Doctors average 16 minutes on computer for every patient

For each patient they see, doctors spend about 16 minutes using electronic health records, a U.S. study1 finds. Researchers examined approximately 100 million patient encounters...

Championing digital healthcare in South Africa*

Mother-daughter team, Dr Maggie Mojapelo and Dr Malebo Mojapelo-Mokotedi, are active stewards of digital health solutions. They’re on a quest to use new, innovative...

Input required on measures to stem codeine abuse in SA

Concern over the abuse of codeine-containing medicines, especially in South Africa has prompted the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) to request input...

2020 – A healthcare upturn unlikely

2019 brought with it a host of healthcare policy decisions, which aimed to stabilise the South African healthcare sector, promoting sustainability. The Health Market...

Understanding medical malpractice in SA

The second edition of "Understanding Medical Malpractice in South Africa" has now been released as an updated follow-up to the first published in March...

13th Haematology Oncology Symposium

10-11 July

Hospital Association of SA (HASA) Conference

14-16 September

SAMA states position on criminal charges against doctors

SAMA has issued a position statement on the criminal charging of medical personnel, following the charges of culpable homicide against paediatric surgeon, Dr Peter Beale and...

Wishes from Med Brief Africa

The Publishers, Editors and Executives of Med Brief Africa wish all Readers, Advertisers and Contributors a Joyous Festive Season and a Happy and Healthy 2020!

Healthcare must proceed with caution in adopting AI

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform and disrupt healthcare. However, the industry must beware of unintended consequences and not give in to marketing...

Top stories you may have missed

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week… SAMA opposed to NHI Bill in current...

High-dose vitamin D shows no benefit in critically ill

Critically ill patients who are vitamin D deficient do not seem to gain any benefit from the administration of high-dose vitamin D in the intensive care...

Children conceived from frozen embryos at increased risk for certain cancers

When frozen embryos are used during in vitro fertilization (IVF), the resulting children have a slightly higher risk than other kids for certain types...

Government intents on destroying private health insurance to pave way...

The announcement by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) that no Low-Cost Benefit Options (LCBO) will be allowed for low-income consumers and no health...

Health corruption watchdog probing numerous fraud, corruption complaints

Since its launch in October, the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum (HSACF) has received numerous complaints of serious corruption, fraud and maladministration in the health...

SAMA opposed to NHI Bill in current form

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says while it remains supportive of the progressive realisation of Universal Health Coverage for people in South Africa,...