Development in Africa has had a long history of Western influence, which often doesn’t address African needs. When it comes to health, community-developed programmes are far more successful. With this in mind, we are seeing a boom in local health technologies tailored to fit the needs of the communities...
While over 12-million South Africans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, rollout in the country has been slow. Currently, Media24 reports that the South African government is debating whether or not the jabs will be made mandatory for SA citizens. While these discussions occur, recently appointed...
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 Phoenix. African hospitals are adopting SOPHiA to get up to speed and...
SAMED, a medical device industry association has been named strategic partner for the upcoming Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017. In what will be the 3rd edition of Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017), this year's conference is set to take place on 29 and 30 August at VodaWorld in Johannesburg, and will...
Eliminating barriers and ultimately increasing access to quality health services, for all, is a key pillar that requires significant focus if the aspirations laid out in the Agenda 2063 are to be achieved. It is also crucial if a prosperous future of inclusive and sustainable growth, where all African people...
Airial Robotics has developed a new generation of UAV’s which significantly expand the opportunities to operate commercial drones. We have evaluated and re-thought every aspect of the UAV products to come up with better solutions using progressive methods and modern technologies.  The Gyrotrak platform has been designed to far exceed...
The 5th annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa is set to take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from the 8th to 9th October 2019. The summit, which aims to be the biggest HISA to date, will address challenges specific to digitalisation in the healthcare industry within Africa.  Here are three...
African Investor, an international investment and media company, has been named prime media partner for the upcoming Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (HISA2017). Unlike any other event on the African healthcare calendar, HISA2017 looks to join the dots between innovation and practicality, by presenting the latest healthcare technologies and showcasing their...
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...
Employees today are accountable for making mental health in the workplace a business priority. This includes creating a stress-free work environment, as well as being empathic and responsive to the requirements of employees. Businesses that turn a blind eye to employee wellness may find that their unwillingness to provide...
Kenya-based HealthTech company AfyaRekod launched a fully automated Universal Patient Portal, built on blockchain technology. Through a centralized platform patients and the medical professionals treating them will have real-time access to their health data and medical history not only ensuring effective ongoing medical management but critical timely access to information in...
Trishula Pathways, a South African based Healthcare technology firm launched their flagship product known as the African Healthcare Portal, on the 22nd of November at the JoziHub event space in Milpark, Johannesburg. The portal is the brain child of Trishula Pathways CEO; Dr Yushavia Govender, who created the platform to...
Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. However, President Paul Kagame has not been credited enough with improving the Rwandan health system with the use of drones. The drones have been improved on and will increase deliveries from 50 to 500. Technology can save lives and...
Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system, has selected Oracle Applications Cloud as part of an end-to-end Cloud deployment to modernize its IT systems and transform the performance of key business functions including HR and Finance. The move to Oracle Applications Cloud will enable Adventist Health to support...
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 potential to solve some...
At Gitex 2019 in Dubai, King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) announced that is has partnered with Avaya to build a unified contact centre that will transform healthcare delivery in the UAE. “One of the biggest technical challenges at KFMC is the ability to standardise communications channels for patient services -...
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