HTC and Under Armour unveiled UA HealthBox, a connected fitness system that measures, monitors, and manages the most important drivers of health and fitness – sleep, fitness, activity and nutrition. Designed and manufactured by HTC and powered by UA Record, UA HealthBox includes a fitness band, heart rate monitor and...
Dutch company Delft Imaging Systems has successfully completed its African e-health and tuberculosis (TB) project in Ghana this March 2018. 51 X-ray systems were installed across the country to accelerate TB case detection in Ghana. March 24th is World Tuberculosis Day. Tuberculosis is curable, but kills 5000 people every day....
IT News Africa is proud to announce the hosting of the inaugural Healthcare Executive Golf Day in partnership with T–Systems South Africa. The Golf Day takes place on 11th September 2019 at Kyalami Country Club, Johannesburg. The Healthcare Executive Golf Day brings together healthcare technology executives from both Public and...
Health technology company, Philips has partnered with the government of Kenya and the United Nations to transform primary health care in Kenya. The initiative will give special focus to gaps in human resources, healthcare financing, essential medicines, medical supplies, health information, and the use of technology. Philips is the first...
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...
According to a report by Nigerian Communications Week, the management of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) released a statement on Wednesday 6 September 2017 to clarify their position on the claim made by Mr. Kunle Olorundare, an official of the commission, who said that using substandard phones could cause...
African ICT company, J2 Software has been announced as a keynote sponsor of the upcoming Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017) set to take place on 29 – 30 August at Vodacom World in Midrand, Johannesburg. The Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa looks to join the dots between innovation and practicality, by...
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 acceleration of technological innovation, changing population demographics, shifts in expectations...
Along with economic growth in Africa comes increased pressure on supply chain infrastructure, creating challenging business conditions and difficulty in matching supply with demand, particularly in the healthcare arena. Many African countries have experienced a surge in the volumes of medicines and healthcare products moving through their public health facilities,...
Technology has come a long way in terms of the efficiency in handling healthcare claims since the early 1990s. Through the development of specific coding systems and ever more advanced rules engines and algorithms, artificial intelligence and human clinical expertise are increasingly coming together to optimise the claims handling...
Johannesburg, August 2015:  Healthcare and technology leaders will come together at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, on the 19th of August 2015, for the African Innovator: Healthcare Innovation Summit, under the theme - "Transforming Healthcare with Technology." Sponsored by Telkom, the Healthcare Innovation Summit has generated a great deal of excitement within...
An ‘ATM pharmacy’ that gives patients with chronic illnesses their repeat medication has been launched in Alexandra, a township in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday, 15 March 2018. The Pharmacy Dispensing Unit (PDU) is the first of its kind in Africa and was developed by a team comprising experts from...
A cheap steroid available from R149 ($8.71) an injection in South Africa is being hailed as a breakthrough treatment used to reduce fatalities amongst critical COVID-19 patients. Known as dexamethasone, the drug has been proven to reduce deaths by one-third in patients on ventilators, according to the University of Oxford....
The 5th annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (HISA) is set to take place from 8 to 9 October 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The Summit will address and discuss issues and challenges specific to healthcare organisations through workshops, discussion streams and focussed tracks. #HISA2019 will focus on...
Ghanaian agritech company, Farmerline has sent WHO COVID-19 information to over 18,000 smallholder farmers across 32 districts in Ghana in the wake of the pandemic. The World Health Organisation's (WHO) COVID-19 messages - which were originally available in the English language on the Internet - have been translated into...
Care Software Solutions Ltd, the South African owned, UK based software company behind the innovative digital care management system, Zuri, will showcase the software’s new features and abilities as part of the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa, (#HISA2017), at Vodaworld, Johannesburg, Midrand between 29 and 30 August 2017. The Summit will...
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