Hand hygiene protocols for ICU patients may reduce infection risks

Hand hygiene practices for patients in the intensive care unit may be just as important for preventing infections as clinician hand hygiene, according to...

Doctors average 16 minutes on computer for every patient

For each patient they see, doctors spend about 16 minutes using electronic health records, a U.S. study1 finds. Researchers examined approximately 100 million patient encounters...

Integrated health providers can take info sharing leaf out of retailers’...

About 80% of people seek information online before they become our patients, said Nancy Howell Agee, president and chief executive officer of Carilion Clinic,...

Championing digital healthcare in South Africa*

Mother-daughter team, Dr Maggie Mojapelo and Dr Malebo Mojapelo-Mokotedi, are active stewards of digital health solutions. They’re on a quest to use new, innovative...

Input required on measures to stem codeine abuse in SA

Concern over the abuse of codeine-containing medicines, especially in South Africa has prompted the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) to request input...

2020 – A healthcare upturn unlikely

2019 brought with it a host of healthcare policy decisions, which aimed to stabilise the South African healthcare sector, promoting sustainability. The Health Market...

Understanding medical malpractice in SA

The second edition of "Understanding Medical Malpractice in South Africa" has now been released as an updated follow-up to the first published in March...

New research may increase number of available hearts for transplant

A new study provides hope that the number of children dying on the transplantation list while waiting for a new heart could potentially be...

Payment-in-kind ruling hailed as groundbreaking for future medical negligence cases

The recent ruling by the High Court in Johannesburg that the future medical needs of victims of medical negligence can be covered by payment...

SA Pain Congress

29-31 May

Surgical Research Society Meeting

4-5 June 2020

27th Wits Biennial Surgical Symposium

5-8 July

South African Thoracic Society (SATS) Congress

13-16 August

Hospital Association of SA (HASA) Conference

14-16 September