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...
Facebook announced on Monday, 28 October 2019, that it will now let users choose to get personalised reminders about upcoming healthcare checkups and vaccinations. According to The Verge, the social media giants Preventive Health tool "focuses on getting people information about cancer screenings, heart checkups, and flu vaccines —...
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 ingestion of contaminated food products, with pregnant women, the elderly and persons with underlying health...
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...
The number of cyberattacks on frontline healthcare responders have surged at the same time as the global COVID-19 pandemic, trending upwards almost entirely in line with case numbers. By March 2020, phishing emails had spiked by over 600% since February, as cyber-criminals looked to capitalise on the fear and uncertainty...
Two graduate students from the university of American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola have developed an application for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). According to The Vanguard the Software Engineering graduates developed the app in an effort to improve the delivery of health care insurance services in their...
Technology advances by leaps and bounds, and sometimes ideas that were only science fiction yesterday become things you can feel, touch and use today. Now, a team of researchers at University College London have recently published the results of experimenting with a robotic "third thumb" in the journal Science Robotics. The...
According to the 2018 WHO Global Health Expenditure Database, African countries are gradually increasing domestic investments in health with 35 out of 55 AU Member States (over 64%) having increased the percentage of their Gross Domestic Product invested in health over the previous financial year. However, while African countries have...
The 4th annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa is scheduled to take place on 17-18 October 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the theme “Paving the road to Sustainable Smart Healthcare”, the summit is set to assemble hundreds of hospital CxOs, medical practitioners, healthcare IT leaders, service...
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...
Today’s healthcare services face unprecedented pressure. Population growth, lifestyle choices and geographic disconnects are converging to yield often overwhelming complexities. Fortunately, tech and applications are starting to acquire an increasingly effective ameliorative influence. The game is changing fast, whether it is organisations adapting and streamlining processes to improve data access and...
Telecom26 has partnered with SystemOne to enable real-time test result communication, timely containment and treatment actions for infectious disease programmes in Ghana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The testing programmes are being implemented in conjunction with each country’s Ministry of Health and build upon SystemOne’s existing work across Africa tackling numerous diseases...
The annual World Economic Forum begins today in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. While some of the world's top business leaders and politicians will gather to discuss burning socio-economic matters under the banner The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business, the event does have a technological angle as well. Each...
According to a study published in the Journal of Nature Medicine, recovered COVID-19 patients may rapidly lose antibodies - the blood proteins necessary to stave off virus infections and the cornerstone of vaccinology. The finding raises new questions about the idea of immunity passports (a way for people considered immune...
Microsoft is set to acquire AI software company Nuance Communications - marking Microsoft's second-largest acquisition ever. The “Nuance deal would be a trophy for Redmond,” according to Wedbush Analyst, Dan Ives. “Nuance is in the midst of an unprecedented strategic turnaround the last few years under the leadership of CEO...
Veeam has been announced as Gold sponsors of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming summit, under the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” Veeam recognises the new challenges companies across the...
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