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Prof Jane Griffiths

Technology leads the future of healthcare on the continent

May 23, 2018 • HealthcareComments (0)

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 using innovative solutions to improve patient care. According to Professor Sharon Brownie, Dean of...

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Nokia's Advanced Command Center aids emergency services

Nokia’s Advanced Command Centre aids emergency services

May 15, 2018 • Healthcare, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

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 (0)

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...

Can data management solve the drug resistance challenge?

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...

Cybercriminals are targeting healthcare organisations

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,...

How to combat contact centre fraud using voice recognition

Tanzanian hospital adopts voice recognition technology

February 22, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzanian hospital adopts voice recognition technology

The Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam has become the first public hospital in Tanzania to use voice recognition technology. The new technology will help doctors to encode patients’ information as well as help decrease report turnaround...

Using technology to transform information into intelligence that improves cancer care

Using technology to transform information into intelligence that improves cancer care

February 20, 2018 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Using technology to transform information into intelligence that improves cancer care

In the digital age, data are all around us. How these data are captured, formatted and analysed determine if they are pieces of information or kernels of intelligence that give us the power to take meaningful action. The explosion of data in healthcare is...

New tools to assist hearing impaired

New tools set to assist hearing impaired individuals

February 12, 2018 • Healthcare, SponsoredComments Off on New tools set to assist hearing impaired individuals

Anyone who struggles with their hearing will tell you that telephone conversations and meetings can be the most challenging of business settings. Even with hearing aids, following conversations in these situations can present a significant hindrance in...

Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

February 8, 2018 • Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is calling for entries to the Afric@Tech start-ups challenge targeted at innovators in the medical and healthcare sectors in Africa. The Sanofi at Africa@Tech comprises three challenges aimed at providing innovative and adapted...

Using technology to transform information into intelligence that improves cancer care

E-health platform disrupting healthcare industry in Kenya

January 25, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on E-health platform disrupting healthcare industry in Kenya

MYDAWA, an e-health platform that enables customers to purchase authentic medicines and wellness products has hit over 30,000 registered users in December 2017. The platform was launched in March 2017 and features a unique mechanism that gives back control to...