The health sector is on the cusp of a step change that will see patients benefit from treatment that is more focused on the individual than ever before. Through the better use of data and advances in analytics, precision healthcare promises a more personalised approach that will significantly improve the...
Abby, previously known only as Healthinator's Multi-Functional Physiological Assessment Centre, is a self-service health kiosk or "robotic nurse" that can do 12 health checks in less than 2 minutes and then send you your health report straight to your phone. People use Abby to monitor their wellness, track improvements or...
The University of Johannesburg (UJ)'s Institute for Intelligent Systems has developed a tech-driven toolkit to assist healthcare practitioners to monitor and diagnose patients, reports IT Web. The device is named e-mutakalo, the Tshivenda word for "Health". The new smart toolkit collects, processes and analyses real-time vital signs. UJ says that this...
With evident success over the years, the 4th edition of the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (HISA2018) - slated for 17 & 18 October 2018 in Johannesburg - promises to be the biggest to date; bringing together industry leaders and influencers including heads of technology, policy makers, technology solution providers,...
From shopping to hailing a ride, with the click of a button or a swipe of a screen, technology has revolutionised our everyday lives. But can it change the way we address the global issue of declining health? More and more people around the world are suffering from chronic illnesses...
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...
IT leaders and healthcare executives have 7 days left to register for the upcoming 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit, which is set to take place on 24 & 25 August at the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - under the theme: “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” The 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit...
Korean telecommunication provider, KT, announced the launch of the Global Epidemic Prevention Platform (GEPP) in Ghana on Sunday, 18 August 2019. The project, in conjunction with the Ghana Health Service (GHS), is the first public-private partnership between Korea and the West African country. The platform is the result of a...
Networking and communication technologies provider, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has joined the 5th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa as a platinum sponsor. #HISA2019 will take place on 8-9 October at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg under the theme “Digital Building Blocks for a Patient-Centered Healthcare System”. The event addresses the many...
When you buy a smartphone you are not just buying a device that can cater for keeping in contact with friends and family, but you are also opening yourself up to a world of possibilities when it comes to apps. With mobile phones evolving constantly, we now have access...
Access to quality healthcare is considered a basic human right, however, the South African healthcare sector is faced with numerous challenges that impede this essential service delivery. A shortage of skilled doctors and nurses coupled with a rapidly growing economy and population mean that there simply are not enough providers...
South Africa Qlik Master Reseller, a leader in visual analytics has been confirmed as gold sponsor of Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017). HISA2017 is set to take place on 29-30 August 2017 at Vodacom World in Midrand, Johannesburg. As the healthcare industry looks to take advantage of the benefits of business...
South Africa’s National Radiology Services Incorporated (NRS) at the Netcare Waterfall City Private Hospital has launched the new Senographe Pristina mammography system, designed to make breast screening more comfortable and inviting for patients. NRS Inc also launched its upgraded SIGNA Explorer G2 MRI, which will offer increased diagnostic quality,...
The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) and the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health (CWCDH) announce a strategic partnership to accelerate and drive the international deployment of digital health at scale, facilitate greater collaboration for international digital health projects and create economic opportunities. Digital technologies offer huge opportunities to strengthen health...
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...
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...
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