Altron ‘mede’-clusters take hold under HealthTech banner*

While it has been very much a case of business as usual for the three Altron entities, MedeMass, MediSwitch and MedeServe as they have become clustered under...

Prompt payment, CON issues addressed by NHI’s Crisp

Practitioners will be paid in real time, no real need for a Certificate of Need, and services will have to push ahead without a patient records...

Immediate, shorter-term answers to current difficulties required: ASAIPA NHI Submission

A more immediate or shorter-term answer to the difficulties currently faced in the provision of healthcare must be prioritised, the Alliance of SA Independent Practitioner Associations (ASAIPA)...

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...

HMI outcomes monitoring proposal: standards office relationship considered?

When deciding on the establishment of an independent Outcomes Monitoring and Reporting Organisation (OMRO), the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) panel was asked at this...

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...

Withdrawing tax credits presents ‘huge risk’ across both sectors

The intention to withdraw the current medical schemes tax credits, as proposed in the recently presented NHI Bill, will represent “a huge risk” with...

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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...

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...