Speaking at the recent SAPICS Conference in Cape Town, Dull revealed how AI in the form of IBM Watson is being used to aid decision making in public health supply chains in developing countries and improve patients’ access to life-saving medicines. She contends that the big challenges in these...
MEDITECH, a healthcare information systems software company has been confirmed as gold sponsor of Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (HISA2017). This event will take place on 29-30 August 2017 at Vodacom World in Midrand, Johannesburg. There is simply no other event in Africa like HISA2017. This event joins the dots between innovation and practicality, presenting...
One of the biggest challenges faced by the healthcare industry is maintaining the financial stability of hospitals and clinics, which means closing the gaps that bleed these facilities of their profits. As a result, healthcare facilities must position themselves to deliver world-class healthcare, as well as heightened efficiencies and...
Samsung, a leader in medical imaging technology, is showcasing its latest Ultrasound, Digital Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) concept and their software innovations at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago. “We are pleased that Samsung’s AI technologies have...
South Korea's telecommunications company, KT, has signed an agreement on the use of Big Data in preventing infectious diseases with the Ghana Health Service. Attendees at the signing ceremony in Accra, Ghana, included Yoon Jong-Jin, KT's senior executive vice president in charge of public relations and Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare,...
Teams of IBM experts completing month-long pro bono consulting assignments in Africa recommended strategies to the leadership of Ghana, Kenya and Morocco to help improve critical public health and workforce development efforts in those countries. The 42 IBM specialists were there as part of IBM's Corporate Service Corps, which provides...
Microsoft, through its 4Afrika initiative, and the Centre for Proteomic & Genomic Research (CPGR) have embarked on a joint project bringing together the intelligent cloud and genomics research to create a scalable, cost-effective technology platform to power advanced medical analysis and research. This platform will be enabled by Microsoft...
The Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018 kicked off at the Gallagher Convention Centre on October 17, 2018 with its 4th successful year running. Each year, healthcare and technology influencers gather for two days of networking, lively intellectual exchange and exploration to see what's new, what's cutting edge and what will...
Today, data forms the crux of businesses whether driving insights or being used to understand and better serve customers. In terms of the medical industry, patient data is especially critical. This is because Doctors rely upon patient information such as medical histories, diagnoses, treatments and medication data to help them treat...
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 sanitation facilities, particularly in rural areas.  This means that...
The biggest tech trend in Africa, and the one that is making the biggest impact on the everyday lives of people is the rise of smartphones and feature phones. Africa has seen the fastest uptake of mobile devices in the world and mobile subscribers are set to hit half a...
Digital transformation practice based in Cape Town, South Africa has partnered with Ms Bola Bardet to create and launch Susu Healthcare. This digital healthcare company was taken from concept to launch in less than 18 months with the help of the experts at DYDX. Susu, recently won the Sanofi in...
On 08 and 09 October 2019, IT News Africa is set to host the 5th annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa at the Gallagher Convention Centre. This year’s conference will focus on joining the dots between innovation and practicality, presenting the latest healthcare technologies and showcasing their practical application and...
The benefits of the digital revolution to the healthcare sector in Africa are enormous, yet many angles must be considered if it is to prove successful. There are many people around the world who fall through the cracks in the healthcare field. They either lack the resources to see a...
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 Healthcare’s oncology footprint and new radiation technology into three provinces. Cancer patients now...
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 yet has only 3% of the world’s healthcare...
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