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Mobile app to improve access & availability of essential medicines in SA

July 15, 2016 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile app to improve access & availability of essential medicines in SA

The national Department of Health (NDoH) and Vodacom have successfully deployed a custom-built mobile application (app) in 3126 clinics across South Africa, to monitor drug stock levels and reduce drug stock-outs. The Stock Visibility Solution (SVS), a mobile platform developed by Vodacom through its long-standing partnership with NDoH, is now used in all...

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Healthcare Innovation Summit

Fortinet Named Platinum Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

July 14, 2016 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Fortinet Named Platinum Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

Fortinet has been announced as Platinum sponsor of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the...

Philips releases South Africa results of the first edition of its Future Health Index (Image Source: wikimedia.org).

Cost is a significant barrier to healthcare in South Africa

July 12, 2016 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cost is a significant barrier to healthcare in South Africa

Royal Philips today released the South Africa results of the first edition of its Future Health Index (FHI), an extensive international study which explores how countries around the world are positioned to meet long-term global health challenges through...

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T-Systems Named Platinum Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

July 5, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on T-Systems Named Platinum Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

T-Systems has been announced as Platinum sponsor of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit. From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming...

Mobile Healthcare

Improved healthcare delivery models across Africa transform industry

June 22, 2016 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Improved healthcare delivery models across Africa transform industry

The pharmaceutical industry, followed closely by healthcare information technology (IT), in Africa is predicted to experience substantial growth in 2016. A host of factors are anticipated to have a positive effect on the African healthcare industry. Increased...

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Mobile technology proven to address challenges around healthcare

April 8, 2016 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile technology proven to address challenges around healthcare

ViiV Healthcare, a global specialist HIV company, announced jointly with its global partners, Vodafone Foundation, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies and the United States Government through the United States Agency for International...

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Technology is a key driver to overcome healthcare challenges in Africa

February 18, 2016 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Technology is a key driver to overcome healthcare challenges in Africa

Healthcare in Africa differs widely, depending on the country and also the region—those living in urban areas are more likely to receive better health care services than those in rural or remote regions.  Many communities lack clean water and proper...

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BlackBerry & Sharecare to accelerate consumer driven healthcare

January 12, 2016 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry & Sharecare to accelerate consumer driven healthcare

BlackBerry Limited revealed at CES 2016 a partnership with Sharecare, a digital health and wellness engagement platform, to provide consumers with better and more secure insights into their health. Over 41 million people have shared more than 6 billion data...

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HTC and Under Armour unveil UA HealthBox

January 6, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, HealthcareComments Off on HTC and Under Armour unveil UA HealthBox

HTC and Under Armour unveiled UA HealthBox, a connected fitness system that measures, monitors, and manages the most important drivers of health and fitness – sleep, fitness, activity and nutrition. Designed and manufactured by HTC and powered by UA Record,...

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Philips takes a deeper look at the future of African healthcare

December 1, 2015 • General, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Philips takes a deeper look at the future of African healthcare

At the Philips Africa Innovation Experience 2015, JJ van Dongen, CEO of Philips Africa highlighted some of the key technologies created by Royal Philips over the last year. The innovations showcased cut across a broad range of uses and industries, but the...

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Healthcare IT at risk from security-agnostic GenMobile side effects

November 17, 2015 • Healthcare, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Healthcare IT at risk from security-agnostic GenMobile side effects

Healthcare organisations are ill prepared for the high-risk mind-set of the GenMobile workforce, with a lack of security procedures in place to protect a new, more collaborative digital generation entering the workforce. The security threat study revealed...

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IT – transforming the way services are delivered for the healthcare sector

November 12, 2015 • Healthcare, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on IT – transforming the way services are delivered for the healthcare sector

Access to quality healthcare is considered a basic human right, however, the South African healthcare sector is faced with numerous challenges that impede this essential service delivery. A shortage of skilled doctors and nurses coupled with a rapidly growing...

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Mobile technology to address Africa’s healthcare challenges

October 5, 2015 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile technology to address Africa’s healthcare challenges

Mobile technology can address some of the biggest health challenges in Africa, says Vuyani Jarana at Vodacom Business. Healthcare is a massive challenge in Africa. The continent is home to 15% of the world’s population and 24% of global disease burden, and...

Healthcare Innovation Summit

Healthcare Innovation Summit: Discussing data analysis for healthcare resource planning

September 21, 2015 • Healthcare, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Healthcare Innovation Summit: Discussing data analysis for healthcare resource planning

Hosted by IT News Africa, and sponsored by Telkom, the Healthcare Innovation Summit was held at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel, Johannesburg on the 19th of August 2015. During the course of the Summit, IT News Africa recorded each round table discussion....

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Video: Attendees react to Healthcare Innovation Summit

August 26, 2015 • Events, Healthcare, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video: Attendees react to Healthcare Innovation Summit

Drawing in a large number of decision makers, the African Innovator: Healthcare Innovation Summit addressed the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” Sponsored by Telkom, the Healthcare Innovation Summit was held at the Protea Fire...

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In Pictures: Healthcare Innovation Summit

August 21, 2015 • Features, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: Healthcare Innovation Summit

The African Innovator: Healthcare Innovation Summit addressed the critical topic and theme of – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology,” this past week. Sponsored by Telkom, the Healthcare Innovation Summit generated a great deal of excitement...