Doctor pharmacist collaboration essential to cut out iatrogenesis risks

South African patients are essentially getting a raw deal when it comes to medication counselling and assured adherence “In the United States they experience from...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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: Van den Heever

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...

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...