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How to use artificial intelligence in healthcare while protecting privacy

How to use artificial intelligence in healthcare while protecting privacy

June 20, 2018 • Healthcare, OpinionComments (0)

Technological advancements in health IT have created tremendous possibility for improved efficiency and better interoperability, empowering patients to play a more dynamic role in their healthcare. Increased access to data that can predict health outcomes, and more effective analytical capabilities including artificial intelligence, create tremendous...

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Dr. William Mapham, founder of Vula Mobile

African Technology startups showcase Innovative Healthcare Solutions at VivaTech in France

June 13, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi’s Afric@Tech initiative – which was created as a part of the recent Viva Technology event in Paris, France, took place this May 2018 with its overall winner emanating from South Africa. Aligned to Sanofi’s objective of...

IFAD Vice-President in Kenya to promote innovations for rural transformation

IFAD Vice-President in Kenya to promote innovations for rural transformation

June 6, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Mining & EnergyComments Off on IFAD Vice-President in Kenya to promote innovations for rural transformation

Cornelia Richter, Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), concluded a five-day visit to Kenya where she met with Deputy President William Ruto and other high-ranking government officials to discuss expanding successful...

Innovative hazardous waste management system launched in South Africa

Innovative hazardous waste management system launched in South Africa

June 2, 2018 • Healthcare, Southern AfricaComments Off on Innovative hazardous waste management system launched in South Africa

Healthcare institutions have a legal duty to ensure that their hazardous waste is managed responsibly. As stipulated in the Proposed National Health Care Risk Waste Management Regulations (2018), the person in charge of a health establishment must ensure that...

Philips and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands sign seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center

Ethiopia and Netherlands to build Ethiopia’s first specialised Cardiac Centre

May 26, 2018 • East Africa, HealthcareComments Off on Ethiopia and Netherlands to build Ethiopia’s first specialised Cardiac Centre

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands, today signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialised Cardiac Care Centre to address the critical shortage of cardiology services...

Prof Jane Griffiths

Technology leads the future of healthcare on the continent

May 23, 2018 • HealthcareComments Off on Technology leads the future of healthcare on the continent

Technology is shaping the way we experience healthcare. From electronic medical records and patient self-tracking to informatics and minimally invasive procedures, healthcare is getting more and more high-tech… and nurses in Africa are at the forefront of...

Nokia's new 5G design and deployment services deliver faster time to market and lower total cost

Nokia’s Advanced Command Centre aids emergency services

May 15, 2018 • Healthcare, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Nokia’s Advanced Command Centre aids emergency services

Nokia is extending its command and control room portfolio for public safety agencies with the launch of the Advanced Command Centre. The solution is a step towards next generation 911 and 112 standards, enabling rich media call taking, 360-degree situational...

IDTechEx Research Report Explores Connected Sensors for the Prevention of Chronic Ulcer

IDTechEx report explores connected sensors for prevention of chronic Ulcer

May 10, 2018 • Healthcare, OpinionComments Off on IDTechEx report explores connected sensors for prevention of chronic Ulcer

As advancements in connectivity and miniaturization of electronics are made, smart sensors are beginning to find traction within the wound care pathway. IDTechEx Research has published a report titled Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2018–2028 and have...

Healthcare will become digitised by 2030, experts predict

Healthcare will become digitised by 2030, experts predict

May 9, 2018 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Healthcare will become digitised by 2030, experts predict

Automation, robotics and self-diagnosis will soon play a vital role in caring for ageing populations and creating better experiences for both patients and health workers, but security risks could rise, according to a Aruba report. Within ten years your...

Improving healthcare outcomes with Artificial Intelligence

Improving healthcare outcomes with Artificial Intelligence

May 8, 2018 • Healthcare, OpinionComments Off on Improving healthcare outcomes with Artificial Intelligence

Predictive analytics can save lives. Healthcare has always come with the fine balance of prioritising care and allocating scarce resources. Providers are faced with tough decisions about how long doctors or nurses see patients, who occupies their limited...

Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

April 23, 2018 • General, Healthcare, OpinionComments Off on Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

The past few months have seen digital becoming more integrated with industry sectors across Africa. But it is the data-rich environment of insurance that has especially benefitted from this with several trends emerging that impact on the effectiveness of its...

Ghana

African e-health project in Ghana completed

March 23, 2018 • HealthcareComments Off on African e-health project in Ghana completed

Dutch company Delft Imaging Systems has successfully completed its African e-health and tuberculosis (TB) project in Ghana this March 2018. 51 X-ray systems were installed across the country to accelerate TB case detection in Ghana. March 24th is World...

Evolving the game with the management of data

The role of data management in controlling foodborne diseases

March 22, 2018 • Healthcare, OpinionComments Off on The role of data management in controlling foodborne diseases

Recent heightened media attention around the Listeriosis outbreak has highlighted the necessity for increased digital communication and data storage to eradicate foodborne diseases on a more proactive basis. Listeriosis was essentially transmitted through the...

Urgent steps needed to close Africa’s high-end IT security skills gaps

Cybercriminals are targeting healthcare organisations

March 22, 2018 • Healthcare, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Cybercriminals are targeting healthcare organisations

Currently, there are 7.1 million patients using connected medical devices and remote monitoring. Additionally, healthcare providers are expected to spend $9.5 billion on cloud services by 2020, with most organisations using a multi-cloud environment. These...

South Africa gets first-of-its kind ATM pharmacy

South Africa gets first-of-its kind ATM pharmacy

March 16, 2018 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa gets first-of-its kind ATM pharmacy

An ‘ATM pharmacy’ that gives patients with chronic illnesses their repeat medication has been launched in Alexandra, a township in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday, 15 March 2018. The Pharmacy Dispensing Unit (PDU) is the first of its kind in Africa...

Rwanda: Utilities Regulator approves Airtel's acquisition of Tigo

Tigo and Airtel Rwanda launch new insurance enabler

March 8, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo and Airtel Rwanda launch new insurance enabler

Tigo and Airtel Rwanda in partnership with Radiant Insurance Company, Inclusivity Solutions, and Access to Finance Rwanda have launched a new insurance enabler called Ingoboka Cash. With Airtel and Tigo Customers and total mobile wallets of 1.4 million,...