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Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

October 31, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

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 Azure – to...

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MEC of Health in the Freestate, Montsheng Tsiu, is set to deliver a keynote at the annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa

HISA2018 leads digital healthcare conversation

October 17, 2018 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on HISA2018 leads digital healthcare conversation

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...

AI will take over 80 per cent of today's Project Management tasks-Gartner

Achieving better patient outcomes with artificial intelligence

October 15, 2018 • Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Achieving better patient outcomes with artificial intelligence

Nurse Florence Nightingale may be most well-known as the British Army’s lady with the lamp, assiduously conducting night rounds and attending to the wounded by candle light. But by demonstrating the link between poor sanitary conditions and high mortality...

Portable medical tech key to unlock successful primary health care

GE Healthcare, Society of Radiography in Kenya partner to enhance radiography training

October 12, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on GE Healthcare, Society of Radiography in Kenya partner to enhance radiography training

GE Healthcare and the Society of Radiography in Kenya (SORK) announced a 2-year partnership to train a minimum of 140 radiographers on the latest medical imaging technologies and techniques. The partnership will build on efforts to achieve Universal...

The impact of video surveillance in healthcare

The impact of video surveillance in healthcare

October 12, 2018 • HealthcareComments Off on The impact of video surveillance in healthcare

Last year, in a written reply to a question in the Legislature, Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa revealed that 107 nurses had been attacked in hospitals between January 2016 and September 2017. According to the MEC many of the attacks took place at night or...

Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018 , is set to take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa

HISA2018 set to lead digital healthcare conversation

October 10, 2018 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on HISA2018 set to lead digital healthcare conversation

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...

Building Africa’s laboratory workforce must be prioritised

Building Africa’s laboratory workforce must be prioritised

October 10, 2018 • HealthcareComments Off on Building Africa’s laboratory workforce must be prioritised

The African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) is committed to raising the profile and importance of laboratory professionals on the African continent. During the ASLM2018 conference in December 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, ASLM aims to put a spotlight on new...

How can Africa’s digital revolution be further transformational in addressing pressing development issues on the continent?

How can Africa’s digital revolution be transformational?

October 9, 2018 • HealthcareComments Off on How can Africa’s digital revolution be transformational?

With more than 250 million smartphones currently in Africa, the African media landscape is rapidly shifting from traditional radio, TV and print, to new media which is primarily digital. The revolution is being felt in all sectors including politics – with...

Meet Abby, the Robotic nurse, at HISA 2018

October 3, 2018 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Meet Abby, the Robotic nurse, at HISA 2018

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...

South Africa gets a new mammography system and upgraded MRI system

Call for private sector involvement to improve Africa’s health and economic growth

October 3, 2018 • East Africa, HealthcareComments Off on Call for private sector involvement to improve Africa’s health and economic growth

GBCHealth, the Aliko Dangote Foundation and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) released preliminary findings on Thursday, September 27 from their forthcoming “Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa” report, calling for greater...

Leading UK Hospital CIO heads to Johannesburg for HISA 2018

Leading UK Hospital CIO heads to Johannesburg for HISA 2018

October 1, 2018 • Events, Healthcare, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Leading UK Hospital CIO heads to Johannesburg for HISA 2018

Andrew Raynes, CIO and Director of Digital at Royal Papworth Hospital UK, will deliver a keynote address at Healthcare Innovation Summit 2018, set to take place on 17-18 October 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. This premier...

Digital health to improve outcomes related to non-communicable diseases

Digital health to improve outcomes related to non-communicable diseases

September 27, 2018 • HealthcareComments Off on Digital health to improve outcomes related to non-communicable diseases

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which include cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory diseases and diabetes, account for more than 70% of deaths globally each year. Several organisations have warned...

Portable medical tech key to unlock successful primary health care

Digital transformation is the key to next generation healthcare in Africa

September 26, 2018 • Digital Transformation, Healthcare, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Digital transformation is the key to next generation healthcare in Africa

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...

Laura Swanepoel, Head of Healthcare, Building Services, WSP in Africa

High performance, smart hospitals in Africa, WSP

September 25, 2018 • HealthcareComments Off on High performance, smart hospitals in Africa, WSP

The next generation of healthcare buildings will be very different from the hospitals, clinics and general practitioner (GP) surgeries we are familiar with today. A revolution in building design is already underway, which has largely been prompted by an...

Free State gets an ‘ATM pharmacy’ to cut patient waiting times

Free State gets an ‘ATM pharmacy’ to cut patient waiting times

September 25, 2018 • Healthcare, Southern AfricaComments Off on Free State gets an ‘ATM pharmacy’ to cut patient waiting times

A groundbreaking ‘ATM pharmacy’ that gives patients with chronic illnesses repeat medication in under five minutes, was unveiled during Pharmacy Month in Bloemfontein. The first Pharmacy Dispensing Unit (PDU) in the Free State is at Twin City Mall, a...

Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations

Microsoft, Google, Amazon join famine prevention initiative

September 25, 2018 • Healthcare, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft, Google, Amazon join famine prevention initiative

Tech giants Microsoft, Google and Amazon are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled on Sunday, 23 September 2018....