Hybrid Cardiology theme for SA Heart 2022

Theme for the 22nd SA Heart Annual Congress 2022, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from 27 to 30 October, will be “Face to Face | The...

HIE: A solution to address SA’ highly fragmented health system

Although Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have become an integral part of the country’s private healthcare system, the data contained in these records remain highly...

Health Information Exchange launched to improve patient care in SA

          Dr Rolan Christian, CEO of CareConnectThe launch of South Africa’s first industry-wide Health Information Exchange (HIE), emanating from the...

R10m prize for research on mental health crisis amongst SA youth

Social Finance UK, a not-for-profit organization has partnered with global charitable foundation, Wellcome , to launch the Data Prize in Mental Health in the UK and SA. The...

Schemes’ NHI concerns in prospect for Friday’s webinar

Medical scheme risk managers will have the opportunity to ask questions and express their concerns about National Health Insurance (NHI) when Dr Nicholas Crisp,...

Surviving medical litigation in SA – two experts give guidance

Healthcare professionals faced with unhappy patients, patients’ relatives or colleagues should engage early and transparently, use existing formal internal procedures - and avoid any...

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Less than half of providers ask about teens’ mental health

Only four in 10 parents say their teen's primary care provider asks about mental health concerns at all check-ups, results of a survey released...

Public sector ultimate goal for new home care model

A massive proportion the healthcare spend  goes towards brick and mortar facilities and servicing the overheads rather than going towards the things that make...

J&J vaccine effectiveness in SA healthcare workers: Landmark study published in...

A landmark study published in The Lancet has provided the world’s first evidence of the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine (Ad26.COV2.S) in healthcare...

Public health crises: call made to ‘distrusted’ medical aid societies

Running a public health system “with all the posts frozen” was just one of the many anomalies in the current public health environment identified...

Health system problems: time to make the difficult choices up front

A non-negotiable priority right now before any meaningful work can be done to sort out the healthcare problems in South Africa must be breaching...

No HIV ‘waves’, ‘daily reports’, but 125000 deaths every year…’ongoing

Efforts on safe sex education and on other risky behaviours that drive HIV/AIDS need to be "re-doubled" if there is to be any hope...

HPCSA announces U-turn on exorbitant fee increases

 Following healthcare practitioners’ outcry over the HPCSA’s steep fee hikes for 2022/2023 and threats of legal action, the Council has capitulated, realigning the tariffs...

Peer guidance preferred provider approach to funder collaboration

The fact that the views of the medical schemes presenting to the parliamentary health portfolio committee on the NHI Draft Bill and the views...

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Conference aim: to foster collaborative industry participation in wake of COVID...

Aim of this year’s Board of Healthcare Funders Southern Africa Conference in Cape Town (dates and details above), particularly in light of the COVID...

SAMRC honours SA’s top medical scientists

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has honoured some of the country’s top medical scientists and researchers for the work they are doing...