Practice Management

BHF Conference speaker line-up announced

Speakers at the 21st Annual BHF Conference, to be held in Cape Town from 18 to 21 May, will be:  Thematic sessions for the conference...

Addressing healthcare incident issues to curb medicolegal claims

Identifying healthcare incidents, recognising he needs of those affected, examining what happened to understand the causes, and responding with action to mitigate will be...

Why medical aid schemes and insurance companies should be allowed to...

The outbreak of COVID-19 has once again shed a spotlight on the importance of affordable access to quality primary healthcare. When the pandemic was...

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...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week ‘Rotten’ regulation and pricing system keeps HIV-prevention...

Madhi to present on COVID’s future at GP Forum

South Africa’s world renowned vaccinologist and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Prof Shabir Madhi, will lead...

Viable, responsive research systems under scrutiny in Africa Health webinar

Viable and responsive research systems will be under scrutiny during this week’s Africa Healthcare Webinar featuring international research luminaries, Dr Karl Stroetmann (pictured), Adjunct...

NHI Bill: schemes’ ‘hackle’ clause can be removed, re-worded

The draft NHI Bill clause causing “conflict and confusion” among medical schemes, i.e. Section 8 2b – “which gives the impression that the intention...

End of Life decisions – SA doctors in a legal wilderness

By Chris Bateman For nearly 40 years there has been no successful national policy or legislation for South African doctors dealing with ethically agonising end-of-life...

Urgent plea to government, judiciary, in wake of doctor killing

The Independent Practitioners Association Foundation (IPAF), umbrella body for the country’s IPAs, has issued a ‘very important plea’ to the South African government and...

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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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week… Public sector ultimate goal for new home...

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...

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...

COVID experience gone some way to resolving contracting issues

That GP contracting cannot happen in a vacuum and that the procurement and contracting of specialist services should be through global tariff mechanisms are...

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...