Raath on Health Squared, Crisp on SA’s health future: IHRM October...

The failure of Health Squared, which applied for liquidation last month and now under curatorship, has demonstrated the importance of medical scheme financial soundness...

CSSD: No margin for error in today’s health facilities

Photo:  Clinical decontamination specialist Xana JardineCentral Sterile Supply Departments (or CSSDs) are an integral, yet often overlooked component of the functioning of any healthcare...

Move afoot to legalise industry marketing code equality

Medical device and pharmaceutical marketing code representatives will be meeting with the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) as a collective shortly to finalise...

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HPCSA calls on government to immediately exempt all hospitals from loadshedding

The HPCSA has called on government to urgently exempt all hospitals and clinics in the country from loadshedding, saying it has created more strain...

Janssen SA launches app that bends time for multiple myeloma patients

When patients receive a diagnosis like multiple myeloma, waiting can become their lives, and time becomes even more precious. The Jansen App, Time Keeper,...

Ethics For All 2022: Medical Conference

20 October 2022

Moral challenge to doing business in healthcare: ‘accept no contradiction exists’

Even with all its travails and its limited envelope of care, private delivery systems are remarkably standardized which in no small measure the care...

LEGALLY SPEAKING

Legal review of current health care matters*The Pretoria High Court handed down a welcome judgement on 26 August 2022 regarding the funding of Elaprase...

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Murder anniversary, specialist arrest* prompts specialised medico-legal input plea

A recent survey has shown that almost nine out of 10 doctors are concerned about facing an investigation following an adverse patient outcome during...

Pursuit of health challenge solutions to drive conference

Solutions to overcoming the Africa’s health challenges are multifaceted and include health systems strengthening, committed leadership, human resources (quality and capacity), improving quality, and...

Developing a National Outcome Measurement and Reporting (OMR) Framework

By Dr Andrew Good, Co-founder Southern Africa Outcome Measurement and Reporting Conference (SA OMRC) The all-important 2nd Annual Outcome Measurement and Reporting Conference (OMRC) will be...

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Health Squared placed under provisional curatorship

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has given notice that Health Squared Medical Scheme has been placed under provisional curatorship effective from yesterday, Thursday, 8 September...

Council aware of preauthorisation issues…

More than 90% of medical service providers (MSPs) indicate a negative impact of preauthorisation on patient clinical outcomes, the results of a survey conducted...

Maternal mortality key indicator for quality measurement

For the National Health Insurance (NHI) system to be sustainable, performance, value, quality and equity would have to be measured and monitored, Prof Eric Buch, CEO of...

Health quality signs of improvement in wake of COVID

Although COVID had a considerable influence on health services and delivery in recent years, health quality appears to have shown some improvement in certain...