When hospitals employ doctors, costs go up, study shows

As South Africa considers proposals encouraging the employment of doctors by private hospitals in an effort to contain healthcare costs, a new study by...

Latest COHASA hospital accreditations announced

Two Cure Day and Mediclinic hospitals are among the latest healthcare facilities to have been awarded accreditation by the Council for Health Service Accreditation...

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Survey on registrar training in SA launched

The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) has launched a survey to assess the concerns of registrars about their training and examination processes....

BUSA and DoH set up formal team to engage on NHI

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) have agreed to set up a formal mechanism to engage on pertinent issues...

Health professional insurance: business or personal…?

For many healthcare professionals, there is often a blurring of lines between personal and business roles and this can even extend into insurance planning. ...

Cancer now leading killer in rich countries

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a...

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...

Depersonalisation findings ‘worrisome’ in Wits burnout study

Extremely high levels of depersonalisation found among registrars with burnout symptoms at the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand was...

Computer hackers able to kill patients

Hobbyist or criminal hackers who breached security firewalls could potentially kill patients wearing remote-controlled pacemakers or insulin pump devices, it emerged at last week’s...

Global view of NHI cause for optimism in SA: Barry Childs

South Africans are often too introspective and forget to examine how the rest of the world has implemented widely-differing models of universal healthcare, Barry...

AI and value in radiology – unlimited horizons

When the “Godfather” of artificial intelligence, Professor Geoffrey Hinton, predicted that ‘deep learning’ would render radiologists redundant within five years, he overlooked medico-legal and...

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NHI Bill is constitutional, Parliament told

The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is constitutional, state law advisers told the portfolio committee on health yesterday (Thursday). News24 has reported that acting chief...

Doctors: read the NHI Bill and have your say…

Family practitioners must find the time to read through the NHI Bill*, take note of the sections that will affect them directly in their daily practices,...

NHI supported in principle but contradictions in Bill need to be...

If government wants private stakeholders to accept its NHI plans as set out in the recently released NHI Bill and collaborate with it to...

Re-engineering Primary Health Care initiative: ‘very little to inspire’

The data scarcity in South Africa’s current primary health care (PHC) environment is one of the main reasons the progress of the national Re-engineering of Primary...