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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 straight to your phone. People use Abby to monitor their wellness, track improvements or set-backs, and...

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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 • Healthcare, OpinionComments 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 • 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 • Healthcare, OpinionComments 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....

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HISA2018: Zebra Technologies announced as Bronze sponsor

September 13, 2018 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on HISA2018: Zebra Technologies announced as Bronze sponsor

Zebra Technologies has been announced as a Bronze sponsor for the 4th annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa which is scheduled for 17-18 October 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The event which is set to host over...

Digital health to improve outcomes related to non-communicable diseases

Delivering healthcare that is right for Africa

September 11, 2018 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Delivering healthcare that is right for Africa

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...

Artificial intelligence to enhance patient care

Artificial intelligence to enhance patient care

September 10, 2018 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Artificial intelligence to enhance patient care

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are two of the most talked about technologies today. They are predicted to achieve miraculous things and remarkable shifts in how healthcare is managed and delivered. However, the reality today is not quite...

Founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria heads to Johannesburg for Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa

Founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria heads to Johannesburg for Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa

September 7, 2018 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria heads to Johannesburg for Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa

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...

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Emerging trends and opportunities in the African eHealth market

August 30, 2018 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Emerging trends and opportunities in the African eHealth market

The healthcare industry in Africa is being disrupted by new technologies. With access to cutting-edge technologies, doctors and healthcare practitioners can improve the delivery of care to patients. Technology also empowers patients and communities to...

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How will Wearables, IoT impact African Healthcare?

August 24, 2018 • Events, Healthcare, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on How will Wearables, IoT impact African Healthcare?

One of the biggest transformational shifts in healthcare is the rise of the Internet of Medical things. The healthcare industry has been quick to adopt connected medical devices as they can help providers offer a better standard of care while also improving...

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Johannesburg gets ready for 4th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa

August 22, 2018 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Johannesburg gets ready for 4th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa

The 4th annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa is scheduled for 17-18 October 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference will attract over 300+ hospital CxOs, medical practitioners, healthcare IT leaders, service...

Praekelt.org’s and WhatsApp's Enterprise Solution is changing the face of social impact globally

Praekelt.org and WhatsApp’s Enterprise Solution is changing the face of social impact globally

August 10, 2018 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Praekelt.org and WhatsApp’s Enterprise Solution is changing the face of social impact globally

WhatsApp recently launched their Business API, their way of supporting businesses that require more powerful tools to communicate with their customers. WhatsApp being the chat application with the largest global reach, with more than 1.8bn users, mostly in...