Digital health. Where did it all start?

This is the second article in a series on digital innovation in the medical field and how it will affect, improve and change medical...

Last week’s HPCSA investigation alert ‘old news’: DoH

The Department of Health has issued a statement advising that the information doing the rounds on social media during past week about the Health...

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...

OPINION: No mandatory requirement for South Africans to join Fund under...

The publication of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has resulted in much public comment as to the future of healthcare in South Africa.   The...

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Smart usage of captured data key to effective health system

The sharing of trends and data is one of the most overlooked elements when it comes to developing an effective healthcare system. “There is an...

PCNS warns about scam

The Private Code Numbering System (PCNS) is warning all healthcare professionals that the BHF's name has recently been used falsely to send SMS’s to PCNS...

Schemes’ forensic units ‘laws unto themselves’: IPAF

The Independent Practitioner Association Foundation of South Africa (IPAF), in a firmly worded position statement* on fraud and alleged racism by medical schemes just...

Recordkeeping and the value of the mundane

The recent judgment (on 7 May 2019) of the Gauteng High Court in amongst others, Viviers and MEC for Health Gauteng, is unexceptionable on the facts...

Collaboration needed to stabilise system

Collaboration between associated service providers to the country’s healthcare personnel and needs in general is critical, particularly in an environment under transition such as that being experienced...

Insurance company, co-operative bank join forces to fill private practice security...

Well-known global professional services organisation, Aon, and Medicoop, a co-operative bank dedicated to the exclusive needs of healthcare professionals, have entered into an agreement to jointly...

CMS announces details of probe into medical schemes

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) says it hopes its probe into allegations of unethical conduct by medical schemes against medical practitioners will solve the issue...

SIU probe into HPCSA welcomed

The HPCSA has welcomed the probe by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) into the Council. In a notice in the Government Gazette on Friday, President Cyril...

Ethics key to professional healthcare in SA

South African healthcare is currently under severe pressure due to a steady increase in the number of incidents of medical malpractice that almost inevitably resulted in...

Medico-legal crisis videos for top office released

In a unique initiative intended to bring the extent of the medico-legal crisis in South Africa directly to the attention State President Cyril Ramaphosa,...

Healthcare Federation of SA to be launched in July

Deliberations on the launch of a South African Chapter of the African Health Federation, which commenced during the African Health Business symposium in Johannesburg...

Probe launched into medical schemes’ treatment of healthcare professionals

Bodies representing healthcare professionals and the medical schemes industry have welcomed the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) decision to probe allegations of unethical behaviour by some...