Oticon has announced the launch of Oticon OpnTM, the internet connected hearing aid that opens up a world of possibilities for IoT devices. Alongside this connectivity, Oticon has made giant strides with Opn’s core function as a listening device. Powered by the ultra-fast Velox platform, Opn overcomes a challenge that...
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...
South Africa’s healthcare organisations are currently on a journey to providing comprehensive and accessible healthcare services to all its citizens, in both the private and public healthcare ecosystems. However, the finalisation of legislation and standards that govern this sector has not been without challenges. The aim is to ensure that...
Great network infrastructure, sound financial support and meaningful partnerships are key to unlocking potential growth for the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Chief Executive Officer for Broadband Infraco, Andrew Matseke, says South Africa, which currently acts as the gateway for international connectivity for the continent's landlocked neighbouring countries, has seen...
43% of South Africa’s population lives in rural regions, with just one physician responsible for 7 700 people, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). With limited options, telemedicine has the potential to make healthcare far more accessible, as technology evolves. These days, you can apply a biosensing patch and...
The 5th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa will take place on 08 -09 October at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. For two days, healthcare professionals, industry experts will gather to network, take part in lively intellectual exchanges and explorations to see what’s new, what’s cutting edge and what will shape...
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 and was developed by a team comprising experts from...
As more South Africans return to work in May, workplaces are re-designing to combat COVID-19 infection, while simultaneously reassuring workers are the new priority. Fortunately, South African innovation is rising to the challenge of reimagining shared workspaces in the COVID-19 era and a timely example of this is HealthID. Launched this...
As part of its ongoing commitment to developing the healthcare infrastructure in Malawi, the country’s Ministry of Health, through the Global Fund Project Implementation Unit (PIU), has embarked on a $3,7-million project to install solar energy at 85 health facilities nationwide. In an interview with Malawi’s The Nation newspaper, the...
With evident success over the years, the 3rd edition of Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017)- slated for 29 and 30 August 2017 in Johannesburg, promises to be the biggest to date; bringing together industry leaders and influencers including administrators, heads of technology, policy makers, technology solution providers, academics, health-tech...
A cheap steroid available from R149 ($8.71) an injection in South Africa is being hailed as a breakthrough treatment used to reduce fatalities amongst critical COVID-19 patients. Known as dexamethasone, the drug has been proven to reduce deaths by one-third in patients on ventilators, according to the University of Oxford....
Facebook is ramping up efforts to help researchers and healthcare workers better understand the spread of COVID-19 through the Data for Good programme. In an official blog post, the social media giant says in order for public health systems to put the right kind of guidelines in place they need "better...
The amount of time we spend on the phone – either for business or personal use – can have a harmful effect on our overall health. The concerns about how posture and phone use influences well-being is not a new one, however, it has become a greater concern due...
As the lines between virtual and augmented reality become increasingly blurred, we will find ourselves able to solve social and economic problems in completely new ways. The Future of Apps, an F5-commissioned report conducted by the Foresight Factory, highlights how the merging of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)...
We so often hear stories of the hardships associated with accessibility to high quality healthcare, but for many the nearest doctor, let alone specialist, can be many hours away. South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi recently pointed out that universal access to quality healthcare can work as an equaliser...
Care Software Solutions Ltd, the South African owned, UK based software company behind the innovative digital care management system, Zuri, will showcase the software’s new features and abilities as part of the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa, (#HISA2017), at Vodaworld, Johannesburg, Midrand between 29 and 30 August 2017. The Summit will...
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