Deputy Director General: National Health InsuranceWhen universal health care kicks in, illegal foreigners in South Africa will be limited to only...

NHI Bill – Delay thwarts attempts to push it through National...

Government’s plans to have the National Health Insurance Bill adopted by the National Assembly before Parliament goes on recess next week and the all-important...

Mindset shift can save SA and strengthen healthcare system

Photo: Dr Imtiaz Sooliman By Chris Bateman Partnering with the corporate sector, a cash-strapped government could get huge ‘bang for healthcare buck’ by funding 500 more...

CMS finalises FWA Tribunal rules, industry Codes of Good Practice

The successful conclusion of the second output of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)-initiated Fraud Waste and Abuse (FWA) Programme was finally reached last...

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Biovac to develop and manufacture oral cholera vaccine for African and...

South African based Bio-pharmaceutical company, Biovac, has concluded a ground-breaking licensing and technology transfer agreement with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), a non-profit international...

Significant improvement in Netcare’s financial performance despite worsening economy

Photo: The new 427-bed Netcare Alberton Hospital Netcare, delivered an improved financial performance for the 12 months ended 30 September with profit for the year...

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Practitioners under pressure to go digital: Bhengu

Data for value based health care, for coding system maintenance, profiling, and not least malpractice litigation and fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) prevention and...

Medical schemes’ Principal Officers overpaid – healthcare consultant

By Chris Bateman A leading healthcare consultant claims the average R6.482 million annual pay cheque for principal officers, (POs), of leading open medical schemes ‘cannot...

HealthONE ensures optimised data security for doctors and patients

Stay POPIA compliant and keep your patients’ data safe and secure with HealthONE and the latest in Altron HealthTech’s data encryption solutions. Altron HealthTech’s EHR...

Latest court ruling on Certificate of Need welcomed

Trade union Solidarity and the South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) have cautiously welcomed the High Court in Pretoria’s latest ruling on the controversial...

Clinical handovers and transitions of care: COMMUNICATION!

While digitalisation has been said to have the potential to revolutionise virtually all aspects of healthcare access and delivery, consideration must still be given...

Certificate of Need ruling: – government stays on the back foot

The High Court in Pretoria ruled today (15 November) that only the Constitutional Court can pronounce on the constitutionality and validity of the controversial Certificate of...

KZN floods – child disease mortality data questioned

 Photo: Tony Carnie  (Daily Maverick) By Chris Bateman  Diarrhoea-related deaths in the eThekwini district since the disastrous flooding in the region in May this year have...

Certificate of Need: DoH to fight ‘unconstitutional’ ruling in High Court...

The June ruling by the High Court in Pretoria that declared the Certificate of Need (CoN) unconstitutional and unvalid will be contested in the same court...

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One central SA health data system due soon – Crisp

Photo: Dr Nicholas Crisp A centralised digital health patient information system will be the backbone of South Africa’s universal healthcare within four to five years. That’s...