Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi’s Afric@Tech initiative – which was created as a part of the recent Viva Technology event in Paris, France, took place this May 2018 with its overall winner emanating from South Africa. Aligned to Sanofi’s objective of accelerating healthcare innovation, the Afric@Tech challenge invited start-ups working on the...
Belt tightening has become common practice for anxious South African consumers who have, again, been accosted with warnings of steep food price increases. The situation is grim for homes but the bigger threat of food insecurity is lurking in the shadows. When responding to food price increases, households adjust their...
T-Systems has officially been confirmed as a Bronze sponsor of the 5th annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa which is set to take place from 8-9 October 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. This year, HISA is bringing together over 300 healthcare practitioners, policymakers, technology experts, investors and...
BlackBerry Limited revealed at CES 2016 a partnership with Sharecare, a digital health and wellness engagement platform, to provide consumers with better and more secure insights into their health. Over 41 million people have shared more than 6 billion data points about their health status and habits with Sharecare, which...
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 rates in hospitals, it was her pioneering use of data...
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 government internet shutdowns being the modern-day teargas used to...
T-Systems has been announced as Platinum sponsor of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit. 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.” T-Systems forms part of the Deutsche Telekom group...
WhatClinic.com, a Tripadvisor style site for private healthcare, has launched a program of expansion in South Africa to meet the growing demand from consumers for information about clinics. According to the company, detailed listings for more than 500 clinics already on the site, the team behind the online offering plans...
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,...
The 5th Healthcare Innovation Summit is set to take place from 8 to 9 October 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg. The healthcare industry, over time, has been adopting technology in order to develop new products and expand the reach of healthcare. Technologies, such as Augmented Reality,...
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...
Digicape has revealed that it is expanding its solution set in the Healthcare market with the announcement of a deal with xRapid, a London-based startup that created a mobile health solution that provides automatic diagnosis of malaria via an iPhone app. By using Digital Imaging (DI) technology and Artificial Intelligence...
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 over the weekend, particularly in...
Ransomware is a prevalent threat for all organisations and the Healthcare sector is no exception. In 2016 alone we have seen a number of Hospitals targeted by Malware, causing huge financial loss and putting patients at risk. Panda Security’s malware research facility, PandaLabs investigated this Cyber-Pandemic in order to...
The Government of Uganda has today launched a new rotavirus vaccine to protect under five-year-old children from diarrhoea. The vaccine, which will be available for free in health facilities throughout the country, is the 11th vaccine to be added into the national schedule of the expanded programme on immunisation in...
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 300 healthcare practitioners, policy makers, technology experts, investors and hospital administrators, will...
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