CMS launches pilot programme for planned National Beneficiary Registry

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) is going ahead with its plan to establish a central repository containing the details of all medical scheme...

SA’s top hospitals according to Discovery Health

Mediclinic, private hospital group Busamed and independent private hospitals have come up tops in Discovery Health latest survey to choose South Africa’s 20 best...

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Minister to consult all healthcare providers on NHI Bill before it...

New Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize and heads of his Department will be meeting with all healthcare stakeholders in the next six months to discuss government’s move...

SA’s healthcare system lacks real data to improve quality care

There's a lack of real information from an accessible, sustainable database of clinical procedures and outcomes that informs the quality of healthcare provision in...

Telehealth: the game-changer for healthcare in Africa

Telehealth has the potential to overcome shortages of healthcare professionals by increasing access to specialists in bigger and more well-equipped medical centres, hospitals and...

Strong regulatory systems critical to reach universal health coverage – WHO

Regulators across many countries have recalled dozens of medicines to treat high blood pressure in recent months because they were found to contain potentially...

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Human Rights Commission probes doctors’ racial profiling claims

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has held a preliminary hearing into ongoing claims by Black, Indian and Coloured doctors that they are...

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...

Rheumatoid arthritis remission cuts risk for CV complications

Rheumatoid arthritis remission significantly cuts the risk for cardiovascular complications among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study presented at the recent European...

Doctor must, by law, release record to scheme on request

Apparent confusion about whether or not practitioners are allowed to disclose a patient treatment record to his or her medical scheme was cleared by...

NHI legislation on its way to Parliament: Health Minister

Newly appointed health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize has reiterated that National Health Insurance (NHI) will happen, and the legislation governing its implementation and funding...

HMI-prompted ethical rules redrafting underway

After agreeing with the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) findings to the extent that certain of its rulings - namely Rule 7 – Fees and...

Different mind-set required ‘to do things differently’

The private sector can learn a lot from its public counterparts, but still needs to support the public sector as it meets its challenges. Addressing KZNDHC Conference delegates...

GEMS potentially largest health PPP in SA

Member contributions being significantly subsidised by the state (their employer) along with healthcare services being delivered by both public and private providers renders the...

WHO launches AWaRe tool to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance

Using the "access," "watch," and "reserve" designations established previously, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a new tool to limit the use of...

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