Health industry leadership maturity questioned

Is it possible for the health industry to exercise leadership in addressing the systemic problems without waiting for government? In presenting this poser during an...

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More medical scheme liquidations likely

It is quite likely that there will be more medical scheme liquidations over the next few years and under-pricing during COVID19, while understandable, may have exacerbated this,...

Older doctors now warming to digital tools

Like it or like it not, there is no denying digital healthcare is here to stay and the benefits are far outweighing the perceived...

Comprehensive benefits with no co-pays ‘a lofty goal’

Out-of-pocket payments (OOPs) are regarded as the worst form of healthcare funding. There is no risk pooling, they tend to affect lower income households...

Health system failures will persist until HMI recommendations implemented – CompCom

Characteristics contributing to South African health system failures, such as information asymmetry between patient and practitioners, the general absence of value-based purchasing, and failures...

The medico-legal pitfalls of lab results – top pathologist

Photo: Dr Izak Loftus, a forensic pathologist for Pathcare With pathology tests involved in 70% of medical treatment decisions, avoiding legal pitfalls such as confidentiality,...

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Covid’s devastating impact on global cancer care

By Chris Bateman Clinicians in Europe saw 1,5 million fewer cancer patients in the first year of the Covid pandemic while one hundred million cancer...

Ethics and ‘bottom line’ in business of medical practice

Medical practitioners are expected to have a thorough understanding of the ethical guidelines provided by the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) particularly in...

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Significant rise in medical scheme claims as Covid-19-related pent-up demand is...

Medical scheme expenditure on claims increased significantly in the 2021/2022 financial year compared to the previous year when many members postponed treatment due to...

Stabbed SAMA chairperson back in the hot seat to battle internal...

Photo: Sama Chair, Dr Mvuyisi MzukwaSeven weeks after being admitted to an ICU with a serious stab-wounds, SAMA chairperson, Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa, a Durban...

Empowering doctors to deliver quality, connected healthcare, wherever they are*

It has become a necessity for medical professionals to move from paper to digital without changing their practice’s integrity, or the way they work.   Altron...

HPCSA President elected as President of Africa’s medical councils

Picture: HPCSA President, Prof. Simon NemutandaniPresident of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Prof. Simon Nemutandani has been elected as the new...

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

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

Private hospitals ‘not prioritised ‘ for loadshedding exemption: Minister

While 37 state hospitals have now officially been exempted from further loadshedding with plans to extend it to a total of 300, it seems...