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...

KZN doctors meeting comes of age with challenging health future debate

What is the future of healthcare in South Africa? Arguably one of the most loaded questions doing the rounds in the country’s political, social...

Doctor-patient-specific mobile health platform now in SA

The advent of telemedicine emerging as a promising solution for many doctors seeking ways to streamline their practice, expand their reach and improve quality...

Transition of aging surgeons to non-clinical roles: new recommendations released

Age-related declines in cognitive function and psychomotor performance are important considerations in many professions, including medicine. However, few guidelines exist for translating performance observations into the medical...

Extent of medical apps, telehealth use highlighted in US study

Health insurance beneficiaries generally are dissatisfied with the apps that their insurers are providing, according to a new study by well-known global marketing organisation,...

Health professionals supportive of medicinal cannabis, but…

There is a fundamental difference between being supportive of medicinal cannabis and being directly responsible for its delivery, lead author of a review on...

HPCSA warns against unethical conduct in optometry

The HPCSA has expressed its concern about the unethical conduct as well as transgressions of guidelines and policies by some practitioners registered with the Professional Board...

Get the best business phone solution for your practice

Medical practitioners need to focus all of their energy on their patients, rather than being distracted by technology.

Collision rate most critical SA road accident issue

While litigation practices surrounding the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and concerns about its proposed replacement, the Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS), have to be...

1st Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards

A first of its kind in Kenya, the Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards has taken on the mantle and seeks to change the narrative and...

Accountability frameworks needed now to counter medical negligence liability: Van den...

Pre-existing contingent liability resulting from medico-legal claims in the public health service that cannot be avoided and which is now impacting on the Government’s fiscal liability is...

Observation feasible strategy for some eyes with diabetic macular edema

For eyes with center-involved diabetic macular edema (CI-DME) and good visual acuity, vision loss does not differ after initial management with aflibercept versus laser...