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8 reasons to exhibit at Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017

June 26, 2017 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on 8 reasons to exhibit at Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017

The highly anticipated 3rd edition of the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017), set to take place on 29 and 30 August at VodaWorld in Johannesburg, will bring together CXOs, department heads and senior management from government, public and private hospitals, CIOs and IT Managers in healthcare, health-tech entrepreneurs and startups, clinics,...

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Equra Health is strategically positioned to offer radiation therapy services to the wider sub-Saharan African population.

Equra Health chooses eNetworks as Key Tech Partner

June 26, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern AfricaComments Off on Equra Health chooses eNetworks as Key Tech Partner

Equra Health, the provider of radiation therapy facility services in South Africa, has chosen eNetworks as its key technology partner to enable better efficiencies throughout the company’s IT network infrastructure. Operating from its headquarters in Cape...

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Business intelligence transforms healthcare delivery

June 20, 2017 • HealthcareComments Off on Business intelligence transforms healthcare delivery

As the healthcare industry looks to understand and take advantage of the benefits of business intelligence (BI), local and international industry leaders are already making use of this technology to get ahead. It is no secret that healthcare providers are...

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Big Data in Healthcare: connecting the dots between diagnostic, admin, clinical systems

June 12, 2017 • Healthcare, OpinionComments Off on Big Data in Healthcare: connecting the dots between diagnostic, admin, clinical systems

The delivery of healthcare services in Africa is under pressure to change, and no-one can be certain how the industry will evolve. What can be certain is that future trends will be driven by access to Big Data, to shape new models of care in driving...

AfriLabs and ICT 4 Social Innovation Network enter a partnership for African technology to lead the continent’s progress.

AfriLabs joins forces with iHub Kenya

June 8, 2017 • East Africa, Education, General, HealthcareComments Off on AfriLabs joins forces with iHub Kenya

A pan-African network of 50 technology innovation hubs, AfriLabs, has joined forces with iHUB Kenya and ICT 4 Social Innovation Network* which is founded by SPIDER* to unite key sectors for digitally advancing development in health, education and rights...

Last night in Berlin, Daniela Rudner, Senior Technical Advisor, GIZ; Dirk Beils, MD, MACH4 Germany and Dr Shabir Banoo, Chief Technical Specialist for Pharmaceutical Programmes, Right to Care with the Global Health Award.

SA’s medicine dispensing ATM wins prestigious German Award

May 19, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA’s medicine dispensing ATM wins prestigious German Award

A healthcare innovation, which was the result of the cumulative efforts of German and South African innovators, walked away as the big winners at last nights German Global Health Awards held at the B20 Global Health Conference in Berlin....

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New Medical App Launches in SA

May 15, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New Medical App Launches in SA

Medici, the app that is revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa and will continue to expand into the rest of Africa. The next-generation secure messaging app enables users to communicate virtually with medical...

2017: the year the board (finally) noticed information security

Is your Healthcare data safe?

May 10, 2017 • Healthcare, OpinionComments Off on Is your Healthcare data safe?

In the all-out war for data, the healthcare industry is getting hit the hardest. Experian’s fourth annual 2017 Data Breach Industry Forecast states that healthcare organisations will be the most targeted sector for attack, with new and sophisticated attacks...

The first Community Life Center (CLC) in Africa opened in 2014 .(image: Philips)

Philips to accelarate healthcare in Kenya

May 4, 2017 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Philips to accelarate healthcare in Kenya

Health technology company, Philips has partnered with the government of Kenya and the United Nations to transform primary health care in Kenya. The initiative will give special focus to gaps in human resources, healthcare financing, essential medicines,...

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Cash costs South Africans R23b – Mastercard

May 3, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cash costs South Africans R23b – Mastercard

A new Mastercard study, which was released today at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, reveals that using cash cost consumers R23 billion or 0.52 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product in 2015. These costs are disproportionately carried...

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Healthcare companies to improve care plan delivery to patients

April 28, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Healthcare companies to improve care plan delivery to patients

Med-e-Mass, a developer of management applications for the healthcare industry, has partnered with Datos Health, developer of a Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD) management solution, to link care plan incentives to a patient’s remote health progress,...

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and now Neuralink.

Cloud-based AI could become part of the human brain

April 21, 2017 • General, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud-based AI could become part of the human brain

A human-computer brain interface company, Neuralink aims to help humans keep pace with the rapid advances in AI, and aims to achieve this by integrating AI with human consciousness. Neuralink’s technology will enable human use of AI as an additional...

Vodacom, through its Siyakha Platform, has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby. (image credit: wideopenplatform.com)

Vodacom launches mobile solutions for expecting mums

March 29, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom launches mobile solutions for expecting mums

Vodacom through one of their platforms, Siyakha which means ‘we are building’ in isiZulu, has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby that offers maternal support to expectant mothers. Mum and Baby will provide FREE health information and videos...

Airtel Uganda held a health camp in Kisoro this past weekend.

Airtel Uganda holds health camp in Kisoro district

March 27, 2017 • East Africa, Healthcare, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Uganda holds health camp in Kisoro district

Airtel Uganda staff members in partnership with Hind’s Feet Project volunteers and other organizations offered treatment to the sick residents and equipped them with sufficient and relevant information to make proper health decisions at Nyakabaya Primary...

Equra Health is strategically positioned to offer radiation therapy services to the wider sub-Saharan African population.

Painless cancer treatment available in South Africa

March 24, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern AfricaComments Off on Painless cancer treatment available in South Africa

The Life Healthcare Group, one of South Africa’s leading hospital groups, brings sophisticated radiation cancer technology to cancer patients in the Gauteng region, with the opening of the Oncology Centre at Life Eugene Marais Hospital, extending Life...

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African hospitals embrace Artificial Intelligence

March 24, 2017 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on African hospitals embrace Artificial Intelligence

Sophia Genetics a health technology company unveiled the list of African hospitals that have started integrating SOPHiA Artificial Intelligence into their workflow at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) in...